UptimeRobot is an “uptime monitoring service”:
- It lets you know if your website is not reachable.
- It lets you know if your SSL certificates are expiring.
- It can poll for URLs availability (e.g. to check if a URL returns a 200 status code).
- And other features!
UptimeRobot offers a free plan, which comes with some basic monitoring features, and Notify17 can be easily configured to receive its alerts. Let’s see how.
Prepare the notification template
Please import and save the following template in your Notify17 account:
Set up UptimeRobot
If you don’t yet have an UptimeRobot account, you can create a free one in few clicks.
Create a new alert destination
Then, we want to setup the general Notify17 destination for our future alerts:
- Set Webhook as “Alert Contact Type”.
- Add a Name for the alert destination, e.g. “Notify17”.
- In the URL to Notify field, copy and paste your notification template URL
, and add a
?to the end of the URL.
- Click on the Create Alert Contact button.
Set up your first monitor
Now we can configure the monitor for your website/URL:
Navigate to the Dashboard page.
- Select HTTP(s) as Monitor Type.
- Enter a Friendly Name for your monitor, so you can recognize it later.
- Enter the URL you want to monitor in the URL (or IP) field.
- Tick the previously created Notify17 alert destination.
- Click on Create Monitor to complete the process.
That’s it! You have set up your first monitor, and you will be notified whenever there is a “down” event, meaning whenever your website/URL is not reachable.
Test the monitor
If you want to immediately test the flow, create a new monitor pointing e.g. to
https://www.google.comzzz. This will trigger an alert in few minutes (the free version of UptimeRobot will perform checks every 5 minutes).
Edit a monitor
In case you need to edit a monitor, and it’s not immediately visible how to do it, click on the little cog on its right side, and you’ll get the edit menu!