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Geeklet for monitoring server ping

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I’ve been using Geektool for a while now, it’s a super handy way to display useful information on my desktop. One geeklet I’ve found to be useful displays the status and ping of my VPS.

Server name and its ping

Geeklet code

Here is the code you need to stick in the command box.

# Array of the servers you want to ping.
$servers = array('', '', 'downserver.come');

# PingDomain() from
function pingDomain($domain){
    $start_time = microtime(true);
    $file      = @fsockopen ($domain, 80, $errno, $errstr, 10);
    $end_time  = microtime(true);

    if ($file){ # We connected ok.
        return floor(($end_time - $start_time) * 1000);
    return false;

foreach ($servers as $server){
  $pingTime = pingDomain($server);
  if($pingTime){ # it's online
		echo "\033[0;32m".$server." (".$pingTime."ms)\033[0;254;176;19m";
  } else {
		echo "\033[0;31m".$server." (Offline)\033[0;254;176;19m";
	echo "\n";

To modify the websites being pinged, just edit the $servers array on line 4.