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Re: recommendations for 3rd party web site monitoring

  • From: Andy Davidson
  • Date: Wed Aug 17 15:06:21 2005

Matt Bazan wrote:
In need of external 3rd party site monitoring solution.  Nothing fancy.
Need to be alerted if site (HTTP/S, SMTP, TCP connect based) goes down
(email, pager).  Off list fine, thanks.
http://www.alertsite.com/ give us http availability which we can configure to alert us in a number of ways. Also give us very useful performance statistics aggregated from a day and weekly statistics, by email in human readable and XML form (which means pulling it out of the mail and dropping it into a database is handy.)

For maximum offsite monitoring, a colo'd box with nagios is likely to be most flexible, but time consuming to setup and get right (as soon as you have something which can be turned into a powerful monitoring system, you will want it to perform exactly that task !)

Let us know what you finally do,

-a




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