Service checks provide a way to get insights into how your website is responding from various locations. Checks are performed every five minutes.
The flexibility of our monitoring allows you to fine-tune the alert configuration. If you're seeing many false-positives (alerts being sent about your check being down when it appears to be up) you should consider:
- Adding additional check locations - we recommend at least 3
Suggested Alert Configuration
We also recommend the following two alerts for true "site down" monitoring.
- HTTP Code != 200
- HTTP Status = down
These alerts working together will give you a better insight into the true status of the configuration check.
Please see our check methodology to understand how we perform checks.