Cheap and cheerful uptime monitoring
When I was setting up zzmag.org I wanted to check that
everything was working as expected, part of which was ensuring that requests
were responding with
200 HTTP status
and if not then notify accordingly.
Running the following script using GitLab’s Pipeline Schedules does the job nicely:
A schedule was created to run
updog.sh on an hourly basis.
The “build” passes if a
200 status code is returned, otherwise it fails.
What’s useful is that GitLab will send an email if a build fails that contains
the log output including the HTTP status code :)