Server Uptime Monitoring

Hello,

We used to have a system called Big Brother that was an onsite solution to send us alerts if a monitored server lost its ping. Unfortunately the machine that this was installed on crashed and we lost the software. Instead of installing it again, i would like to obtain a cloud solution to achieve the same goal. I really am only looking for a simple solution that will send email alerts if a ping drops after x amount of tries. Other monitoring features such as smtp, http, etc would be nice but not necessary. I have found a few services such as http://mon.itor.us/ but I wanted to run this by EE to see if there is a good solution being used that is low cost that I haven't found yet. The most reliable solution for a reasonable cost to achieve this goal gets the points.
DDI4UAsked:
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ThorinOConnect With a Mentor Commented:
http://www.montastic.com/ is free if you are just looking to monitor web services.http://www.gfi.com/it-managed-services-software is nice and more robust but does have a monthly fee.
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_-W-_Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Solarwinds is king. host-tracker.com is a good web based, mon.itor.us is good, manageengine OPManager is my all time favorite, nagios is also awesome and FREE!
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DDI4UAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links. I am liking mon.it.us a lot. Its simple and works. I will have to purchase it since it only allows a 30 min threshold with the free version but I like its notification options and reporting.
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