Do you have a server that's running one or more cron jobs?
Cron jobs are an essential took for frameworks such as Laravel and systems of all types.
That's why, today, we're pleased to announce our new cron job monitoring type as part of our monitors feature.
It's available exclusively for our Pro plan users and you can start using it today.
With the introduction of cron job monitoring to our platform this will enhance all of our other monitoring tools such as HTTP monitoring and Ping monitoring.
Because of this, when viewing your monitors you'll now be able to quickly identify the type of monitor, whether it be a ping or cron monitor.
Cron monitoring works in the opposite way to our other monitoring types in that rather than us sending requests to your server or website, instead, you're sending regular requests to a specific URL that we provide you for your monitor.
When a request doesn't arrive on time based on your monitor's interval, then we'll attempt to make an additional two checks with an incremental delay between them to ensure that your request wasn't slightly delayed.
If we still haven't received a request from your cron, we'll mark it as down.
Setting up a cron monitor is as simple as adding it to your account and making regular requests to the endpoint we provide, we've put together a more technical help article explaining how to properly configure the monitor, you can check it out here if you are still having trouble.
Once you save your cron job monitor, you'll be given a unique URL to make regular
GET requests to, if you've only recently just added your monitor and have just started sending requests to it, it'll take some time for your monitor to be marked as online / up.
We understand that not every system setup will be the same, neither will every cron configuration be the same, if you're having issues setting up your cron or are experiencing regular down alerts, reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.
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