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 !)