Looking for a free website/program that monitors my server

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Hi all,

I am looking for a free website/program that monitors my server/website constantly to check it's online/offline. I like to receive an e-mail when the site came offline and vv.

Any hints/tips?

greetz,

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you mean, like a pinger, to ping the address to see if it responds, thus checking if its online, ?

if so, theyre are many of those. Other types of monitoring wont be exactly free, usually the pinging will determine if its up or not..
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I think he is talking abt a monitoring for server uptime and downtime.
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If you're monitoring a website uptime, best to use a monitor that sends actual GET requests, not just ping. If the website crashes (either because of bad code or the webserver process), a GET request will come back with an error, but a pinger might not. We use GETs, and it's saved us a number of times (actually, our health checking systems, we use three independent ones, do both technically.. pinging once every minute and sending a GET every 5). The thing to remember though is if you use a GET request to do health checking, and you do site traffic tracking, make sure you can configure your stats tracking to filter out requests from your health checking, or your stats will get all messed up...

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Yes, I meant the pinger (or the other tool

Any idea where I should grab it ?
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Do you happen to have an IIS server that can run ASP?

If so: (sorry for the long url)

http://www.secwiz.com/Portals/57ad7180- ... Checks.txt

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Or:

http://www.freewarefiles.com/programs.p ... egoryid=47

This is a desktop app you can use on any Windows machine to monitor a specific URL. You can run more than one at a time for more than one URL.
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There are a number of ASP services that will monitor your site.

I have a keen interest in this as I run one, www.alertrobot.co.uk

Hope this helps

Ian Purton
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www.alertrobot.co.uk
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purton,
I'd suggest putting something on your site that lets people actually contact you if they're interested in your service...
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I use site uptime for my stats.

it monitors the speed and uptime of your website.

You can also give a link to other people who can read your stats.

like this: http://www.siteuptime.com/statistics.ph ... serId=9445
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I have to agree with one of the other comments stating that pinging is not enough.

A good product I've seen is WebWatchbot http://www.webwatchbot.com that will download a web page and images, then report back download times. Also allows content check, form posting, cookies, etc. Not free, but good stuff.

Another option is Nagios http://www.nagios.org - free but a bit of a bear to configure. People swear by it.
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Digging up year old threads makes your posts smell like SPAM!

asterisk wrote:
I have to agree with one of the other comments stating that pinging is not enough.

A good product I've seen is WebWatchbot http://www.webwatchbot.com that will download a web page and images, then report back download times. Also allows content check, form posting, cookies, etc. Not free, but good stuff.

Another option is Nagios http://www.nagios.org - free but a bit of a bear to configure. People swear by it.
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Um, if you search on my 'old' posts, all 4 of them, you can see that they are not.

As long as we're pointing fingers, your signature sure smells spammy to me. :lol:
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Any of you guys know of a program (free or paid) that monitors servers. Say if the mysql service is down it will send me a SMS notifying me about this, etc... ?
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Interesting oberservation especially since signatures are the one place where you are allowed to be "Spammy" ...


asterisk wrote:
Um, if you search on my 'old' posts, all 4 of them, you can see that they are not.

As long as we're pointing fingers, your signature sure smells spammy to me. :lol:
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Play nice boys or I'll have to seperate you.

I think asterisk was merely offering his opinion on a couple products he was familiar with that relate to this topic.

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