Yes, I think your host should be able to at least do simple PING monitoring and reboot when it goes down.
Anything above that needs more interaction than a simple reboot anyways.
I prefer human intervention over just braindead rebooting to be honest as most of the times a short outage tends to be just a network glitch or maybe just an admin making a mistake on the firewall (that never happens!)
Of course if your NOC will log in and do simple checks for you, they will certainly be able to handle an automated email from monitoring on your behalf.
Most systems will automatically open a ticket on email
Pingdom is definitely a good solution - however - monitoring just Ping is not sufficient. Heck, monitoring Ping/HTTP alone like PSM does is insufficient.
You have signed up with our service many times over the last few years, as recently as about 2 months ago, so I don't know why you are saying it's insufficient.
The OP is looking for PING monitoring service, and are asking for suggestions who to go with. Nobody asked who they should not go with, and nobody asked for comments on us.
The OP simply wants a monitoring service to PING their server and send a reboot request if it's down, and that is just about the most basic request for any monitoring service. Any monitoring service should be able to do this.
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