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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 […]

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Uptime Robot Interface Becomes Much More Speedy

Uptime Robot is generating and keeping 1000s of logs each day in order to display reports and help you reach the past data. There are already millions of records and, as expected, working with huge datasets normally end up in a slower experience. We were working hard to improve the speed of the Uptime Robot […]

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New Feature: View Past Events/Logs

If you every want to find out the date-time of a specific downtime or how long it had taken, the only option was to check the date-times of the notifications sent (from e-mails- tweets, text messages or RSS). Here is a new feature which is asked most by Uptime Robot users: “ability to view past […]

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(Another) New Monitoring IP (important for monitors behind a firewall)

Tip: While using Uptime Robot until now, if you didn't need to do anything with the IPs of the service, then feel free to skip this post. Actually 99.9% of the users don't need this info. Around a month ago, we had shared that a new IP was added to our engine to strengthen the […]