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Heartbeat monitoring check

What is Heartbeat Monitoring service?

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.

How does Heartbeat Monitoring work?

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.

Why do you need to start using it? 

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.

Benefits

There are several benefits to implementing Heartbeat Monitoring, including the following:

  • Increased server uptime and availability: By constantly monitoring the status of a server, Heartbeat Monitoring helps ensure that it stays up and running. If a server goes down or experiences performance issues, administrators can quickly be notified and take action to restore the server before any significant downtime occurs.
  • Faster problem resolution times: It can help identify the root cause more quickly when an issue appears. It allows administrators to react faster to issues and resolve them more efficiently, reducing the impact on users and minimizing the risk of data loss.
  • Reduced risk of data loss and service disruptions: It recognizes issues before they become major problems. That way, it helps prevent costly downtime and data breaches, which can harm the reputation of any organization.
  • Improved performance and scalability: It provides valuable insights into server performance and usage, which can help administrators optimize the server for better performance and scalability. By analyzing historical data and identifying trends, administrators can make informed decisions about resource allocation and capacity planning. This can help ensure the server can handle the workload and scale as needed.
  • Better visibility into server performance and usage: With Heartbeat Monitoring, administrators have real-time visibility into the status and performance of their servers. That helps them recognize potential problems before becoming critical and make better resource allocation and optimization decisions.

FAQ

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.

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Last modified: 2023-03-28
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