Monitor specific website with Monit

How to: monitor the health of a remote web address with Monit.

Most of the examples of Monit checking a web address' health is for localhost and in connection with checking the apache process. However, in case you want to monitor remote addresses, you'll need this:

check host with address every 6 cycles
    if failed port 80 protocol http for 5 cycles then alert
    alert { connection, timeout } with mail-format {
        subject: $EVENT at $DATE on $HOST
        message: is unreachable from server