Use Monit to Monitor + Restart MySQL Service Automatically

Monit can be used to monitor your services on your VPS or dedicated server. You can use Monit to make sure MySQL (MariaDB, Percona etc) is always running in case it crashes because of bots brute forcing or it runs out of resources. Monit will check the MySQL process by looking at the unix socket it is … Learn more…

How to Configure Monit to Send Email Alerts with SendGrid

Monit is my favorite tool for monitoring WordPress servers. I use Monit to make sure all of my crucial processes like nginx or Apache is always running among other things. Monit will also send you email alerts. For maximum security you should not host an email server by yourself. There are multiple free email services like SendGrid … Learn more…

Configure + Enable Monit Brute Force Protection with fail2ban

Monit is a great tool for WordPress self-hosting which will monitor your essential services like nginx, MariaDB MySQL, php5-fpm, Varnish, Redis, memcached and basically anything running on your VPS or dedicated server. Monit does allow whitelisting so that only certain IP addresses or dynamic DNS addresses are allowed to access the Monit web interface. If … Learn more…

Check VPS or Dedicated Server Space + Email Alert with Monit

Monit is a powerful tool for making sure your server is running smoothly. Common uses for Monit are automatically restarting your services like nginx, Apache, SSH, MySQL and more. Monit can also be used for checking folder sizes and displaying them in the web interface (learn how). This guide will show you how to monitor … Learn more…