Some friends of mine started hosting their first startup's code on an extremely DB-constrained shared hosting with surprisingly good customer support; this means that on a given day, while their DB server will refuse connections 10-15 times it's always back up and working the minute they nag customer support.
This situation has led me to start building an ad-hoc solution to regularly ping the server for info, but then, there HAS to be some kind of alternative (maybe similar to nagios? with which I have some limited experience). Does anyone here know of any free/OSS solution for this problem?
- Neither them or I have SSH access, this is a shared hosting running heavily restricted permissions
- The preferred solution would also be able to handle e-mail alerts