Server monitor

A server monitor page has been added which currently checks the uptime of my main server (the one on which this site runs). This monitor can be found at The monitor uses a ping (icmp) to check if the server is responsive but this test is fairly limited as it would not detect if this website was accessible. New test types may be added but servers that I come to acquire will be added.

The monitoring services and the subsequent page are provided by uptimerobot using their free tier. They allow you to monitor up to 50 different servers using icmp, http etc. with checking intervals as often as 5 minutes and will send you an email alert if a check fails. So if you’re in need of this sort of service I would definitely recommend checking them out.


23/06/2017 – Added other services to the monitor (SMTP, IMAP and Web).