Heartbeat monitoring (also known as Cron Job Monitoring) is a great way to monitor servers/computers/devices which are connected to the internet. It is a time-tested method of tracking the health of a device or software system by sending regular heartbeat events to a remote Monitoring Service.
It works in an opposite way compared to the other monitoring types as it requires the monitor to send the requests so that our monitoring system can decide if it is UP or DOWN. Once a monitor has been created, it will be marked with DOWN state, until it receives its first heartbeat event. A heartbeat event can be simply made by making a GET or POST request to the specially generated Heartbeat URL.
The purpose of the Heartbeat monitoring is to know if your scripts, agents, workers, daemons are continuously running as expected. When your monitor is marked as DOWN, you will receive an email notification about this. This allows monitoring of specific scripts and also allows monitoring of any server (via cronjobs/tasks) that is behind a firewall, not allowing incoming traffic to the server.
There are several benefits to implementing Heartbeat Monitoring, including the following:
Question: How often does Heartbeat Monitoring send a signal?
Answer: Typically, signals are sent at regular intervals, ranging from every few seconds to several minutes.
Question: Is Heartbeat Monitoring only for large organizations?
Answer: No, it can be helpful for businesses of all sizes. Even small companies can benefit from monitoring their servers to ensure they are running smoothly and minimize the risk of downtime and data loss.
Question: Is Heartbeat Monitoring easy to implement?
Answer: Yes, it is really easy to set up and use Heartbeat Monitoring. ClouDNS Monitoring solution is user-friendly, and configuring it requires minimal technical knowledge.
Question: In which plans can I take advantage of the Heartbeat Monitoring check?
Answer: You can benefit from Heartbeat Monitoring check in any of our Monitoring service plans. In addition, with Premium DNS, DDoS Protected DNS and GeoDNS plans, you can take advantage of 1 monitoring check.