What is the worst thing, after slow internet? A web page with an error! What happens when you come across one? Shoot an angry e-mail to the customer care with the most profound language. But what happens when you’re on the other side of the email? Pure horror, isn’t it! Waking up to angry customers because your website/web page/server was down, is not a good morning. So here’s an alternative to getting text messages, e-mails and hence angry grunts from your room mate in case your website is down.
This guy here was in this exact same dilemma and decided to make a Raspberry Pi model which will give you visuals in case something is not right. All you need is a wi-fi dongle and some code and you’re good to go. This is good for web pages, which are WAN accessible and therefore can tell you the status of your servers. They are still figuring out a way to access the servers and be notified.
If you don’t want to get in the hassle of soldering a Pi with the needed hardwares, you can get it off the internet, as well. Else, you will need LEDs, a push button and a buzzer. You can get the steps for this DIY in the source.
There is work going on to make this tool a little more refined. Hopefully, we will be able to find an alternative to waking up too, but till then, this will have to suffice.
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