Spam Blacklist Tracking and Heartbeat Monitoring
This is a free and paid service. Free basic monitoring is offered on all VPS and Dedicated services. You can order the paid service by following this link
Lots of you have been asking about the new options available in the client area for Blacklist tracking and Heartbeat monitoring. We have been trialing our new server and IP monitoring system which will warn users if your IPs ever become blacklisted in spam RBLs like SpamCop or warn you if your service ever appears offline.
Primarily aimed at VPS Servers and Dedicated Servers this system will monitor the status of your IPs and the connection to your server. Should your IPs become blacklisted or the connection to your server fails you will be sent a warning email and if enabled an SMS message to alert you to any issues. You can also use the system to monitor your Reseller Web Hosting accounts or Shared Web Hosting accounts for issues. The system comprises two main areas of focus. Spam Blacklist Tracking and Server Heartbeat monitoring.
Setup Spam Blacklist Tracking
Login to your client area and hover over “Services” then select “Blacklist and Heartbeat Tracking” You can also just click here https://www.first2host.co.uk/index.php?m=servermonitoring
From the secondary menu click “Add Spam Blacklist Monitor” on the next page enter your email servers name, the IP you use to send email and the interval at which you want the checks to be carried out. Finally, click save. The first check will be performed within a minute and the results displayed in the tracker. Remember to set the contact list for this monitor and if you have SMS credits ensure you have your mobile number in the software.
Add Server Heartbeat Monitor
To add a Heartbeat monitor click “Add server Heartbeat monitor”. On the next page enter the servers name, under the Monitoring Location drop-down box select “Server Monitoring” Enter your servers IP in the IP box and for the port choose 80 (HTTP) finally, select the interval in which to check the server and click save.
You can purchase additional SMS credits which are applied to your account automatically. One SMS message costs one credit and is valid for 12 months. SMS messages can be sent to any country in the world.
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