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  1. #1
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    Question Is there a service that monitors uptime?

    I know that webhosts can subcribe to sites such as www.alertra.com , which monitors server uptime for the company. This is nice for comparing a companies "claimed" uptime versus it's actual uptime to see really how reliable they have been.

    Is there any website that monitors network uptime of well known hosts of is something like Alertra rare and voluntarily done only by certain hosts?

    Thanks,

    Trip

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    This site pings your server every few mins www.easymonitor.com and its free.

    Even emails you when its down. 100% uptime for me in the last 20 days I have been using it.

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    15 minutes is quite a large gap though =/

    There are a few programs that you can download onto your PC which will make music go off, email people, popup, etc when a server goes down and moniter uptime/downtime for FREE

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    Red face Oops. Let me clarify.

    I guess I didn't get to the point enough. I was asking if there are any sites out there that list or publicize the uptime statistics for webhosts who register with that website?

    Maybe for some companies this wouldn't be such a great idea, but still, just thought I would clarify.

    Trip

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    That would be a great service if a site did something like that it would show real uptime stats.

    Spose you could also prove your 99.99% uptime garentee.

    I would like to see a site like that, let me know if you find any.

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    Is something like this what your after?
    http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?...connect.com.au

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    The netcraft graph only shows how long a server has been up before being restarted. It does not show network or server uptime.
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    I guess I didn't get to the point enough. I was asking if there are any sites out there that list or publicize the uptime statistics for webhosts who register with that website?

    We do that for the hosts listed with us - tracking is done by Alertra
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    Hey phpcoder, can you list these programs? I've been trying to find a good free one, but I've been unsuccessful.

    If you can, thanks!

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    I think ping plotter can do that..

    What my subject said

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    BTW, is there any way to do the following? if I have a computer with unlimited internet, is there any software pack that can "ping" continuously the site (without flooding it) and calculate the response time. No Ping, no good.

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    Originally posted by netneurones
    BTW, is there any way to do the following? if I have a computer with unlimited internet, is there any software pack that can "ping" continuously the site (without flooding it) and calculate the response time. No Ping, no good.
    Correct me if I am wrong, but that would only test the path between you and the server not the network itself.

    You would need to test it from a different locations, and ISP, counties, for that to work, but I know what your saying.

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    Try this in command
    ping -t yourhost
    It will loop forever.

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    Ping plotter isn't free, though.
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    "Correct me if I am wrong, but that would only test the path between you and the server not the network itself"

    Since the website I'm building would need to be accessed in my country (in Mauritius), it does make sense.

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    You can always try the uptime script that clook.net offers - http://scripts.clook.net . I have a running example (that had been taken offline for a few weeks) at http://www.ukee.com/status/ .

    - Matt

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    Here is another script aclled NetStatus that will do what your looking for.

    http://scripts.tlcwe.com

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    Originally posted by mainarea
    You can always try the uptime script that clook.net offers - http://scripts.clook.net . I have a running example (that had been taken offline for a few weeks) at http://www.ukee.com/status/ .

    - Matt
    This looks like a pretty good one, man. So...what happens when the site is completely down for awhile? How will it monitor itself? How many resources and how much space does it take?

    Thanks!
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    This looks like a pretty good one, man. So...what happens when the site is completely down for awhile? How will it monitor itself? How many resources and how much space does it take?
    It doesn't take up too many resources, and it keeps track of downtime (depending on how many entries in the log file there were). I think you can set it up on another server to monitor yours, so it'll email you when its down - you may want to check with http://scripts.Clook.net though. It's only taking ~100K for my site, set on 5 minute monitoring intervals, and a few weeks that were not logged.

    - Matt

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    It's actually pretty cool, but I'm not going to log the downtime. I just want an email when it does happen...just because. I wonder...can I run this on my computer or something? I'm running the WebWatchBot 30-day trial right now, but I think this would be a little better.

    Link to WebWatchBot
    http://www.exclamationsoft.com/excla...t/WebWatchBot/

    If I had another server, I'd do this...but I don't. Can you add btvillarin.com to your list? (j/k)
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    I think the best option is to colocate in a datacenter with professionals that monitor your servers for uptime.
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    Can you add btvillarin.com to your list? (j/k)
    Actually, once I set up my dedicated server, and I get everything going, I'd be glad to do that (if I could figure out how).

    - Matt

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    Really? Cool...thanks!

    And BTW, if you were still going to use that script, just add my name and IP address in the config file.

    Thanks Matt!

    Bryan
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    I wonder if any of you have tried nagios?

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    Originally posted by albatroz
    I wonder if any of you have tried nagios?
    That is very difficult to setup!

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    Originally posted by albatroz
    I wonder if any of you have tried nagios?
    Yeah, I use it here... it wasn't that hard to setup, but then again... I do know what I'm doing . It's something you've got to look into when you need to monitor MANY servers and options such as Alertra.com start becoming very expensive. Plus the fact that I have it installed on a Rackspace server as the main monitoring station and also on a server outside the datacenter, gives it great reliability.

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    I was just thinking... Can't i use a computer linked to internet via broadband and which keeps pinging at regular intervals (every minute or so) using a software, at regular Hidden entries of the website which can then be removed from the log. For example (http://www.mysite.mu/monitorcomeshere.html). There must be some way of doing it... This will save money if you have an ADSL/cable computer with most of your site viewers living near you....

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