Downtime Monkey

Website downtime alerts and monitoring - email, SMS & Slack alerts, response times, stats, logs & graphs. 60 websites monitored every 3 minutes completely free. Powerful Pro features.

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Our upstream provider replaced a network switch to give 40G networking. It went OK - service was paused for 8 mins which is pretty fast for this changeover but ruins our 100% uptime record for over a year.

One of the issues with running a monitoring site is that uptime is critical. So I use a managed VPS for the main server as they have someone looking after it 24/7...

...but getting them to do anything complicated is difficult. They were meant to pause crons while the network was down but somehow managed to f*** this up and therefore some false positive downtime alerts were sent out to customers.

Not ideal but these things happen and no complaints from customers yet.

Chunk monitors into groups of 100 rows and run in parallel to speed up monitoring