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Deborah Christie: Annual Website Maintenance Checklist
Since I’m currently writing a bunch of procedures, this reminds me I’ll need to do these cleaning tasks on a formal basis at some point. A good site is supposed to more or less maintain itself or at least monitor itself and warn you about problems, but we’re not at that point yet.
Here’s a question for you: do you know an online app (similar in spirit to dotcom-monitor) that not only monitors HTTP(S), DNS and POP3/SMTP, but also MySQL up/downtime? Is port monitoring (e.g. on port 3306) enough to know whether the database server is up and running?
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.