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Author Topic: Email notification when forum goes down  (Read 742 times)

Offline guldam

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Email notification when forum goes down
« on: May 06, 2016, 02:36:18 PM »
Is there a way to send me an email alert when my forum is down?

Yesterday my Settings.php and Settings_bak.php file somehow got wiped out. I'd like to know when something like this happens.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

GulDam

Offline Illori

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Re: Email notification when forum goes down
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 02:38:57 PM »
that is a bug in SMF. usually if the database looses connection you get an email, if those files are wiped clean there is nothing there to send the email.

Offline Tonyvic

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Re: Email notification when forum goes down
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 03:39:18 PM »
I use the free website monitoring service from http://www.montastic.com/
It checks up to 3 url's every 30 minutes and sends an email if any go down, then again when they are back up.
There are paid versions which will check every 5 minutes also.