Overview of Checks

The checks page is where you can add and manage monitoring checks for your account. The features include options to start, pause, or delete checks you have created. There is also the option to edit the contacts groups on a multiple number of checks. Moreover, the bulk import option provides a way for you to import a batch of monitoring checks within your account. For documentation on importing checks please visit this link:

https://uptime.com/devices/services/bulk-import

Listed below are descriptions for the action items and check types:

Actions

Statistics: This provides a statistical analysis of the uptime and response times for each of your monitoring checks.

Incidents: This provides the incidents related to each of your monitoring checks.

Settings: This is where you can edit, duplicate, or delete a check. Please review the documentation below regarding adding or editing a monitoring check.

Check Types  

Website HTTP(s): This check allows you to monitor a specific web or IP address (i.e. http://www.uptime.com) .

Ping (ICMP): This check allows you to monitor network activity for a specific domain or IP address.

SSH: This check allows you to monitor SSH access for your domain or IP address.

TCP Port: This check allows you to monitor responses on a TCP port.

UDP: This check allows you to monitor responses on a UDP port.

DNS: This check allows you to monitor lookups on a DNS server.

SMTP: This check allows you to monitor an outgoing SMTP email server.

POP: This check allows you to monitor a POP incoming email server.

IMAP: This check allows you to monitor an IMAP incoming email server.

Domain Blacklist: This check allows you to monitor whether your domain or IP address is on a SPAM blacklist.

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

Virus/Malware: This check will check your website for viruses and malware. This check is performed once per day. 

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.   

Adding/Editing 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 and/or SMS message 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.