This isn’t really a Discourse issue, but I’ve decided that it’s time that I have something more formal in place to know when a site is down than to happen to notice or get an email from someone.
I’ve seen pingdom and uptimerobot.
Well, and here’s this: https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2492697,00.asp. But most of those cost 10-100x what would make sense for me. See also Best Website Monitoring Software 2021 | Reviews of the Most Popular Tools & Systems for a list that seems too long to be useful; well, you can filter by various factors.
There’s also Newrelic plugin and https://github.com/davidcelis/new_relic-discourse.
And https://www.infoworld.com/article/2683857/network-monitoring/article.html. . .
Yes these Pingdom type services are surprisingly and shockingly expensive for what they do. Perhaps that’s a new business you could get into?
Proper monitoring from multiple locations, which is how it should be done for maximum effectiveness, is a bit more difficult than you’d expect, though.
That’s how it seems to me.
I expect that it is pretty difficult. Perhaps we shouldn’t be shocked.
I was hoping to keep my horse hitched to this wagon, thanks.