You can set up multiple ways to receive notifications when checks in your account change state. Doing so is useful for several reasons:
Each notification method ("integration") belongs to a project: if you want to use a notification method in multiple projects, you will need to set it up in each project separately.
In the web interface, the "Checks" page shows a visual overview of which alerting methods are active for each check. You can click the icons to toggle them on and off:
You can also toggle the integrations by clicking the "ON" / "OFF" labels in individual check's details pages:
Healthchecks.io sets a quota on the maximum number of SMS, WhatsApp, and phone-call notifications an account can send per given month. The specific limit depends on the account's billing plan. The quota automatically resets at the start of each month. The "unused" sends from one month do not carry over to the next month.
When an account exceeds its monthly limit, Healthchecks.io will:
If you want to receive repeated notifications for as long as a particular check is down, you have a few different options:
Healthchecks.io sends periodic email reports, either monthly at the start of each month, or weekly every Monday. Use them to make sure all checks have their expected state, and nothing has "fallen through the cracks."
The reports list checks from all your projects, grouped by project. For each check, they show:
You can opt-out from receiving the reports in the Account Settings › Email Reports page or by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in the email report's footer.