Watchful Features

Watchful Features

Website organizer for any host

Watchful’s main dashboard lists all of your websites and gives you a 1000-ft view of your entire portfolio. This allows you to prioritize maintenance tasks and make informed decisions quickly. And don’t worry if your sites are spread across different hosts: Watchful supports hosts around the world both large and

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Massive time saver

When you’re managing more than a couple of websites, the time it takes to keep them backed up, updated and secure can add up quickly. Not to mention the fact that repeating the same tasks on multiple sites can be very tedious. Watchful includes a set of automated and bulk-processing

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Backup scheduler & monitor

To automate and schedule backups, Watchful works hand-in-hand with popular tools such as All-in-One WP Migration, XCloner, and Akeeba Backup. Choose from daily, weekly or monthly backups, and of course the remote storage location of your choice like Dropbox, Amazon S3 and Google Drive. With Watchful, you can be confident

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Bulk software updater

Facilitating updates for plugins, extensions, themes, templates and other software on your website is one of the most important features of Watchful. Since updating software across a host of sites can be very time consuming, the bulk software updater is a very efficient productivity tool. And because updates are so

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Intrusion scanner

Watchful includes a number of tools to help detect unauthorized access to your web site. The first tool in this arsenal is the early warning audit. The early warning audit is an intrusion scanner runs every day and looks for changes to your core files and services. This includes changes

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White-label report builder

If you’re managing sites for clients, a monthly or quarterly report is a great way to show how much maintenance you’ve done.Watchful makes it easy to prepare reports for your clients with your very own cover page and logo. Reports can include any and all information form the site activity

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Vulnerability scanner

The vulnerability scanner in Watchful is a collection of tools that perform in-depth, system-wide scans. The scanner is designed to check for problems with the system configuration, file and folder permissions, missing core files, and potential malware. Unlike the automated intrusion scanner, the vulnerability scanner is performed as often as

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Bulk software installer

The bulk installer is a useful tool when a plugin or extension needs to be installed on multiple sites at once. This is very useful when rolling out new software. But it’s also useful for those times when an existing software is misbehaving, won’t update properly, or needs to be

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Premium plugin updater

Watchful is the only website maintenance service to offer updates for premium WordPress plugins alongside free updates from the official plugin repository. As shown above, Watchful includes a centralized license manager. A centralized license manager has a number of benefits: You only need to enter the license code in one

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Commercial extension updater

Watchful is the only website maintenance service to offer updates for commercial Joomla extensions alongside free updates from the official plugin repository. As shown above, Watchful includes a centralized license manager for Joomla download keys. A centralized license manager has a number of benefits: You only need to enter download

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SEO Analyzer

The SEO Analyzer runs a technical SEO audit on your site. The audit checks for SEO best-practices such as: Use of the title tag Heading tags structure W3C validation Broken links Presence of a sitemap Correct use of robots.txt This tool can be used repeatedly to check how changes on

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Site activity tracker

Document all the important maintenance activity on your sites with the site activity tracker. Everything that Watchful manages appears in the tracker and is stored in the site activity logs. The tracker includes updated software, to stale backup warnings, missing critical file events, admin user changes and much more. You

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