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Uptime Monitoring, Incident Management, On-call Scheduling/Alerting, Status Page
Last updated June 22, 2021
The Better Uptime add-on is currently in beta.
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Radically Better Uptime Monitoring
Better Uptime is a website uptime monitoring add-on. We call you when your website goes down.
Can’t afford a downtime? Get alerted with the fastest uptime monitoring service.
- Unlimited phone call alerts
- 30-second multi-location checks
- Detailed incident timeline describing exactly what happened
- Built-in incident management with on-call duties and automatic escalation
- Scheduling for on-call rotations directly from Google Calendar
- Screenshots and error logs for every incident.
Creating custom incidents is accessible via Better Uptime REST API. API documentation can be found here.
After you provision the addon, we automatically add
BETTERUPTIME_API_TOKEN to your environment variables.
Provisioning the add-on
Better Uptime can be attached to a Heroku application via the CLI:
$ heroku addons:create betteruptime -----> Adding betteruptime to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 (free) Please type heroku addons:open betteruptime and set-up your monitor.
Set up your first monitor by typing
heroku addons:open betteruptime
After you provision Better Uptime, the
BETTERUPTIME_API_TOKEN config var is available in your app’s configuration. It contains the API token used for creating incidents programmatically. You can confirm this via the
heroku config:get command:
$ heroku config:get BETTERUPTIME_API_TOKEN XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The Better Uptime dashboard allows you to view recent incidents, schedule on-call duties and manage integrations with 2,000+ other apps.
You can access the dashboard via the CLI:
$ heroku addons:open betteruptime Opening betteruptime for sharp-mountain-4005
or by visiting the Heroku Dashboard and selecting the application in question. Select Better Uptime from the Add-ons menu.
Migrating between plans
heroku addons:upgrade command to migrate to a new plan.
$ heroku addons:upgrade betteruptime:freelancer -----> Upgrading betteruptime:newplan to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 ($49/mo) Your plan has been updated to: betteruptime:freelancer
You can find a list of available plans on Heroku Elements
Removing the add-on
You can remove Better Uptime via the CLI:
This will destroy all associated data and your Better Uptime account will be no longer accessible. We will no longer monitor your website.
$ heroku addons:destroy betteruptime -----> Removing betteruptime from sharp-mountain-4005... done, v20 (free)
All Better Uptime support and runtime issues should be submitted via one of the Heroku Support channels. For general inquiries please read our FAQ. Any non-support related issues or product feedback is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.