So my blog was down and I didn’t know. The mysql server and CPanel were down, actually.
I decided I should set up a monitoring service so I set out to find one.
I found this article:
This was the first one on the list and it will monitor up to 50 sites for free every 5 minutes and try to send you email or texts if your site is down.
Google pulled this site up and while it only monitors one site for free and only at 30 or 60 minute intervals, it seems to have some statistics for you.