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Port Monitor

Free Website Accessibility Tracker

Published 03/07/2013 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Port Monitor is a website tracking tool that lets users know whether a site is available or experiencing downtime. When an issue is detected, the application sends an email notification to let the user know something is amiss. Mobile alert options are also available so users have 24 hour access to notifications even when they are not at home by the computer. No software installation is required. An API is available so users can integrate Port Monitor into a custom application. The user’s account also provides helpful details about website access, such as average monthly update for the website, details for each downtime incident and reporting features so users can stay on top of the overall health of their website’s accessibility.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Port Monitor is a helpful application that has not yet received significant popularity. The service is essential for anyone who manages a website or blog. Users can easily track accessibility even when they are not at the computer. Although the application is rather basic, it has a few extra perks that make it appealing, such as reporting features and mobile alerts. In time, more startups, individuals and small businesses may be attracted to the simple allure of Port Monitor.

What are the differences to other apps?

Monitoring website availability is not a tremendously difficult task. There are quite a few tools that can be used along with some larger applications that include this service as an extra feature. Port Monitor is appealing because it provides a simple, straightforward service that hones in on this one necessary task. Users can see current accessibility and follow their overall averages using built in reports to make sure that their current hosting solution is working as desired.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Port Monitor presents a modern face with no fluff. The application is very clean and tidy, with a blue, black and white color scheme that keeps things professional. Anyone can easily master the interface, which includes no clutter and basic buttons, charts and graphs. The experience is relaxed and lets the user get the information they need quickly without jumping over visual obstacles.

How does the registration process work?

Anyone can try Port Monitor by clicking the blue “Sign Up for Free!” button found along the left side of the homepage. The short form on the following page asks for an email address and password. Once the form is successfully submitted, the user is immediately logged in and taken to their account dashboard. No further confirmation is required to start using the application.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can register for a new account for free. There are no subscription fees and no extra charges for using the various features offered by the application in its current state. Users should note that the service is in beta and does mention the continuation of its free account. It can be assumed that a premium option will be added later. As of now, free beta accounts include up to five groups, 10 targets and one month history limits.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Port Monitor is a good choice for anyone who owns or manages a website. The application will alert the user to downtime so the issue can be remedied quickly. The service is currently watered down but free access makes it appealing to startups, small businesses, non-profit and individuals. The interface is user friendly and can streamline the task of tracking website access.

  • Track a website's accessibility
  • Receive an email notification when downtime occurs
  • Mobile alert options are available
  • Generate reports and see monthly uptime average
  • API lets users integrate Port Monitor into custom applications

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Port Monitor contact details

Postal address:
Nazaríes Information Technologies
Avda. Constitucion 20, Office 106
ES-18012 Granada, Spain

Port Monitor pricing

FREE - Permanently free version




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