A new service launched recently called Watchful.li, or simply Watchful, provides Joomla administrators with an easy solution to both monitoring and updating any number of Joomla installations through one dashboard portal. According to developers, "Watchful is an innovative, one-of-a-kind service that changes how you manage your portfolio of Joomla sites."
There are three basic tasks that a Joomla admin will be able to accomplish through Watchful's dashboard.
On demand and scheduled backups.
The service provides remote backup capabilities as well as configuration of scheduled backups through integration with Akeeba Backup.
Remote Joomla upgrade.
"Once you’ve made a backup of your site, you can now perform maintenance tasks such as applying a Joomla upgrade to keep your site safe. Like the backups, a Joomla upgrade is applied directly from the Watchful dashboard with no need to login to the remote site," according to Anything Digital, creators of the service.
Unlike backups, upgrades cannot be scheduled and must be performed manually.
Monitoring and intrusion detection.
Watchful will also monitor the Joomla files "most commonly targeted for hacking and defacing," and will send notifcations if suspicious activity is detected.
Plans start at $4.99 per month to monitor up to five Joomla sites. For more information, visit Watchful.li.