Ping monitoring

What Is Ping Monitoring

Ping monitoring is an essential technique in network management used to assess the health and performance of a network by verifying the availability of servers and other network devices. It employs the ‘ping’ command, a basic Internet tool that tests connectivity between two networked devices.  The process involves sending ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) echo […]


8 Software Engineering Newsletters for Maximum Learning

The tech world is anything but static, and staying up to date on the newest developments is an important part of every software developer’s technique for keeping their knowledge and skills competitive. But, it can be both exhausting and time-consuming to do all of this research and reading yourself. If only there was a way […]


End of support for & recent issues explained

As some of you may have noticed, we encountered a snag that led to a brief unexpected pause to your monitors.  With the situation now fully under control, we’d like to offer a bit of context and inform you of the next steps regarding monitors, the culprit of this issue.  What happened As you […]


Staying Ahead of the Curve: 8 DevOps Newsletters You Need to Read

When it comes to DevOps, keeping up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and industry news is not an option – it’s an imperative! For professionals navigating this dynamic landscape, newsletters offer a concise, curated way to stay informed without wading through the overwhelming sea of information available online.  So, if you’re looking to sit back […]

Cron job monitoring

Our complete cron job guide for 2024

When it comes to system administration, the need for automation and precise scheduling has never been greater. That’s where cron comes in, the time-based job scheduler that has been a steadfast companion of Unix-like operating systems for decades. If you’re a seasoned sysadmin or just a curious enthusiast, understanding the ins and outs of Cron […]


UptimeRobot Retrospective & Plans: Thank You for 2023 and Happy New Year!

Hi everyone. As we stand at the threshold of 2024, on behalf of our CEO, Michal Aftanas, and the entire UptimeRobot team, I’d like to thank you for your never-ending support. Thank you for being part of our journey over the last 12 months! It was an amazing ride full of great news (and more […]

Glossary Port monitoring

SMTP Monitoring Uncovered: How Does It Work?

SMTP, which stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is a crucial component in the world of email communication. It’s a protocol used within the TCP/IP suite that facilitates the sending and receiving of email. SMTP is commonly used by a range of email clients such as Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, and Yahoo Mail. As of […]

Best practices Observability

How to Calculate Uptime? And 5 Tips for Achieving 99.9%

The lifeblood of any online business lies in its accessibility. When your site or application is accessible, your customers are happy, your brand reputation remains intact, and revenues keep flowing. Because of this, understanding and calculating uptime becomes crucial.  Let’s face it: any downtime translates to lost revenue. A study by the ITIC found that […]

Port monitoring

Top 10 Port Monitoring Tools of 2024

We’ve compiled a list of 10 top-notch port monitoring tools that will help you stay ahead without breaking the bank. So strap in as we explore the world of ports through these beneficial applications and tell you about the best options on the market today! In this guide, you’ll learn… What is port monitoring? What to […]

Glossary Observability

SLA vs. SLO vs. SLI: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to managing services effectively, terms like SLA, SLO, and SLI are often thrown around like confetti at a parade. They’re in meetings, in documents, and even in casual office conversations. But if you’re new to the field or simply haven’t had the chance to dig into these acronyms, they can feel like […]