Just a quick one this week. Have you ever been contacted by one of your customers who have told you that your ecommerce store is not loading? It always used to make me wonder just how long the site had been down for, and how much money it had cost us.

These days, there are plenty of site monitoring solutions out there that are either cheap, or free. We have been using Binary Canary for a while now, and it seems to do a great job. It continually checks our sites for us automatically, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and then sends us an email of it can’t access the site. It also sends an email if the site has recovered.

For some reason, this has given me great peace of mind. It doesn’t fix any problems of course, but it means I know that there is a problem as soon as it happens, so we can get onto it as soon as possible. Hope this helps!