Site monitoring service/software


(Jay Pfaffman) #1

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: The Best Website Monitoring Services of 2017 | PCMag.com. But most of those cost 10-100x what would make sense for me. See also Best Website Monitoring Software | 2017 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems for a list that seems too long to be useful; well, you can filter by various factors.

There’s also Newrelic plugin and GitHub - davidcelis/new_relic-discourse: A New Relic plugin for Discourse forums..

And 7 killer open source monitoring tools | InfoWorld. . .


(Jeff Atwood) #2

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.


(Jay Pfaffman) #3

That’s how it seems to me.

I expect that it is pretty difficult. Perhaps we shouldn’t be shocked. :slight_smile:

I was hoping to keep my horse hitched to this wagon, thanks.