Website Monitor with Google Scripts

Published in: Google Apps Script

Use Google Apps Script to monitors website domains and send SMS text alerts when any of these sites are down or inaccessible.

function init() {
  if (ScriptApp.getScriptTriggers().length == 0) {
    // Set up a monitor that triggers every 5 minutes

function websiteMonitor()
  var response, error, code, urls;

  // The script can monitor multiple website URLs (comma separated)
  urls = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet().getRange("B2").getValue();
  urls = urls.replace(/\s/g, "").split(",");

  for (var i=0; i<urls.length; i++) {

    var url = urls[i];

    if (!ScriptProperties.getProperty(url)) {
        ScriptProperties.setProperty(url, 200);

    // Trying to connect to the website URL
    try {
      response = UrlFetchApp.fetch(url);
    } catch(error) {
      // If URLFetchApp fails, the site is probably down
      updateLog(url, -1);

    code = response.getResponseCode();
    updateLog(url, code);


function updateLog(url, code) {

  if (ScriptProperties.getProperty(url) == code)

  ScriptProperties.setProperty(url, code);

  var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();

  var row   = sheet.getLastRow() + 1;
  var time  = new Date();
  var msg = "Down";

  if (code == 200)
    msg = "Up";

  msg = "Website is " + msg + "  " + url;


  // Send an email notification when the site status changes
  var email = sheet.getRange("B3").getValue();
  MailApp.sendEmail(email, msg, url);

  var now   = new Date(time.getTime() + 10000);

  // Create an event in Google Calendar with an SMS reminder
  if (sheet.getRange("B4").getValue().toLowerCase() == "yes")
    CalendarApp.createEvent(msg, now, now).addSmsReminder(0);
Published in: Google Apps Script

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