This is something that was knocked up relatively quickly when I stumbled across the domain isitdown.me being available.
The basis of this project is to allow anyone to simply type in the website address they are trying to access and my external server will try to hit that domain to determine if it’s down for everyone, or just the user.
Unlike other services available out there, isitdown.me will also grab a snapshot of the website and confirm how long it took for the website to load (if indeed it does load).
While it is in its infancy there isn’t much to say about it other than go and check it out. We’ll check back in a year to see where it is.