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Alert notification when server is down

Today our apache died on the droplet. Just a couple of hours we found out :(

It would nice to have a feature at Digital Ocean to get notified in case the websites are not loading anymore (bad gateway).

A notification by email would be sufficient. Bonus could be SMS and phone ring.

Thanks in advance.

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if it is helpful… I have a script that will check MySQL and Apache (or other services) to see if they are up, and restart them if they are not: https://github.com/sierracircle/services-checker

I use dynatrace which is more advanced/

For my servers, I use icinga. I can configure to tests my server (not only the uptime but every aspect of it). And with the app anag on my android phone, I get all the stats of my servers. When I get an alert, icinga send me an email, and the app anag start buzzing until I shut it off or I fix the problem.

You can suggest new features at https://digitalocean.uservoice.com/. In the mean time, you could use Pingdom or one of the other thousands of monitoring services out there.