What is Cronitor?
Cronitor is a cron job monitoring tool that allows monitoring cron jobs for any application, scheduled task, daemons, website, APIs, or micro-services. The tool alerts users on job failure, unexpected crashes, and delays.
Cronitor allows sending HTTP requests to the assigned job, and based on the response, it either tags the job as normal or triggers an alert to the users. Based on the cron job schedule configured, Cronitor will be expecting pings from the respective cron job. It enables sending alerts within one minute of violation to avoid damages and downtime. The tool supports custom defining rules of the ping and checking cross-region verification of downtime across different geographies.
How does Cronitor Help?
Cronitor helps capture metrics, status, and output from cron job and backends, organize jobs and alert the user when something goes wrong. The tool is compatible with any background task and helps teams with problem prevention and faster troubleshooting.
Cronitor helps monitor websites and APIs from 12+ locations worldwide with simple checks and complex tests backed by custom assertions. It supports a zero setup monitoring solution for aggregating key metrics and exploring periodic trends. The tool facilitates reaching the right person through Slack, Telegram, SMS, Email, and other integrations.
Key Features of Cronitor
Cronitor enables job monitoring to check job status, unexpected crashes, and delayed cron jobs using automatic slow job alerts. It alerts users based on grace periods, failure, and schedule tolerance settings on each job.
Capturing cron job output
It aids monitor scheduled jobs, background tasks, and job queues. It also provides a hub for all cron job details with cron logs, job details, and error messages circulated to Cronitor.
Cronitor allows tracking performance trends and answering operational questions with a powerful dashboard and 6+ months of data retention.
Cronitor supports creating cron monitors using three ways - installing the cronitor CLI, using the web dashboard, integrating with Monitor API. It supports SDKs for - Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, and node.js.