If you’re anything like me, December involves a tour of parents who have retired to far flung corners of the land and who are now living in houses with perfectly serviceable wifi but absolutely no mobile phone coverage. This creates a problem if you’re supposed to be listening out for computers that go bleep in the night, as the SMS notifications don’t get through.
To address this, we’ve just implemented Notify My Android support in our monitoring service. As the name suggests, this allows us to push monitoring alerts to your Android phone. It’s pretty easy to set up:
- Register for an account with Notify My Android (a free account will allow 5 notifications per day, a one-off payment of $5 will get you unlimited notifications).
- Log in, and generate an API key
- Download the app on your phone, and log in
- Visit our control panel and add an entry to your notification list that looks like
nma:API_KEYwhere API_KEY is the key generated above.
All of our dedicated and virtual servers include basic ping monitoring as standard. Comprehensive monitoring of other services is available as an add-on, or as standard with any of our managed services.