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Is there 3rd-party solution to alert/monitor network connectivity and issues for web sites?

I have multiple websites hosted across multiple hosting providers.

I would like to evaluate the network connectivity and performance for my websites.

I would like to get alert if there's downtime or long delay.

Is there a 3rd party solution that can do this for me in a continuous basis?

Preferably free.
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Are they software that I'll have to install on my servers?

I'm looking for online solutions that will try to monitor my server's network connectivity (or websites) and send me e-mail alerts if experiencing anything abnormal or downtime in some sort of reports..

There are several ways. Some of them try to connect to the server(s) on port 80, 443 or what you define (or just try to ping) and alert when that's not possible. Others install a probe (little piece of software) on the servers itself which reports back to the monitoring server on a regular base. If no report is received, the server gives an alert.
I come across a site on Google: http://www.site24x7.com/

Which seems offering some good monitor and alert services.

Do you know anything about this service comparing to a server-side installed solution?

Or anything similar or equivalent for comparison?
We use nagios
I'm using a Mac and PRTG seems only for Windows.

Nagios is more of an enterprise software which is beyond my budget.  I'm monitoring a few websites across different hostings company @ different countries.

I only want to get alert report and know if there's a significant connectivity issue (slow down) or down time to my websites.
Nagios is free, through it takes some work to set it up.
Let me think of a MAC version.........
I prefer not to run a monitor software on my system on a home computer, I would rather receive e-mail notification from a service provider instead, so that I can check it anywhere even with my mobile device and get alters.
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I'm not a full time network admin with a dedicated server for network monitoring.

I hosted websites, and simply need to verify their uptime and connectivity performance for clients in case something go wrong or server/network issue arise.

Do you know any comparable solution such as site24x7, I would like to compare solutions before just use the first one I found.
Sorry, not really. I always set up my own (I am a full time admin ;).

You might want to close this question, rephrase it and post a new one. That might generate more hits then keeping with this.
never mind, i'll go with site24x7 and test out their free service first.
Good luck with that.

And thx for the points :)