I am curious about services like siteuptime.com and alertra.com.
First off they charge an arm and a leg for such a simple service, and I do not have money to spend on a monthly fee of like 10-20 dollars for monitoring my server ONCE an hour.
I want to find or develop a script that checks ONLY my servers every minute, and if it cannot be loaded properly or the server is hung or crashed apache, I want it to dispatch a message to my AIM sn, my email address and or my CELL PHONE (t-mobile).
I currently do not have any instant messenging services on my cell phone, I really do not have 5.00 a month even to spend on that.
But there are websites online that I am a part of and when someone sends me a message in this community, I get a "502, or 503 or 504" message on my cell phone, saying someone has sent me a private email. How do they do this first off?
Is there a email address that I have on my cell phone for recieving pages that I don't know about? How can I find it out? ( I will try contacting t-mobile on monday but I am seeing if anyone here knows, they have a 20 minute wait time).
And are there any php or any other kind of SCRIPTS or software for linux or windows I can purchase or get free GPL/GNU or whatever that can do something like this with a little modification? I don't mind one time fees I just hate monthly billings and I am cutting down on recurring fees.