- Online Status Monitoring:
Monitor your websites with Pi Watchdog: Receive a push notification or E-Mail when one of your projects goes offline.
- Content Monitoring:
Waiting for a website's content to be updated? Pi Watchdog can monitor a website and notify you when the content changes.
Install on Raspberry Pi (Raspbian)
The preferred way to run Pi Watchdog on a Raspberry Pi is to use Docker. This will help you to install all necessary requirements.
curl -fsSL get.docker.com -o get-docker.sh && sh get-docker.sh
Download and start Docker Container
docker run -d -p 8080:8080 nikolaifischer91/piwatchdog:1.0
If you want to start Pi Watchdog on a port other than 8080, you can do so like this:
docker run -d -p SOMEPORT:8080 nikolaifischer91/piwatchdog:1.0
Install on Windows/Mac
Follow these instructions if you want to use (or test) Pi Watchdog on a Windows or Mac.
Mongo DB running on port 27017
git clone https://github.com/nikolaifischer/piwatchdog.git
Install Dependencies and Start
cd piwatchdog && npm install && bower install node server.js
Start using Pi Watchdog by navigating to localhost:8080 in your browser. You can start to monitor websites by pressing the + button. Pi Watchdog notifies you when a monitored websites is no longer available (404 or 500 codes). If you additionally also want to get notified if the content (e.g. text) of the webpage changes, you can activate the Notify me when content changes option.
You can choose if you want to get notified via Pushbullet notifications or E-Mails. To set up these methods please read the text below:
Pi Watchdog can send notifications to your phone or browser if a monitored website goes offline or if the content of a monitored website changes. To enable this features you will need a (free) Pushbullet account.
- Create an account at pushbullet.com
- Install the pushbullet browser extension and/or mobile App
- Navigate to Settings: https://www.pushbullet.com/#settings
- Click Create Access Token
- Copy your Access Token
- Open the Settings in Pi Watchdog
- Activate Send Pushbullet Notification and paste your Access Token
In order for Pi Watchdog to send E-Mails, you will have to provide the SMTP Details for your Mail account in the Pi Watchdog Settings. You can get these at your E-Mail provider. If you are using gmail, please follow these instructions.
When monitoring a website for changes, you can tell Pi Watchdog to ignore certain elements. This can be useful if the monitored page, e.g., has a timestamp which changes every minute.
To ignore an element, add one or more CSS selectors (separated by commas) to the Ignore Elements option of the webpage: