Thanks for trying out UptimeToolbox, here is a quick guide to getting started.
Note: This post assumes that you have already signed up for an account. If you have not already done so, you can do so here: https://app.uptimetoolbox.com/accounts/signup/
Step 1 – Create a Contact
Create one or more contacts so we know how to get in touch when things go wrong. When you first sign up, to make things a bit easier we create a contact with the email you use to sign up. Feel free to add as many contacts as you wish, we fully support Email, Slack, OpsGenie, Webhooks and Zapier, with SMS & Voice calling in the Beta stage.
Step 2 – Create an Alert Group
An alert group (in hindsight we should have called this a contact group) is a set of one or more contacts. This allows us to alert multiple contacts at once when your site goes down.
Step 3 – Create a Monitor
This lets us know what to check and how often to check. By default, if you are on the free plan then we’ll check your site every 3 minutes minute and report on core stats such as response time and status code. We’ll auto-select your ‘default’ alertgroup but if you made a new one in the previous step then you can select it now.
Step 4 – Create a Statuspage
Your monitor is now up and so the next step would be to to showcase your availability to the world? Create a statuspage and use our various widgets to customize your site to fit your functional and aesthetic needs.
And that’s about all you need to know to get started with UptimeToolbox. If for any reason you need to get in contact with me directly, shoot off an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the live chat in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
Thanks again and welcome to the UptimeToolbox Family.