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Troubleshooting uptime monitoring

If you are having difficulties obtaining accurate uptime information, or experience excessive uptime/downtime alerts, please review the instructions for using this feature.

If you still have problems, try the following solutions.

  1. Make sure you have a paid plan in the account area of Watchful. Free plans are not able to monitor uptime.
  2. Make sure your site is connecting normally to Watchful. If not, please review our troubleshooting connection problems guide.
  3. Be sure that your domain name in Watchful site settings matches EXACTLY the address of your website, especially in regards to the use of www and https vs. http in the url.
  4. Be sure the Word to Check option in your site details is spelled correct. If you are unsure about this, remove the Word to Check until the problem is resolved.
  5. Be sure the Word to Check exists on the homepage of your site.
  6. If you are using a phrase in the Word to Check option, choose a single word instead.
  7. Whitelist the IP Addresses shown here. You may need to contact your hosting provider for this.
  8. Delete and then create a new uptime monitor for your site. Instructions for adding and removing uptime monitors can be found here.