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Setup a VPS Monitor

Written by: on 15 April 2015 02:13 PM 15 April 2015 02:13 PM
Creating a URL monitor for your VPS

We provide you with the ability to configure URL monitors for your VPS. Features of the monitor include:

  • HTTP and HTTPS URL monitoring
  • Schedule email alerts after X failures
  • Schedule SMS email alerts (e.g. if you have an account with Twilio.com)
  • Restart your VPS after X number of failures
  • Search for text returned from your URL
  • All checks are at 1 minute intervals
  • One click disable monitor when you are performing site maintenance
  • Recent response time (ms) and daily uptime graphs

Our monitoring solution is integrated entirely within our control panel, and all monitors are checked at 1 minute intervals. Graphs of recent history are also provided for each monitor.

 

Portal Login Explained

If you login to the portal website using your email address and password you can administer all your VPSs, change account details, place new orders etc.

If you login to the portal website using your VPS username and password you will only have access to manage a single VPS, no mention of VPSBlocks is made, and no ability to modify your account or order services.

Setting up the Monitor

1. Go to https://portal.controlmyvps.com.au

2. Login using your email address and password

3. Click on the 'Monitoring' tab

4. Click on the Plus next to the drop down box.

5. Fill out a URL hosted on your VPS.

6. Fill out the rest of the monitor details, hover over each option with your mouse for a full description.

7. Save your monitor.

8. Within 2 minutes you should be able to view history through the drop down box.

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