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"You mean your European customers can't access site?" Ruby asked.
"That's what I thought at first. When Hong Kong monitoring station reported an alert, I assumed transatlantic connection was blocked. But when Florida monitoring station reported in, I had to check site. And guess what?"
"I guess that you won't be home for dinner."
"Sorry. I have to get on line with web host and straighten this all out."
"Hey, that's OK. I'm just happy you get instant those alerts. I would hate to see you get that call during our dinner and have to go all way back into office. Let me know when you're coming home."
"OK. I'll let you know as soon as I do. Bye."
Carl checked more detailed report online. Here is an example.
As Carl dialed his ISP, he realized it would likely be a long evening. But not as long as if he received less frequent reports. And not as long as next day would be if website had been offline for next.
And that's what website monitoring is all about.
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