Seems my web server just went down. I’m on a shared host, and I think I’m the first one that knew about it.
Can anyone recommend a website that can monitor a web server / web site and then email, as well as send me a text if there is a problem with the site or server. I saw a few services already, but they all seemed a bit hokey.
I have about 5 sites, so I’m probably looking at something that costs $, so that’s ok.
Any solid recommendations would be appreciated.
I can recommend Pingdom. They do a fine job.
If several of your sites are hosted on the same server, you’re safe enough monitoring only one of them. If they’re all hosted on the same server, you could simply use Pingdom’s free 1 check service. I suggest you use an HTTP check, looking for a keyword.
+1 Nagios is solid and an excellent tool when running your own show.
Someone on shared hosting might prefer pingdom or one of the other hosted services for the simplicity of management.