Have you ever tried to connect to a website, and went "Is it down or is it just me?" I have.
I try to provide as professional a service here as I can manage. As such, I do have a monitor that will tell me when there is a problem. I've turned that into a dashboard you can access by clicking "Server Status" above.
This is actually hosted by some one else, so even if the whole server (including website) is down, you can to go https://status.phenakism.com
and see the status of both the website and the Minecraft Server!
Hope this helps you guys!