Checks

This guide helps you create monitors, or “checks” for a particular website or API endpoint. A single check is effectively one URL, which Pingnik sends requests to in order to monitor uptime

Creating a Check

To create a check click the "add new" button on the checks page, you’ll be presented with the check creation form. After creating a check, make sure your team is notified of downtime and performance issues by creating an alert.

Basic settings

Enter a descriptive Name such as "Google Search", or "My App API" used for reporting. Select the HTTP method and type the domain including the protocol (https or http) as "https://google.com" or "https://run.mocky.io/v3/94de3524-b33f-41d9-8ccb-599aee0714c6".

Creating a new check - Basic Tab

Header fields

Click the “Header” tab to view a list of header fields for the request. If you need more headers, click on the "+" button to add a new row. Clicking the “x” to the right of any field will remove it.

Creating a new check - Headers Tab

Request Body

The request may have an associated body, click the “Body” tab and enter the content in the field

Creating a new check - Body Tab

How timeouts are handled

Requests which take longer than 10 seconds time out, and are treated as errors which contribute to downtime.