Can anyone recommend a good free or paid server monitoring service. I just want something that will email me when a server is down.
7:40 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Better yet a service that will call a phone number where the server is down.
8:41 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
I use PRTG Network Monitor (free and enterprise versions available). It definitely sends e-mail when a server is down (or any of the other alarms you set). I don't know it it can call a cell phone, but it can certainly send a text message to a cell phone. You can also configure it to run or services. (Not affiliated with the company, but have used their software for many years, both the paid and free versions.)
10:12 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Great thank you LifeinAsia text message will work fine, going to check it out.
4:30 pm on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I use pingdom.com. One website is free, +20 SMS alerts.
Mr Bo Jangles
5:30 pm on May 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've used websitepulse for years. And get both e-mail and SMS when contact can't be made with server. It's similar to pingdom I believe.