Yearly Archives: 2012

Many of the Uptime Robot users are enjoying the RSS notification feature which allows "anyone (with your unique RSS address)" to view all up/down events of your account via RSS.

Some developers use this for integrating the events to their websites and others add the feed to their RSS readers to see any events from there.

In order to make RSS notifications better work with out being improved and distributed monitoring engine, we have made few changes to it.

It now became too much stable but, most importantly, the RSS addresses have changed.

The new RSS addresses can again be found at the same place (My Monitors page). If you use it, make sure you get the new URL.

P.S. The old addresses will still be active until 15 Nov 2012.

The number of users utilizing Uptime Robot is regularly growing and, in order to fulfill this growth, a new monitoring engine will be added to the system by this Monday (2 July 2012).

If you never needed to whitelist Uptime Robot's IPs to make the monitoring work correctly, than it is ok to ignore this message as things will keep working ok.

However, if your monitors/websites are behind a firewall where you need to whitelist the IPs, the new IP is: 74.86.158.107.

And, you can find the full list of IPs being used at: http://www.uptimerobot.com/about.asp .

Have a great day!

It is possible to add many monitors to Uptime Robot and get notified of any downtime (and uptime).

However, there can be times where you may want to bulk stop them (like during a server restart) . You can do that now. With few clicks, you can stop, start or delete all monitors.

The “Bulk Actions” menu is found in the “My Monitors” page just under the “Add New” button.

IPv6 Support

More and more websites are starting to have IPv6 support and Uptime Robot can now monitor IPv6 addresses.

Either the complete IPv6 address or any compressed versions like:

  • fe80:0000:0000:0000:0202:b3ff:fe1e:8329
  • fe80:0:0:0:202:b3ff:fe1e:8329
  • fe80::202:b3ff:fe1e:8329

are all supported.

Minor New Feature: Sorting monitors.

You may have already realized but, few weeks ago, a small feature was added which is the “ability to sort monitors by name or status“.

This is specially good to view any “down” monitors at the top of your list (when you have many monitors).

That’s all : ).

New posts are usually added once a new feature is added and Its been a while since a new feature is introduced.

For the last few months, we were heavily optimizing the engine, notifications, API usage and fixing small bugs to handle the growth.

Things were already working good but we want to make sure they stay stable and we have improved many stuff in the backend.

Also, lately, we are busy working on few other exciting things: widgets to display uptime in websites and reports. And, they will soon be available.

As the title says, just a small update on the "progress" of Uptime Robot.

Since the release of the API, the "all time uptime ratio" for each monitor is provided by default.

Many users have asked for the ability to get weekly and/or monthly uptime ratios to integrate more values into their websites/apps.

Today, we have added a new variable to the getMonitors method which can return the uptime ratio of any given period.

It can provide values back to 2 months (this is how long the logs are kept for).

The new feature is smart enough to return the ratios of multiple intervals in a single API call.

In order to use it, just add: customUptimeRatio=7 to the getMonitors request for getting the 7 days uptime. Or you can go with customUptimeRatio=7-30-60 to get uptime ratios of all 3 days.

To learn more about the usage, just check the getMonitors method in the API docs.