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.
You can create Uptime checks and alerts using the DigitalOcean control panel. An Uptime check tests and measures a single URL or IP endpoint, and alerts are configured to be sent based on the results of these tests.
After logging in to your DigitalOcean account, navigate to Uptime by first clicking the Monitoring link in the navigation menu. Next, click the Uptime tab underneath the Monitoring headline.
You can also navigate directly to Uptime using this link.
Click Create a new Uptime Check to start creating your first check. This takes you to the Create Uptime Check page. See How to Create Checks for detailed information on the options available.
Choose the check type from https, http, and ping.
Set the endpoint URL or IP to check.
Choose the regions to perform the checks from.
Set a name for the check.
Press the Create button. Your Uptime check is created and its status page loads, pending data from the first checks:
As results start coming in, the latency graph populates with data, but you will need to refresh the page to get up-to-date status information.
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.
When the uptime or latency returns to acceptable levels, Uptime sends follow-up notifications to all email addresses and Slack channels.
To destroy an Uptime check and all associated alerts, navigate to the main Uptime page. This displays a list of your checks:
Use the dropdown menu to select Delete for the check you’d like to delete. A confirmation dialog pops up. Confirm the action by pressing the Delete button.