Healthchecks

$9.9k/mo
Cron Job Monitoring

We notify you when your nightly backups, weekly reports, cron jobs, and scheduled tasks don't run on time.

Rauno Metsa
How did you come up with the microstartup idea?
Pēteris Caune
I was working as a contractor, and was looking after a growing number of periodic processes (data imports, backups). I wanted to get actively notified if any job starts to fail (for any reason: bug in code, external system down, out of disk, out of memory, whole VM destroyed by error, ...). I knew the concept of Dead Man's Switch from Wikipedia surfing, and it clicked.

I did not start with the intention of building a microstartup. It started as a fun weekend prototype, then a side project, and over time grew into my main job.
Rauno Metsa
How did you find your first customers?
Pēteris Caune
Healthchecks initially had no paid plans. The free users came from social media mentions, word of mouth. I posted on Twitter, Reddit, HN. I started a development blog on Medium. Botched a Product Hunt launch. Answered some StackOverflow and Quora questions.
Rauno Metsa
How are you finding your customers today?
Pēteris Caune
Free users come primarily from organic search results, and from word of mouth. Some users over time grow out of the free plan's limits (can take years), and convert to paid.
Rauno Metsa
What's your advice for other microfounders who want to get started?
Pēteris Caune
It is a marathon, not a sprint. Patience pays off.
Georgii
Awesome product! I just noticed it listed here on Microfounder, but actually I've been using Healthchecks since 2019. Great job! Keep going!
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Founded: Jul 2015
Age: 7y 5m
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