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New Monitor Type – Ping (That Old And Simple Command)

Today, Uptime Robot adds a new monitor type besides the http(s) and keyword checking: Ping. It is actually the most basic command to find out if a network is up or down. How does it differ from http(s)? Http(s) monitoring sends a request to the web server and, in return, gets a status code from […]

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Support For Self-Signed SSL Certificates (And How HTTPS URLs Are Handled)

Since the beginning, Uptime Robot was supporting URLs with SSL certificates (https). However, self-signed certificates (the ones with unknown CAs) were not supported as they were generating errors like "unknown certificate", etc. and Uptime Robot was considering these websites to be down. Today, URLs with self-signed certificates are now supported just like any other URL […]

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Free Timezones Database (For Your Web Apps)

Lately, we have added “custom timezones” to Uptime Robot where users can select their timezone to view any report in their own date and time. You may be willing to add something similar to your own application as well and it takes some time to find the values for timezones or cities and countries they […]

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Why Is Uptime Robot Free (And Will It Always Stay So)?

We get many questions regarding "if Uptime Robot will ever become paid or not" and thought it'll be the best to share it in detail. Why Is Uptime Robot Free? We have launched Uptime Robot in January 2010 hoping to offer a non-complicated uptime service (where every website owner actually needs). Also, we had created […]

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Last 24 Hours Status And Custom Timezones

Since the launch of Uptime Robot, we’re analyzing the cost of keeping logs in means of performance and size. With lots of tweaks to our engine and code, Uptime Robot now saves every action to present them as reports and charts. The first report activated is the “Last 24 Hours Status” which can be found […]

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Twitter Support For Receiving Alerts

Few weeks ago, Twitter approved our request for getting whitelisted to use their API, so we wouldn't be limited with the standard daily API usage limits. And, we just activated the Twitter integration for getting the up/down alerts via Twitter DMs (direct messages). The usage is very simple: Follow @uptimerobot Twitter user (so, it can […]

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Multi-Location Monitoring (And New IPs)

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 […]

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Querystrings Now Supported (And Better Alerts)

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 […]

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A Summary Of Beginning-To-Now

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: New Features: Keyword checking (ability to check if a keyword exists or not in a […]