Jan 13, 2020 | By healthchecks.io
One class of support requests I get at Healthchecks.io is about occasional failed HTTP requests to ping endpoints (hc-ping.com and hchk.io). Following an investigation, the conclusion often is that the failed requests are caused by a packet loss somewhere along the path from the client to the server. The problem starts and ends seemingly at random, presumably as network operators fix failing equipment or change the routing rules.
Aug 25, 2019 | By healthchecks.io
For a monitoring service, uptime and reliability is of course a critical feature: customers are placing trust in the service to detect problems and deliver timely and accurate alerts. While I cannot guarantee that Healthchecks.io will absolutely never let you down, I can offer transparency on how it is currently being hosted and operated.
Apr 4, 2019 | By healthchecks.io
The primary intended use, in the case of Healthchecks.io, is to monitor the regularly running tasks on servers, such as cron jobs. However, the “alert me if X doesn’t happen on time” functionality can be useful in many other contexts too. One of the quirkier ways I’ve been personally using Healthchecks.io is to help my progress towards the Sojourner medal in Ingress.
Feb 4, 2019 | By healthchecks.io
If your Healthchecks account is growing and is getting a little hard to manage, Healthchecks.io has a new feature for you: Projects. Use Projects to organize your monitoring dashboards, to have finer-grained team and API access controls, and to simplify your check-integration mapping.
Oct 26, 2018 | By healthchecks.io
I’ve been receiving multiple user reports that Gmail shows a red “This message seems dangerous” banner above some of the emails sent by Healthchecks.io. I’ve even seen some myself.