First you will need to add the server into your Pingniner account.
After adding the server you will be prompted to install the Pingniner monitoring agent.
The agent is a lightweight script that reports server metrics to Pingniner.
The monitoring agent will collect and report server metrics every minute.
Pingniner's core system will receive and process the metrics.
We have developed an agent for both major operating systems: Linux and Windows.
The Linux agent has been tested on the following linux distibutions: CentOS, RedHat Enterprise, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Cloudlinux.
The Windows agents supports only 64bit versions of Windows, starting with Windows 7/Server 2012.
After adding the server into your Pingniner account you will be prompted with the installation command for this server.
The installation is simple with just one command and you will be done in less than a minute.
Please note that the installation command is unique for each server.
After adding the server into your Pingniner account your serverkey and the download link for the agent installer will be displayed.
Install the agent just like any other software package and input the generated server key.
The serverkey is unique for each server.
Both Linux and Windows agent do not accept external commands and will not open any external port.
The agents just collect system metrics and reports them to Pingniner's core systems.
To uninstall the Linux agent, as root, run the following command:
To remove the agent form your system you will have to uninstall just like any other windows software pachake in Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
In your account, go to Websites and click on Add Website.
You will be prompted to input the following parameters:
Name - your desired name for this website.
Location - choose the location from which we will monitor
Interval - choose the frequency at which we will monitor your website
URL - enter your website's address, including http:// or https://
Search String (optional) - we will check the website's source code (html) for this string
You have the ability to search for a string in your website's HTML code. We will search for the give string in your website's source code every time it is checked. If the given string is not found an incident will be opened and you will be notified.
Please make sure that you copy-paste the search string from your website's source code. Open your website in any browser, right click and then View Source*.
*the actual name may vary depending on browser.
Upon adding a new website monitor you will be prompted to provide the interval at which the monitoring will be performed.
Choosing the monitoring interval is up to you, depending on how critical the monitor is to you.
When adding a new website monitor you will be prompted to select the monitoring location.
We recommend that you choose the closest location to your website's hosting server for best results.
It is also possible to add multiple monitors for the same website with different monitoring locations, this way you can get a clear picture of how the website's performs from different geographical regions.
With a check you can monitor your infrastructure with the following tools: TCP, Ping (ICMP), DNS or IP Blacklist.
When adding a new check you will be prompted to select the monitoring location, we recommend that you choose the closest location to your check for best results.
A TCP check will check if a connection to the specified TCP port can be established.
For example to monitor a SMTP service running on port 25 you can add a TCP check for port 25, if the connection to the specified port fails an incident will be opened and you will be notified.
Ping is one of the most used tool, network administrators use to check the availability of network devices.
With a DNS check you will be prompted to provide the following parameters:
1. Host (the hostname that will be queried to the DNS server)
2. DNS Server (the DNS server where the query will be submitted)
3. Expected Response (your expected the response of the DNS server for this query)
For example a DNS check configured with the following parameters:
DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
Expected Response: 10.0.1.5
This will perform a DNS query for host www.google.com on 184.108.40.206 DNS server.
If the DNS' server response is different from the expected response an incident will be opened and you will be notified of this.
An IP Blacklist check is useful to find out first if your mail server has been blacklisted.
We will check the given IP address against most common IP Blacklists, if your IP address will be found on any IP Blacklist an incident will be opened and you will be notified.
Opon adding a new check you will be prompted to provide the interval at which the check will be performed.
Choosing the monitoring interval is up to you.
For IP Blacklist checks we recommend that you do not run the check lower than a 10 minutes interval.
Accounts & Billing
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