As promised, we’re back with other monthly updates! We’ve been swamped with different tasks during the last month, so let’s jump right into it.
New Discord Integration
Every feedback from our beloved community is welcomed and from what you told us, Discord integration was one of those you missed. Discord alert contact can be simply created from your account at UptimeRobot.com > “My Settings” > “Add alert contact”.
Enter all details including the Discord webhook URL and you’re good to go. The Discord Webhook URL can be created from Discord’s Channel Settings > Integrations > WebHooks menu.
Let us know if there’s any other integration you’d like to see on UptimeRobot!
New Payments Infrastructure
By the end of the month, Verifone (formerly 2Checkout) has surprised us on short notice as one of their payments processor informed them they will no longer accept MasterCard payments. We had around 4 days to integrate our new provider, Stripe – the good news is, you can buy SMS/Call credits using your credit card now!
We’ll finish the migration process and related tasks, but luckily, this won’t affect you much anymore.
Custom Domains for Status Pages
We’ve decided to make the custom domain part of the custom features available only in PRO plans. Free Status pages will be still available under a unique UptimeRobot URL. Your custom domain will result in a 404 page since the 5th of May.
You can find the unique URL in your account at UptimeRobot.com under “Status page” > “Global settings” > “Standard URL”.
Let’s Encrypt and Cloudflare SSL Expiry Alerts
We increased the expiry notification frequency for free SSL certificates to unify them with all SSL alerts. From now, you’ll receive them 14, 7, and 1 day before the expiration, instead of 3 days before.
Keyword Monitoring is NOT case-sensitive
We improved the keyword monitoring by removing the case sensitivity condition. You’ll receive notifications for every keyword present (or not) regardless of it. Keyword monitoring is a great way to create back-in-stock alerts for hard-to-get items like RTX 3080 graphic cards or PlayStation 5.
Even though the last month was busy we were able to work on some content and design improvements to our web. We also made our Status pages GDPR compliant, added the option to unsubscribe directly from the page.
You can also enable a cookie bar for your Status pages from your account at UptimeRobot.com > “Status pages” > “Global settings” > “Display cookie bar”.
And that’s it! We’re looking forward to another successful month and the new challenges it will bring us. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments. Once again, thank you all for your continued support!