Never miss a downtime with Uptime Robot

Michael Wittig – 02 Nov 2017

Uptime Robot checks if your website is up every 5 minutes for free.

With marbot, you get alerts in Slack for each downtime. To do so, Uptime Robot sends a web request to marbot in case of new downtime.

Set up instructions

  1. Create a free Uptime Robot account.
  2. Log in to your Uptime Robot account.
  3. First, you have to create an Alert Contact. Click on My Settings at the top.
  4. In the Alert Contacts box, click on the Add Alert Contact button.
    Step 1
  5. Set Alert Contact Type to Web-Hook.
  6. Set Friendly Name to marbot.
  7. Set URL to Notify to https://api.marbot.io/v1/endpoint/$endpoint-ID?. Replace $endpoint-ID with the ID of your endpoint. You can get this value by asking @marbot for it on your Slack channel.
  8. Set POST Value (JSON Format) to:

    {
    "monitorURL": "*monitorURL*",
    "monitorFriendlyName": "*monitorFriendlyName*",
    "alertType": "*alertType*",
    "alertTypeFriendlyName": "*alertTypeFriendlyName*",
    "alertDetails": "*alertDetails*"
    }
  9. Make sure that Send as JSON (application/json). is enabled.
    Step 2

  10. Click on Create Alert Contact to save.
  11. Now, you can create a Monitor. Click on the Add New Monitor button.
    Step 3
  12. Set Monitor Type to HTTP(s).
  13. Set Friendly Name to the name of your website.
  14. Set URL (or IP) to the URL of your website.
  15. Select marbot under Alert Contacts To Notify.
    Step 4
  16. Click on the Create Monitor button to save.

Your website should be up. But as soon as Uptime Robot detects a downtime, you receive an alert from marbot.

Sample Alert

To simulate an alert, change the URL of your monitor to something non-existent to test the integration.
Step 5

The following alert will be triggered by marbot soon.

Uptime Robot Alert

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig

I’m the author of Amazon Web Services in Action. I work as a software engineer, and independent consultant focused on AWS and DevOps.

You can contact me via Email, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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