This service will let you to monitor all of the statistics of your server that we already make available to you, and to automatically perform a certain action if you wish.
We have (for now) implemented 3 types of alerts that you can set up:
Exceeding a threshold
In this case, your alert will be activated and your action list will be executed when the parameter that you are monitoring exceeds a certain value (x) over a certain amount of time (t1). The alert will stop once it falls below the limit for another predefined time period (t2).
Dropping under a threshold
In this case, your alert will be activated and your action list will be executed when what you are monitoring falls under a certain value over a given amount of time. The alert will stop once it returns above the limit for another predefined time period.
Inactivity of one of your parameters
Finally, our alert will be activated and your action list will be executed when the parameter that you are monitoring seem to no longer be active. The alert will stop once the probe detects that there is a return to activity over a chosen time period.
When an alert has been given, you have the possibility of executing an action list such as:
- Emailing you a warning. You can choose the email address that you want to receive this alert, and when you want to be warned.
- Send you an alert by instant message. This way, you can be alerted by ICQ, AIM or even IRC (MSN will soon be available as well)
- automatically add a Flex Share to your server. This way, you can optimize the quality of your service by having your server's power increase automatically with the load. Imagine, for example, that you are enjoying a peaceful vacation, sunbathing on a nice beach somewhere and...(ok, I need a vacation haha...).
Simply imagine that you are unavailable, and do not have an internet connection right at hand, when a nice journalist publishes an article about your new website. Suddenly, the 2 shares that you estimated for your service are no longer enough to handle the load: our new system will now act on your behalf, and so you can now have the time to calmly analyze the situation in detail. Adding shares to your server and increasing its power will happen automatically and without having to restart your server.
The interface is currently available for everyone to use. It may be found on your server's management page, right under the performance monitor graph. We will be adding additional actions to this list (such as the possibility of rebooting or stopping the server) in the near future.