Yearly Archives: 2016

Uptime Robot helps getting notified of any downtime so that any possible issues can be resolved quickly.

It is also very good idea to share the statuses of the monitors with website visitors or teammates so that they know how the website/system performs too.

Such a communication helps them to know “it is or it is not only them when they experience issues reaching the sites/servers”.

Public Status Pages

This new feature helps creating such a public status page in seconds where the page will be displaying all the major details needed (uptime status and ratio for the last 7 days, response time and down events).

Note: As a demo, check Uptime Robot’s status page.

Status Page

Here are the steps to create it:

  • go to My Settings>Public Status Pages
  • choose all or preferred monitors to be displayed in the status page
  • customize it by uploading your logo (optional)
  • get the unique link and share with others
  • that is all!

Status Page Details

The status page can be consumed with the unique link generated or under a custom domain by setting up a DNS>CNAME record that points to stats.uptimerobot.com.

Also, you can choose to password-protect the status page as well.

P.S> More customization features are on the way :).

Starting on 2016-09-14, we are adding a new IP block to the system.

The current IP blocks are still staying active and we’ll start to send requests from this new IP block too.

Here are the details:

IP Block: 63.143.42.240/28

which means that the IPs are:

  • 63.143.42.242
  • 63.143.42.243
  • 63.143.42.244
  • 63.143.42.245
  • 63.143.42.246
  • 63.143.42.247
  • 63.143.42.248
  • 63.143.42.249
  • 63.143.42.250
  • 63.143.42.251
  • 63.143.42.252

And, the up-to-date list of the IPs can always be found in different formats at: https://uptimerobot.com/locations.

Great news! Uptime Robot now has an official mobile app.

The app allows performing the most critical actions (add/edit/delete monitors, view stats) and it supports push notifications.

Uptime Robot App

The app will be improved regularly and missing features/actions will be added in the next weeks (like “creating alert contacts”).

How does push notifications work?

Once logged in to the app, it simply:

  • asks for a “friendly name” for the mobile device
  • and creates a “mobile alert contact” with that name.

And, the rest works just the same as other alert contacts so that you can get alerted via push notifications only for the monitors you prefer.

Get the app

The app can be downloaded from:

Hope that you like it and it helps for a better uptime.

You’ll remember that SSL 3.0 is no longer secure since October 2014 with the discovery of Poodle attack. And, it is also disabled by default on all popular browsers.

On the other hand, there are still a small number of websites that support SSL 3.0 (which must definitely be disabled).

Starting tomorrow (6 April 2016), we’ll also be dropping support on sending SSL 3.0 compatible requests which will make the monitoring “not function” for those websites (a website’s SSL 3.0 support can be checked from SSL Labs).

Once Uptime Robot detects that a website requires SSL 3.0 for HTTPs communication, it’ll not mark the monitor as down but pause it and notify the user via e-mail with the information for taking action.

 P.S> Disable SSLv3 is a nice website that shares “web server specific information” regarding “how to disable SSL 3.0″