I don't know if they had proactive monitoring in place then, but when we were with them we always had to notify them of the outages.
We have always had proactive service monitoring in place for the daemons running on our client's servers. We don't monitor the code you run to know if it is performing how you like though (ie. we don't monitor your site's content - we don't know what it should be - we proactively ensure Apache and everything else is up and running).
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Sure. Many managed providers offer proactive monitoring. See if they have a monitoring system that will actually send you updates vs just the the provider and expecting them to pass it down to you.
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Likely it will need to be VPS solution to handle the traffic load.
I need something that is proactively monitored. Meaning I can go off to Africa for a month and know that my sites will be up.
Looking at Hostgator now... but no proactive monitoring.
Stumbled across vpslatch.net. They claim proactive monitoring. But the parent company hostdime, doesn't get too high a reviews.
Anyone have some recommends here for this situation?
VPSLatch does offer Pro-Active monitoring, and Hostdime overall is a very good and very big company - With them you know your service will be there, and you know when you come back the host won't be gone!
Have you tried checking the Buy&Sell section? There's plenty of providers that have it labeled with there cPanel VPS plans.