Public WebService complex check on a free monitoring plan ?


I am looking for a provider who offers a free plan that would allow checking just a single URL with
additonal headers
and that should check it using a PUT request, looking for a keyword in the answer.

Using cron from within the platform, a plain "curl -X PUT -H headers ...|grep keyword" would allow doing such an automated 24x7 check.
However, public WebService checking would make more sense from the outside.

I tried literally dozens of providers, most of them offering POST requests at best ... or PUT requests without headers ... or without keyword matching.

Anybody knows a free plan that would offer all of the above altogether ... even in a limited trial offer ?
Ian O'nymousAsked:
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I don't know of such service, but why don't you roll your own?

Get a free Amazon AWS account, put Nagios/Icinga/your favorite monitoring software on it and you have full control over whatever you want to monitor.

btanExec ConsultantCommented:
I did not further drill into but site24x7 stated web monitor that allow method such as PUT to the targeted URL and maybe worth exploring the available field including regex and json content payload returns..
...other one is pingdom with the api interface as well. Will need to find out more too.

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Ian O'nymousAuthor Commented:
Thanks btan, I missed the API perspective (just giving each site24x7 monitor GUI a try).
I will carry on further doc reading soon.
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btanExec ConsultantCommented:
noted thanks for sharing.
Ian O'nymousAuthor Commented:
Got it on Site24x7 standard plan / free 30 days trial, using a REST API Monitor (which is not available in the permanent free plan).

Many thanks
Ian O'nymousAuthor Commented:
Thanks to you too, Dan.

Your proposal could be helpful ... if I already had a favorite monitoring tool ; but I am still quite downhill on the learning track in this area !

btanExec ConsultantCommented:
thanks Ian
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