and even get SMS's too!
Using Google to monitor your websites is easier than you think, and you can even get them to SMS for FREE!
I stumbled across this simple Google Docs spreadsheet from Digital Inspiration can email (and sms!) you and monitor your website for free.
1. Signup or sign into Google Drive
3. Add your Website and email address simple separate the urls with a comma.
I used mylesagnew.com and hostingsign.com (expired domain) to test the script.
4. Enable SMS you want. Follow this guide to setup SMS notifications from Google Calendar
5. Select Initalize Website Monitor -> Initialize
Then Website Monitor -> Start
By Default the script will check your site every 5mins, and this is what you'll get
After Extensive testing for two days and comparing with paid solutions this is great for those who don't have security on there host/server if you do like I do, you may be getting a lot of false positives. (Meaning notifications when the site isn't really down but your security appliance has started temporary blocking some google ips.) But Try for yourself it's free!
I want to thank Amit Agarwal for writing the script. I've referenced his original script and site below.
Script Author Amit Agarwal Page ->http://www.labnol.org/internet/website-uptime-monitor/21060/