Add new checks, edit existing ones, access reports, alerts, and more from Monitoring>Checks. This article provides an overview of all check types, and links to support documents for each.
The Checks page contains several columns of data relevant to each check:
- Name: Alphabetically sorted in ascending order by default
- Tags:Tags group checks based on your workflow.
- Type: Thecheck type
- Contacts:Contacts assigned to each check
- Uptime (24h): Uptime over a 24 hour period expressed as a percentage
- Response:Color-coded response time graphs
Curious about individual check types? Click the links with the button below for the timestamp!
- Website HTTP(S) | Video
- API | Video
- Transaction | Video
- Real User Monitoring | Video
- Group Checks
- Malware/Virus | Video
- SSL Certificate Expiry | Video
- Domain Whois/Expiry | Video
- DNS | Video
- Ping (ICMP) | Video
- Network Time Protocol (NTP) | Video
- SSH | Video
- TCP Port | Video
Monitoring>Checks is known as the main checks page. To add a check from this page, click the Add New button:
To add any check type from your Dashboard, click the Add New button:
Report: This provides a statistical analysis of the uptime and response times for each of your monitoring checks. See our documentation on Reporting for more details.
Alerts: Links to Alert History for a list of incidents related to each of your monitoring checks.
Analysis: Access Real-Time Analysis for a check. Real-Time Analysis is a chronological breakdown of recent alerts and technical data used to help diagnose an outage. Note: not available for the Group Check or RUM types.
Audit Log: Audit Log entries track changes to Users, Contacts, Checks, Check Tags, Alerts, and Integrations. See our documentation on the Audit Log for more details.
- Monitor your homepage for uptime
- Monitor a specific page for a specific status code or set of status codes
- POST a single request and expect a specific response
This multi-step advanced check allows you to monitor web transactions on your site. The transaction check can:
- Login to websites
- Fill out forms
- Interact with shopping carts
See more in Transaction Check Basics
- Use a variety of POST, GET, PUT, PATCH & DELETE requests to deliver data to an endpoint, set a variable based on the response, and use that variable in subsequent requests
- Use HTTP Headers to pass tokens for complex multi-step actions
- Verify a specific status code or response for multiple endpoints
See more in API Check Basics
- Page load time and Apdex scores
- AJAX load time and errors
- First paint, first render and Time to Interactive
See more in RUM | Setup and basics.
Organize multiple checks to monitor systems, report on performance, and manage incident response. Receive alerts when group failure conditions are met or report on the group’s uptime average. Use cases include:
- Organizing all checks for a single system into one
- Load Balance monitoring
- Escalating widespread outages
See more in Getting Started with the Uptime.com Group Check.
Malware/Virus: This check will check your website for viruses and malware. This check is performed once per day. See more in Malware/Virus Check Basics
SSL Certificate Expiry: This check allows you to receive alerts prior to an SSL certificate expiring on your site. An alert can be raised before a SSL certificate expires based on the before expiry days setup within your check. Moreover, a domain is required in order to add this check, and it must be entered without the sub-domain e.g. google.com. See more in SSL Certificate Expiry Check Basics
Domain Whois/Expiry: This check allows you to check your domain's expiration date and registration information. An alert can be raised before a domain expires based on the before expiry days setup within your check. Moreover, a domain is required in order to add this check, and it must be entered without the sub-domain e.g. google.com. See more in Whois/Domain Expiry Check Basics
DNS: This check allows you to monitor for DNS failures or changes. See more in DNS Server Check Basics
Ping (ICMP): This check allows you to monitor network activity for a specific domain or IP address. See more in Ping (ICMP) Check Basics
Network Time Protocol (NTP): Monitor a Network Time Protocol server and issue alerts if delay is > 1000 ms. See more in NTP Check Basics.
SSH: This check allows you to monitor SSH access for your domain or IP address. See more in SSH Check Basics
TCP Port: This check allows you to monitor responses on a TCP port. See more in TCP/UDP Check Basics
UDP: This check allows you to monitor responses on a UDP port. See more in TCP/UDP Check Basics
IMAP: This check allows you to monitor an IMAP incoming email server. See more in Email Server Check Basics
POP: This check allows you to monitor a POP incoming email server. See more in Email Server Check Basics
SMTP: This check allows you to monitor an outgoing SMTP email server. See more in Email Server Check Basics
Domain Blacklist: This check allows you to monitor whether your domain or IP address is on a SPAM blacklist. See more in Domain Blacklist Check Basics
- Phasing out old deployments with heartbeat checks
- Monitoring a backup job with webhooks
See more in Custom Checks for Process Monitoring
Types of Checks
The following describes the fields provided when adding or editing a check:
Name: Provide a name for your check.
Check Interval: Select the interval between each check.
Contacts: Select the contact group(s) for your check. The contact group(s) you assign to a check will be notified via email, SMS message and/or phone call of any incidents related to your checks.
Locations: Select the probe server locations which will be used in monitoring your checks. This field will be unselectable on the free monitoring plan.
Check Type: Select your check type. Please review the documentation above for descriptions of each check type.
Note: The required and optional fields will vary based on the check type selected. Please hover over the information icon for descriptions of the required and optional fields.
Example Uptime Report
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