MyKinsta has a number of useful notification-related options to help make managing your account and services easier.
In addition to overage notifications and email invoices, you can also configure MyKinsta to send critical site monitoring alerts in response to errors on your site.
In this article, we’ll walk through the various notification settings available in MyKinsta.
How to Access MyKinsta Notifications
To access MyKinsta notifications, click on your user avatar in the upper-right corner, select User Settings, and click Notifications in the menu on the left.
Here you’ll find direct access to manage all your notifications. Specifically:
Managed WordPress Hosting
At Kinsta, our Managed WordPress Hosting plans have varying limits when it comes to visits, CDN bandwidth, and disk space. If you would like to be alerted before a potential overage, we recommend enabling overage notifications in MyKinsta.
When overage notifications are enabled, we’ll send you a message at 80% and 100% usage via a MyKinsta message, email, or both.
Here you can manage your subscription to our weekly jam-packed WordPress newsletter, delivered to over 20,000 subscribers around the world. Our WordPress newsletter is perfect for bloggers, WordPress agencies, content marketers, and other enthusiasts who want to stay up to date on the latest industry trends.
This is where you can manage your subscription to our monthly updates about new feature releases, data centers, add-ons, and more useful information to get the most out of your hosting.
Invoice in Email
PDF versions of your Kinsta invoices are always available in MyKinsta under Company > Billing. If you would like to receive PDF invoices via email as well, you can enable the “Invoice in Email” option. This option is only available for the Company Administrator, Company Billing, and Company Owner MyKinsta user roles.
Beta Crew Participation
At Kinsta, we’re constantly improving existing features and developing new features to improve our customer experience. Believe it or not, the initial development of many MyKinsta features you see today was heavily influenced by customer feedback.
In the past, we worked with a small group of customers to beta test new and upcoming features. Recently, we opened up the program to the rest of our customer base. By joining the Kinsta Beta Crew, you’ll get exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming MyKinsta features as they’re being developed. This means you’ll be able to impact how MyKinsta evolves over time!
Even though we love communicating with our customers, you won’t have to worry about spam as a Kinsta Beta Crew member. We truly appreciate your time and effort, so we limit communications to occasional surveys and quick usability testing sessions.
Managed WordPress Hosting
A modern WordPress site has many moving parts. Whether it’s DNS issues, site downtime, SSL errors, or domain name expiration notices, there are a lot of things to pay attention to!
Kinsta’s site monitoring feature helps you out by notifying you when your site needs critical attention.
When site monitoring is enabled, we check your site every 2 minutes. If one of the errors below is detected on your WordPress site, we’ll send you an email alert:
- Site Errors – We utilize a custom-built tool for monitoring our infrastructure. If we detect errors or issues on your site, we’ll send you an email notification to let you know.
- DNS Errors – A correct DNS configuration is of critical importance for your WordPress site. If we detect that your site’s DNS isn’t pointed correctly to Kinsta, we’ll send you a notification right away.
- SSL Errors – If there’s a configuration issue with your domain and the SSL certificate expires, we’ll notify you.
- Domain Expiration – If we detect an expired domain assigned to your Kinsta site, we’ll send you an alert.
Application and Database Hosting
Site monitoring is not part of our Application Hosting or Database Hosting services. You can connect your own site monitoring within your application’s code or review logs and analytics in MyKinsta to keep watch on your applications and databases.
At Kinsta, we try to make managing your account and services as stress-free as possible. With our various notification options, including overage and site monitoring alerts, you’ll be able to spend more time working on your business and less time checking up on your site.