Keeping an eye on your website is more important than focusing solely on its cosmetics. Although an elegant looking website generates more traffic, people would definitely avoid it if it’s infected with viral and malicious codes. Hackers always try to target popular and good looking websites, so owners of such web services always provide utmost security to its users. Websites Cop is a lightweight tool that is able to monitor specified files on your website. If any changes are made on your webpage without your permission (for instance, if a hacker infects your webpage with a malicious code), Websites Cop will send you an email alert and automatically repair the damage by restoring original files. This is quite important in that if the infected files are not repaired, they can affect your webpage’s visitors. The application sends real-time email notifications if someone tries to modify your webpage, and lets you edit set remote directory for each single file and creates logs for errors. Set the application to start with Windows, and it will run quietly in the system tray without cluttering your taskbar. More on Websites Cop just ahead.
The program’s interface looks quite simple at first glance and has three tabs at the top, namely Main, Settings and Notify. To start, add the files to Websites Cop that you would like to monitor. Navigate to the files in the Select Files input field, select your files and click Add File to add them to the monitoring list. When done, hit Start The Sentinel button.
Once all files are added, provide your website’s FTP details in the Settings tab. Other general settings such as frequency of monitoring files, auto repair modified files, enable/disable background mode, start with windows, Save the different files, Save logs only if file was modified etc, can also be adjusted here. Set your email address in the Notify tab and enable email notifications to receive emails about any attempts to make changes to your webpage.
From the File, Settings, Resources, Help and Check For Updates drop down menu’s at the top, you can open/delete logs, open/delete errors, save and load settings and check for updates. A serious drawback of this application is its inability to add multiple files and folders at a time. Websites Cop uses only around 12mb of your systems memory, and works Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.