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New API Methods & Updates (About Alert Contacts)

With the release of monitor-specific alert contacts, the API is updated accordingly and also gained some new methods. Updates alertContactIDs should be sent when creating or editing monitors to define which alert contacts to be notified of up/down events getMonitors method can now return the alert contacts of a monitor with adding showMonitorAlertContacts=1 to the […]

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New Feature – Each Monitor Can Have Different Alert Contacts

Once a monitor is detected as down (and back up), Uptime Robot was sending notifications to all alert contacts defined in the “My Settings” page.. until today. We have rolled an exciting update today where you can assign different alert contacts for each monitor. Let’s say: you have 10 monitors, 3 of them are your […]

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Monitor-Specific apiKeys & Improvements On API

Since the launch of the API ~a month ago, we are so excited to see many users integrating Uptime Robot ratios to their websites or auto-creating/deleting monitors from their apps. Also, several wrappers and code samples are shared which eases consuming the "easy-to-use" API more. As you know, the standard Uptime Robot apiKey can pull […]

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New Feature: Monitoring Password-Protected Websites

The websites or web pages preferring to stay private and having a password (Basic access authentication), normally returns HTTP 401 status which ends up being marked as “down” by Uptime Robot. Uptime Robot now has support for monitoring password-protected websites by optionally mentioning the username-password in the monitor’s settings. The feature exists for both HTTP […]

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New Feature: Push Notifications For iPhone, iPad And iPod (…And Mac Desktop)

Besides being the developers of Uptime Robot, as website owners, we know that getting notified of downtimes instantly is so important. Uptime Robot already has a wide range of notification methods: e-mail, text message, Twitter DMs, RSS and API. Today, we are introducing a new notification method: push notifications for ─░OS -iPhone, iPad And iPod– […]

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Uptime Robot Gets An API!

After many requests from the users who would like to integrate Uptime Robot with their apps or create other interfaces for it (like a desktop or mobile), the Uptime Robot API is launched today which makes such integrations possible and so easy. This is the v1 of the API which covers most of the important […]

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Twitter DM Notifications Are Fixed (Were They Down?)

A small update on a fix:a PHP-version update on the server of Uptime Robot’s engine (1.5 days ago) had caused our Twitter DM notifications library to not function properly. The good news : it is fixed now and working as expected. Sorry for that guys -and, we have experienced that a serious number of things […]

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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 […]