Last modified on September 12, 2018

AlertSite can send automatic alerts whenever you monitors discover a problem. There are two main types of alerts:

  • Availability alerts – sent when a monitor detects an error (the monitor status turns red). For example, if your site does not respond within the timeout, returns incorrect content, or returns an HTTP error like 500 Internal Server Error. Conditions that trigger an error are specified in the monitor settings.

  • Performance alerts – sent when the response time exceeds the configured threshold. For details, see Performance Alerts.

When a problem is resolved, a monitor sends the “clear” notification.

Alert Delivery Methods

To receive alerts, you first need to create recipients (contacts). You can have alerts delivered in various ways, including:

By default, monitors send alerts to all recipients configured in your AlertSite account, unless you have configured a default recipient group. Use recipient groups to route alerts from specific monitors to specific team members.

Overview

Configuring Alert Recipients

Configuring Alerts

Reviewing Alerts

See Also

Intelligent Alerting 101: Guide to Intelligent Alerting
AlertSite Integrations

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