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Use Your Google Docs Account to Monitor Web Site Uptime

If you’re looking for a free and customizable uptime monitor, you can easily tweak a Google Docs account to do the dirty work for you.

Over at Digital Inspiration they share a great tutorial and bit of code for turning a Google Docs spreadsheet into a monitoring service. All you need is a Google account and a copy of their free spreadsheet to enjoy minute-by-minute monitoring with email alerts. Hit up the link below to read how to set it up and get a copy of the monitoring script.

Monitor Your Web Site’s Uptime with Google Docs [Digital Inspiration]

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  • Published 03/27/12

Comments (6)

  1. Collaboration

    I have some issues with Google docs while sharing transient data, with this feature I am sure it’ll be easy for us to maintain the web site up-time but since the that’s here keeps changing, sharing of this info becomes tedious, I have been constantly looking for some alternatives of Google docs for this reason and have found one, it’s CollateBox http://www.collatebox.com/ it says easier than Excel, better than Google docs.
    Need to give a closer look at this one once it is launched..

  2. andria

    Good to know about the Use The Google Docs Account to Monitor Web Site Uptime

  3. Beverly K Carlson

    Anyone know why the latest version of Firefox no longer can use the Google tool bar that includes ‘translation button’?
    Or why the ‘send link’ button no longer works?

  4. andria

    Digital Inspiration they share a great tutorial and bit of code for turning a Google Docs spreadsheet into a monitoring service.

  5. Sandra

    Thanks for sharing about CollateBox, I guess the feature of monitoring up time is through the technical code which is available in Google docs. by including this I guess Collatebox can function in a better fashion as it says better sharing than Google docs. With e-mail notifications and alerts.

  6. buythiscomputer

    Does it work for you ?

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