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12:20 pm on Feb 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I need a way of automatically emailing my webhost's support if my website goes down.

And I need it to be a custom message, so they think that I am manually emailing them, not a bot.

I tried Pingdom, but the problem is that they can't send a custom message, only a default one.
10:44 pm on Feb 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Are you wanting something that you can install on a Linux machine in the home or office that monitors your site?

You could probably achieve this using Curl and carrying out actions based on server responses. You can then use something like PHP Mail or smtp to sent a pre written custom message to your host.

For example if you get a 200 server response do nothing, if it's a 404 email the host.

Mack.
10:59 pm on Feb 23, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thank you Mack.

As I already use Pingdom for monitoring, I decided to you IFTTT to email the host in case I receive a Pingdom alert.