We notify you when your nightly backups, weekly reports, cron jobs, and scheduled tasks don't run on time.
On Healthchecks.io, generate a unique ping URL for your background job.
Update your job to send an HTTP request to the ping URL every time the job runs.
When your job does not ping Healthchecks.io on time, Healthchecks.io alerts you!
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A list of your checks, one for each Cron job, daemon or scheduled task you want to monitor.
Give names and assign tags to your checks to easily recognize them later.
Tap on the integration icons to toggle them on and off.
Adjust Period and Grace time to match the periodicity and duration of your tasks.
|New. A check that has been created, but has not received any pings yet.|
|Up. The time since the last ping has not exceeded Period.|
|Late. The time since the last ping has exceeded Period, but has not yet exceeded Period + Grace.|
|Down. The time since the last ping has exceeded Period + Grace. When a check goes from "Late" to "Down", Healthchecks.io sends you a notification.|
Alternatively, you can define the expected ping dates and times using a cron expression. See Cron Syntax Cheatsheet for the supported syntax features.
Grace Time specifies how "late" a ping can be before you are alerted. You should set it to be a little above the expected duration of your cron job.
You can add a longer, free-form description to each check. Leave notes and pointers for yourself and your team.
You can also see the log of received pings and sent "Down" notifications.
Healthchecks.io provides status badges for each of the tags you have used. Additionally, the "Healthchecks.io" badge shows the overall status of all checks in your account.
The badges have public but hard-to-guess URLs. You can use them in your READMEs, dashboards, or status pages.
Healthchecks.io monitoring is a perfect fit for monitoring cron jobs (see guide) and cron-like systems: systemd timers, Jenkins build jobs, Windows Scheduled Tasks, wp-cron, Github workflows, Kubernetes CronJobs, Heroku Scheduler, data pipelines. A failed cron job often has no immediate visible consequences and can go unnoticed for a long time.
You can use Healthchecks.io for lightweight server monitoring: ensuring a particular system service or the whole server is alive and healthy. Write a shell script that checks for a specific condition, and pings Healthchecks.io if successful. Run the shell script regularly.
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