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    Monitor websites

    How can we monitor whether certain website is working or not. We want to do this every minute. Can we write something, or should go for thirdparty vendors?

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    I would suggest a third party vendor.

    You can get it up and running quickly and any related support issues would be directed right back to the vendor.

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    You can certainly write something that requests a page and checks the response to make sure it's what you expect. As Hack suggests, you need to weigh the effort of writing, debugging and supporting custom code against the cost of paying a vendor. It's up to you.
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    Phil,

    I rely more on my code than vendors'. In that way I can enjoy all kind of flexibilities.

    The real issue is that our website works fine from inside our corporate network. However, the external users may not be able to access it. And there is no way of knowing whether the site is working from outside.
    We use the same address for both inside and outside our network.

    So, if I write and execute something from inside our network... I don't know how it works.

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    Are the external users also a part of the corporate network or are you talking about the world wide web in general?

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    World wide web in general.

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