How to Enable Downtime Monitoring in Jetpack

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Jetpack includes many options that are helpful to the typical administrator. The plugin includes downtime notification that provides emailed alerts when the site goes down. This tutorial will show you how to enable the alert and then configure it in the Jetpack plugin.

This tutorial requires that you have Jetpack loaded to your WordPress site.

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Enabling the Notification

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Enable Downtime Monitoring in Jetpack Settings

All settings changes for WordPress plugins require that you be logged into the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.

  1. Click on Settings under the Jetpack menu option in the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
  2. When you go into the Jetpack settings, the first page displayed will be Security. Scroll down until you see Downtime monitoring. Click on the slider to enable it.

Configuring the Downtime Notifications

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Configure the options for the downtime notifications

The option to configure the downtime notifications is under the location where you enable it in the Jetpack settings. Note that when you go to make any changes with these settings then you are sent to the WordPress.com page. You may be required to login to the associated account.

  1. Go to Jetpack Settings in the WordPress Administrator Dashboard.
  2. On the Security page, scroll down and find Downtime monitoring. Under the option to enable the notification you will see Configure your notification settings. Click on that link.
  3. When you click on the link you will be sent to the associated WordPress.com account. You will see the options displayed in the screenshot above. Click on the sliders to enable alerts when your site goes down (and when it comes back up), and/or that the notifications be sent to your WordPress.com email address.

That completes our tutorial on enabling Downtime Monitoring using Jetpack! To see other features, check out Using Jetpack Premium Themes. If you want to learn more about using WordPress, please our WordPress Education Channel in our InMotion Hosting Support Center!

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