Reliable and simple Cron job monitoring.

The cron job monitoring (also known as heartbeat monitoring) will help you monitor all your important cron jobs.

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Monitor cron job completions.

Get instant alerts when a cron job fails or never starts. The setup will only take you a couple of minutes.

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Monitor intranet devices connected to the internet.

Cron job monitoring is a great choice if you want to know whether your device is connected to the internet all the time.

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Use Windows task scheduler for monitoring.

Use Powershell to send HTTP requests to us and we’ll notify you if they don’t arrive on time.

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Choose your preferred type of notifications.

Get instant alerts via email, SMS, voice call or through one of many integrations (such as Slack, Zapier, Splunk, etc.)


E-mail is a basic form of outages notifications. Get alerted!


Get alerted instantly by SMS, even when you are offline!

Voice call

Get an automatic voice call alert whenever your website is down.


Slack messages are a great way to inform the entire team of a downtime.


Get important monitor status updates in your Discord messages.

Advanced features for advanced users.

IncludedRecurring notifications

Set threshold and recurrence parameters so that you don't miss any serious outage.

IncludedMaintenance windows

Set up maintenance windows to pause the monitoring during the maintenance.

IncludedIncidents with root causes

Reduce the risk of incident recurrence by analyzing the issue closely.

IncludedResponse times

See your response times in a chart and reveal performance hiccups.

IncludedMulti-location checks

We verify incidents from various geo-locations to prevent false-positives.

IncludedSMS and voice call notifications

No internet? We can call or text you when something goes wrong.

Easy setup: 4 clicks to create a cron job monitoring.

1. Create cron job monitoring

Choose the Cron job monitoring type and enter the name of the monitor.

2. Set the interval

Set the interval you'll be sending the requests our way. You can also set up a grace period. We will expect requests within this interval.

3. Copy the URL to ping

After you create the monitor, you'll receive the URL to ping us with POST or GET requests.

Be the first who knows that your website is down. Reliable monitoring warns you before any significant troubles and saves you money.

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Inform your customers about incidents with status pages.

Be transparent. Inform customers of planned outages. Show them that you strive to keep your service 100% online.

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Add your team members to keep them notified.

You can invite all your team members to access your monitors, keep them notified and manage incidents. Choose from three levels of user access: read, write and notify-only.

What users love about our cron job monitoring.

Veronika Valeros, Senior Researcher & Project Leader
5 stars rating

We've prevented data loss using monitoring

UptimeRobot is now part of our core tools for monitoring. The integration with Slack and the Mobile application allows us to have information on what is happening and resolve incidents as fast as possible.

Gil C., CEO
5 stars rating

UptimeRobot is the best monitoring tool in the market

We needed the heartbeat monitor and Uptimerobot was the only one to give this feature for a very good price.

Naveen K., Director of Information Technology
5 stars rating

Very good for monitoring WAN

I get immediate updates when the server goes down. UptimeRobot helps us take action on the affected service as soon as the status changes.

Get inspired by the uses cases.

IncludedMonitor the internet connection or power status of critical infrastructure

IncludedEnsure the successful execution of scheduled tasks using cron jobs

IncludedTrack the uptime of devices connected to the internet

I use UptimeRobot to get push notifications whenever my website goes DOWN. It's really easy and quick to set up and requires no extra changes to your website.

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Frequently asked questions.

  • What is a Cron job/Heartbeat monitor?

    It works in an opposite way compared to other monitoring types. Heartbeat Monitor is the best solution to monitor endpoints inside an intranet (but connected to the internet). It’s also suitable for regular/cron jobs your website/app may be performing.

    We will provide a unique URL for each heartbeat monitor to which your device/server/computer will be sending requests. Once it doesn’t arrive, you will receive a downtime alert.

  • How to send HTTP requests to heartbeat monitor?

    There are multiple ways to send requests to our heartbeat monitor, ensuring that your services are regularly checked for uptime and performance.

    For further details on how to send requests using Crontab (Linux/Unix) or Task Scheduler (Windows), please refer to our guide.

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