One of the things I’ve noticed VestaCP is sorely missing is automatic restarting of stopped services. Moreover, if you install VestaCP on a VPS with 1 GB RAM or less, MySQL will fail. A lot. So I setup monit to monitor and restart services. And, since I made each service its own configuration file, I thought I’d share to get anyone else up and running.
apt-get install monit
Super basic configuration:
Make sure you have a valid email on this line and make sure not commented out:
Change set alert to firstname.lastname@example.org # receive all alerts
Put the appropriate files in /etc/monit/conf.d/ or just do the following:
Of course, once you’ve copied these in you’ll want to reload monit:
Hopefully that went without too much trouble.