An anonymous reader writes: When you cannot monitor your server for service availability, it is better to take help of automated monitor and restart utility. monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories and devices on a Unix system. Monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful causal actions in error situations. This article talks about installing and configuring monit under Red hat enterprise Linux and Debian. monit offers all features you ever needed for system monitoring and error recovery; its like having a guard dog with a toolbox on your server.