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Better Accuracy With Multi-Continent Monitoring (& New IPs)

You’ll remember that Uptime Robot is controlling the monitors from multiple locations to double-check and make sure that they are really down or up. Although things work close to perfect, there are 2 downsides: all the monitoring nodes are located in US datacenters which makes it possible to get false/positives if the “website being monitored” […]

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Small Update: Notification Messages Now Include The Amount Of Downtime

This is a very small feature and wanted to activate it before rolling the bigger update that is being working on. When a monitor goes “down” first and “up” afterwards, Uptime Robot used to send the info: “The monitor XY (http://www.xy.com/) is back up”. Right now, it includes the amount of downtime so you won’t […]

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New Feature – Monitoring Ports

Here comes a “frequently requested feature”: Monitoring Ports. Uptime Robot now enables you to monitor any port/service (like HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, etc.) and find out if they are responding or not. Under the re-organized “Add New Monitor” menu, the feature can be reached by simply selecting “TCP Ports”. After that, Uptime Robot […]

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Uptime Robot Interface Becomes Much More Speedy

Uptime Robot is generating and keeping 1000s of logs each day in order to display reports and help you reach the past data. There are already millions of records and, as expected, working with huge datasets normally end up in a slower experience. We were working hard to improve the speed of the Uptime Robot […]

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New Feature: View Past Events/Logs

If you every want to find out the date-time of a specific downtime or how long it had taken, the only option was to check the date-times of the notifications sent (from e-mails- tweets, text messages or RSS). Here is a new feature which is asked most by Uptime Robot users: “ability to view past […]

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(Another) New Monitoring IP (important for monitors behind a firewall)

Tip: While using Uptime Robot until now, if you didn't need to do anything with the IPs of the service, then feel free to skip this post. Actually 99.9% of the users don't need this info. Around a month ago, we had shared that a new IP was added to our engine to strengthen the […]

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A New Monitoring IP (important if you have a firewall)

In order to make Uptime Robot faster and more stable, a new server is being added to the tiny : ) cluster (3 machines now). If you're using a firewall and had needed to unblock the IPs of the service, than you may want to unblock this new IP as well: 74.86.179.131. Also, it can […]

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New Monitor Type – Ping (That Old And Simple Command)

Today, Uptime Robot adds a new monitor type besides the http(s) and keyword checking: Ping. It is actually the most basic command to find out if a network is up or down. How does it differ from http(s)? Http(s) monitoring sends a request to the web server and, in return, gets a status code from […]

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Support For Self-Signed SSL Certificates (And How HTTPS URLs Are Handled)

Since the beginning, Uptime Robot was supporting URLs with SSL certificates (https). However, self-signed certificates (the ones with unknown CAs) were not supported as they were generating errors like "unknown certificate", etc. and Uptime Robot was considering these websites to be down. Today, URLs with self-signed certificates are now supported just like any other URL […]

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Last 24 Hours Status And Custom Timezones

Since the launch of Uptime Robot, we’re analyzing the cost of keeping logs in means of performance and size. With lots of tweaks to our engine and code, Uptime Robot now saves every action to present them as reports and charts. The first report activated is the “Last 24 Hours Status” which can be found […]