Having worked in the software development industry for a few years, I have noticed 2 things: first, app downtime is not cool and it shatters customer trust — and second, monitoring tools are often expensive and difficult to setup.
I wanted a platform where I could simply specify a web address and be notified if problems are detected. I wanted it to be cheap (preferably, free) and easy to setup — and for the life of me I couldn’t find an off-the-shelf solution.
So I went ahead and built one, check it out here.
It does the following:
- Runs tests against URLs of your choice every 5 minutes to detect if the site is up, responding and SSL (HTTPS) is working.
- If something is wrong — it notifies you over Slack with a helpful error message that can help you debug the issue.
- Records logs of errors and response times (latency)
When the Slack integration is setup, and a problem comes up — you can expect messages like this:
Sounds simple and effective right? I think so, which is why I use it to monitor apps I build for clients. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!