Server monitoring and exception reporting

22nd March 2012 6:18pm

Here is a slightly embarrassing experience from yesterday:

  1. I updated the test server with some neat changes.
  2. Emailed a few people to let them know.
  3. They go to the test server.
  4. And its totally borked! argh!

And I didn’t know until someone told me!  Naughty! Bad programmer!

So today I’ve setup:

  • Up time monitoring for the test web site
  • Up time monitoring for the test game server
  • Game server exceptions now get emailed to me
  • And a test script for me to follow when I make changes to the test server.

The test script is really just a checklist, nothing fancy, but should catch any major issues.

And I picked this up time monitoring site because it has the coolest name:  http://www.uptimerobot.com … also their features are perfect, port monitoring a game server, free, 5 minute intervals,  iOS updates.  Awesome :)

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