How to use Gotify with Uptime Robot
Uptime Robot1 is a decent service that checks websites to see if they are up. If they go down, you get notified.
There are lots of ways to get notified on there, including SMS and email, but I want to use Gotify to get pinged on my phone. Luckily, it’s pretty easy.
Create an app in Gotify
As usual, go to your Gotify admin page and create an application for Uptime Robot. Make sure to take note of the token it gives you.
Create a contact
Log into your Uptime Robot account, click on
My Settings. Find
Alert Contacts and click
Add Alert Contact.
Alert Contact Type select
Give it a name, I chose
URL to notify is your Gotify URL, with the token you got above, e.g.
Then you need to set the
POST Value. This is up to you, but you at least need a message for your text. Mine looks like this:
The options you can choose from are listed on the page, below.
Optionally you can tick
Send as JSON - I did.
Send default variables as POST parameters unticked.
Choose what to get notified of. I do Up and Down events.
Optional get SSL reminders (pro accounts only). I leave this unticked as I prefer just to get emails about these.
When you are done, click
Create Alert Contact.
Enable the contact
You will now see Gotify as an option when you create new sites to monitor. Uptime Robot has a handy bulk-editing tool underneath the
Add New Monitor button if you want to set them all at once.
That’s all there is to it. You now will get pinged when there is an issue with a website.
Uptime Robot has no good way to test it that I know of, so it’s worth perhaps creating a monitor you can bring up and down at will if you want to test it.
Other Gotify guides
This is one of a small series of Gotify guides I intend to write, about how to plug it into various services.
Here is a list of Gotify articles on this site: