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How to setup simple website uptime and SSL certificate monitoring

To receive an alert when your website is offline or your SSL certificate isn’t functioning, you can set up simple uptime monitoring in your Fathom account.

You can add unlimited domains and unlimited notifications, on any Fathom pricing plan. All monitoring is located in Settings, and then Sites. You can enable one type of monitoring per site or all four per site (totally up to you).

How to setup monitoring via Email

  1. Go to Settings, and then Sites, in your account
  2. Look for the column called Monitoring, and then scroll to the site you want to add monitoring to
  3. Click “Off” (if it’s never been enabled)
  4. From this modal, enter your URL (including the “http://” or “https://”) and then below that, look for the field called Email address and enter your email address
  5. Click Enable monitoring
  6. Look for an email from us saying that uptime monitoring is now enabled (if you don’t receive this, check your spam folder and ensure you typed your email address correctly)

Fathom uptime for email

How to setup monitoring via SMS (text message)

  1. Go to Settings, and then Sites, in your account
  2. Look for the column called Monitoring, and then scroll to the site you want to add monitoring to
  3. Click “Off” (if it’s never been abled)
  4. From this modal, enter your URL (including the “https://”) and then look for the field for SMS Number and enter your phone number
  5. Click Enable monitoring
  6. Look for an SMS/text message from us saying that uptime monitoring is now enabled (if you don’t receive this, ensure you typed your phone number correctly)

Fathom uptime for SMS

How to setup monitoring via Slack

Monitoring via Slack requires a webhook. Here’s how you get your Slack webhook:

  1. In Slack (desktop app or web version), go to Settings & Administration and then Manage Apps
  2. At the top, go to the field called Search App Directory
  3. Type in “Incoming webhook” and select it
  4. On the left, click “Add to Slack”
  5. Choose a channel you’d like your notifications to appear in
  6. Click “Add incoming webhooks notification”
  7. You’ll see setup instructions and a URL in red, copy that into the modal that’s open in Fathom in the Slack Webhook field
  8. You’re done!

And now we can setup monitoring for Slack:

  1. Go to Settings, and then Sites, in your account
  2. Look for the column called Monitoring, and then scroll to the site you want to add monitoring to
  3. Click “Off” (if it’s never been abled)
  4. From this modal, enter your URL (including the “https://”) and then look for the field for Slack Webhook and enter your webhook URL
  5. Click Enable monitoring
  6. Look for an Slack message from us saying that uptime monitoring is now enabled (if you don’t receive this, ensure you typed your webhook URL correctly)

Fathom uptime for Slack

How to setup monitoring via Telegram

  1. Go to Settings, and then Sites, in your account
  2. Look for the column called Monitoring, and then scroll to the site you want to add monitoring to
  3. Click “Off” (if it’s never been abled)
  4. From this modal, enter your URL (including the “https://”) and then look for the field for To activate Telegram… field
  5. Go to Telegram, and search for the user @FathomBot and start a conversation (our avatar is one of our ugly cats)
  6. Grab the code from the chat (seen below) and paste it into the modal that’s open in Fathom
  7. You’re done!

Fathom uptime for Telegram

Once any of these above settings are setup, you’ll now get a notification if your website goes down or if your SSL certificate stops working.

Happy monitoring!

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