With polls you can monitor websites for downtimes. Polls will try to
query a URL with a
GET request. If the server does not
respond or if the HTTP status code of the response is in the
5xx range, the poll will be marked as
down and you will get notified.
Creating a new Poll
Creating a poll is analogous to creating a new ping. To create a new poll, go to the polls overview page (login required) and press the button Create new Poll. You will need to select a name for your poll as well as enter the URL that should be queried. You also need to define an interval at which your website should be queried. Optionally, you can define tags to structure your polls and to display them on dashboards.
When you have created the poll, PiDAR will start to automatically query the URL at the defined interval. When the URL cannot be reached, you will be notified. You will also be notified, if the URL is back online again.