permanent network connectivity test to url

Is there a way to create a permanent network connectivity test to a URL.
I'm talking about something more than a ping, like a software that would analyze the connection.

The situation is that we have a service provider and the service goes down at least once a day, it then comes back up but I need first to know when it goes down, and then I need some information to be able to analyze why it went down.
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For your purpose, I would still use ping but what you want is a tool that can give you a history of when it goes down.

My favorite tool to do this is 

"Colasoft Ping Tool is one of the free network tools provided by Colasoft Co., Ltd. Colasoft Ping Tool supports ping multiple IP addresses simultaneously and list the comparative responding times in a graphic chart, which makes it outstanding other ping tools. Our users can not only view historical charts by saving them to *.bmp files, but also ping the IP addresses of captured packets in network analyzer (e.g. Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer) conveniently, including the resource IP addresses and destination IP addresses."
Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Might look at pingplotter, it does some of these things and might help you in finding the issue or making the ISP look closer at your problem.

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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
You could do something as simple as running a powershell script (link below) as a scheduled job or using a software such as Splunk:

You could also use a third-party such as Keynote (use their redalert product)
Bryant SchaperCommented:
ManageEngine I think has it, also you can look at something like, you wanted more than ping, so you need something that can read the page for content as well.
cargexAuthor Commented:
All useful comments.
The best tool for my needs is pingplotter.

Thank you very much!
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