DO Ideas 2

New Premium Feature: Alert notification when server is down

Today our apache died on the droplet. A couple of hours passed until we found out.

It would be nice to have a (premium?) feature at Digital Ocean to get notified in case the websites (apache/nginx server) are down and not loading anymore.

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

By the way, I am aware that there are many third party services. But probably it would be nice to have everything in one place:

1. Digital Ocean is monitoring the server droplets already.
2. Digital Ocean could sell this as an extra feature (like the backup feature).

Thanks in advance for considering.

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Christian Pekeler commented
    September 11, 2018 16:18

    If your droplets are important, you should monitor them. I recommend https://wdt.io but I'm not impartial.

  • Enrico Lamperti (Zim) commented
    September 11, 2018 16:18

    While you wait, you may want to follow @DOStatus in Twitter, it's a good way to know if something is happening. If you want to automate it try using IFTTT, Zapier or something similar!

  • Gabe commented
    September 11, 2018 16:18

    It would be really helpful to get a notification if a droplet goes down or if the power on process does not complete. I'd really like to know before my users that my site is down.