DigitalOcean Uptime is a monitoring service that checks the health of any URL or IP address. You can use it to monitor the latency, uptime, and SSL certificate of any website or host, and can choose to receive alerts via email or Slack when your site is down, experiencing high latency, or has an SSL certificate that’s about to expire. Learn more about Uptime.
To create a new Uptime Alert, go to your Uptime check’s status page and click Create Uptime Alert in the corner of the page.
This takes you to the Create Uptime Alert page.
Select your alert type:
Set the threshold for your alert to trigger. This section has different fields for each alert type:
Select where you want to receive notifications when the alert triggers. By default, you receive email notifications to the email used for your DigitalOcean account. To receive notifications to more email addresses, type them one by one into the Add additional emails text box and hit Enter for each. You can add up to 9 additional email addresses in this way.
You can also receive notifications in one or more Slack channels.
To receive notifications in a Slack channel, click on the Connect Slack button to open the Slack authentication pop-up window. In the Where should DigitalOcean post? section, type or select a specific Slack channel for the DigitalOcean integration to send notifications to. Click Allow. Then, back in the alert creation page, check the box next to your chosen Slack channel.
To add another channel, click on Connect Slack and go through the process again.
Set a name for your alert.
Click the Create button.
Now, when an alert triggers in one of the check’s selected regions, it sends notifications of the issue to all added email addresses and Slack channels. Then, when the uptime or latency returns to acceptable levels, Uptime sends follow-up notifications to all email addresses and Slack channels.