06 Apr'12

Server monitoring tools

Today I was checking stats of my new and growing web site and found it to have no visitors today. I visited my site and found it to be down.

previously, I used php-cgi command to get php listening on some port in my system waiting for nginx requests. Today I replaced it with a php-fpm implementation, but I’m seriously considering checking my server health regularly.

First, let me mention I’ve already did some research on Munin monitoring previously. So today I’m extending my research to a broader extent of monitoring systems, scripts and services. I’ll try to cover them in the future posts.

Web tracking

Here i can mention one service that does its job well: HostTracker.com. I’ve been using it for 5 years and I’m very happy with its services.

Server monitoring & statistics

  • Munin (mentioned earlier)
  • Nagios
  • rrdTool

Process monitoring tools