Healthchecks.io vs UptimeRobot

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Healthchecks.io

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Healthchecks.io vs Uptime Robot: What are the differences?

Healthchecks.io: Cron Monitoring. Get Notified When Your Cron Jobs Fail. Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc; Uptime Robot: Free website uptime monitor. Uptime Robot is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down.

Healthchecks.io can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Aggregation" category, while Uptime Robot is grouped under "Website Monitoring".

Some of the features offered by Healthchecks.io are:

  • Open source, can be self-hosted
  • Simple, clean dashboard
  • Free for hobby projects

On the other hand, Uptime Robot provides the following key features:

  • http(s): that's perfect for website monitoring. The service regularly sends requests (which are the same as if a visitor is browsing your website) to the URL and decides if it is up or down depending on the HTTP statuses returned from the website (200-success, 404-not found, etc.)
  • ping: this is good for monitoring a server. Ping (ICMP) requests are sent and up/down status is decided according to the "if responses are received or not". Ping is not a good fit for monitoring websites as a website (its IP) can respond to ping requests while it is down (which means that the site is down but the server hosting the site is up)
  • keyword: checks if a keyword exists or not exists in a web page

Healthchecks.io is an open source tool with 1.91K GitHub stars and 267 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Healthchecks.io's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Healthchecks.io
Pros of UptimeRobot
  • 3
    Can be self-hosted
  • 2
    Great value
  • 2
    Free tier
  • 2
    Easy to understand
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    Free tier
  • 17
    Easy to understand
  • 13
    Instant notifications
  • 7
    Simpler than Pingdom
  • 4
    Public Status Page
  • 4
    Free public status pages
  • 4
    Keyword monitoring
  • 4
    Cheap but Reliable
  • 2
    Mobile App
  • 1
    Receive twitter status message
  • 0
    Good api
  • 0
    SSL Checking

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Cons of Healthchecks.io
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    • 2
      Consistently bad UI
    • 1
      False-Positives
    • 1
      Confusing UI
    • 0
      Extremely bad UI experience

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    What is Healthchecks.io?

    Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc.

    What is UptimeRobot?

    It is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down.

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    What are some alternatives to Healthchecks.io and UptimeRobot?
    PagerDuty
    PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.
    OpsGenie
    OpsGenie is a cloud-based service for dev & ops teams, providing reliable alerts, on-call schedule management, and escalations. OpsGenie integrates with monitoring tools & services and ensures that the right people are at the right time.
    VictorOps
    VictorOps is a real-time incident management platform that combines the power of people and data to embolden DevOps teams so they can handle incidents as they occur and prepare for the next one.
    Bigpanda
    Bigpanda helps you manage and respond to ops incidents faster. All your alerts: organized, assignable, trackable, snoozeable, and updated in real-time.
    Cronitor
    Monitoring systems are often complex and require a strong sysadmin background to properly configure and maintain. Cronitor replaces all this with a simple service that anyone can set up. Receive email/sms notifications if your jobs don't run, run too slow, or finish too quickly.
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