How to schedule checks for web monitor?

You can schedule checks for a monitor by navigating to its Options page.

Setting interval for checks on the webpage

Click the drop down to view the options for checks.

Alternatively, you can also click on the schedule of a monitor from the Watchlist.

Setting interval for checks on the webpage

Schedule options for monitors

Schedule Option Description
Interval Set regular schedule for checking a webpage at fixed time intervals. Use local monitor for smaller check intervals. Example: Monitor checks webpage every 3 hours
Random Adds random time points to check the webpage instead of following a fixed schedule. Set min and max in random checks so that checks occur within specified timing bounds. Example: Check webpage at random intervals between 2 and 5 hours.
Live Continuously monitor webpages in real-time. Use it only if page auto-updates content using JavaScript. Use it for local monitors only. Example: Monitor a live auction webpage to track real-time bidding activity.
Cron Tab Schedules and automates recurring webpage check at specific time. You can specify the time, day, week, month, in any combination . Available only in the enterprise plan. Example: Schedule a daily check of a news website at 8:00 AM every weekday
Setting time for checks with cron tab

Additionally, you can schedule time slots for checks.

  1. Navigate to the local Watchlist by clicking on the Distill droplet icon in the browser toolbar
  2. Click on the settings gear icon at the bottom left corner.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Set time slot based on your need.
Setting interval for checks on the webpage
  • Start Time: Time at which the monitoring begins within a given day.
  • End Time: Time at which the monitoring ends within a given day.
  • Day: Determines the day or days of the week during which the checks will occur. It allows you to specify whether the checks should occur on specific days of the week.

By combining these settings, you can define specific time slots for checks to occur. For example:

  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • End Time: 5:00 PM
  • Day: Monday to Friday

In this example, the time slot for checks would be from 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays. Checks would occur during this time period from Monday to Friday.

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