Excited to share a nice move that will make Uptime Robot much more stable and eliminate any false-positives.
We’ll be starting to monitor websites from multiple locations (from US, Europe, Asia, etc.) to make 100% sure that they are “down” before sending any notifications.
It is all set now and we’ll be doing test monitoring starting today and the system will be activated fully by next week.
The remote checks will be done from URLs like r1.uptimerobot.com, r2.uptimerobot.com, etc. So, if you whitelist our IPs in your firewalls, analytics applications, etc, please whitelist *.uptimerobot.com to make sure it will cover all remote locations.
Tip: If you need to whitelist IPs for a reason, you’ll find the rest useful. Else, why don’t you start monitoring more websites?
Today, we have also added a new server which is much powerful and won’t require any upgrades for a long time (hopefully short).
The old IP (22.214.171.124) will still be used until the end of April 2010 and the new IP is 126.96.36.199 (it is already used).
Well, this is actually more a bug fix than a new feature but this sounds much better :).
Because of how Uptime Robot was handling/filtering URLs, monitors with querystrings couldn’t be added. And, it is fixed now.
So, it is possible to monitor a URL like http://ww.mydomain.com/index.php?item=1&price=15.
Also, in some cases, multiple notifications were being sent for the same alert, which is also fixed now. Simply, one notification per one alert contact.
Hopefully, more features to come this week. Keep an eye on!
This is the first post of the Uptime Robot Blog and hi to everyone :).
Since the launch of the project (20 Jan 2010), we worked hard to make the system better and there has been several updates to it:
- Keyword checking (ability to check if a keyword exists or not in a webpage)
- RSS alerts (get the alerts via RSS)
This is the biggest part that we have worked on.
We weren't expecting such an interest on Uptime Robot as the system had few hundred users just in the first day.
This entry was posted on by Umut Muhaddisoglu.