Amazing Tools

Perform maintenance and keep your site safe in a fraction of the time.

Backup Manager

Always know if your site has been backed up recently

The Backup Monitor allows you to review the status of your 10 most recent backups. The date and time of the most recent backup is also displayed on the Dashboard.

Together, these features provide a convenient way to determine if your backup is recent enough for site maintenance to be performed, or if a new backup must be created first.

You can also use the Old Backup Warning app to be proactively notified if your most recent backup has become outdated.

Software Updates

Seamless updates for both free and commercial add-ons

The easiest way to protect your websites is to keep the CMS software and any add-ons/extensions up-to-date.

Watchful has the largest database of software updates, and is the only update service to support commercial extensions including the uber-popular Akeeba, NoNumber, and JCE software suites.

All supported extensions list

Remote Installer

Install extensions in bulk for standardized or customized changes to your websites

The Remote Installer allows you to install extensions or perform manual software updates to your web sites.

The installers and updaters can be uploaded from your PC, selected from your dropbox account or installed from a URL.

In each case, the file will be applied to any or all of your sites in a single pass making uniform and standardized changes to your sites fast and easy.

Site Audit

Be sure that website best-practices are followed and remain in effect

The Site Audit checks your site for security best-practices, hacked or modified core CMS files, and malware.

If any problems are detected, advice and/or simple tools are provided to help fix any issues.

Single Sign-On

Manage your agency developers in a central location

With Single Sign-On or SSO, you can reduce password fatigue and improve security by centralizing managing administrative access to your watchful-powered websites.

Simply add the user to the SSO manager - including strong passwords and appropriate user groups - and the developer will have access to all your sites with one set of credentials.

Adding, removing, or editing SSO users - including password and email changes - is simple and only needs to be done once for all your sites.


Develop your own custom applications with watchful

The API allows you to use watchful features in your own custom applications and to mix and match watchful with other products and services.

Check out the full, interactive documentation to learn how easy it is to get started with the API.