Using the Uptime Widget

The Uptime.com widget is designed to provide your visitors transparency about the uptime of your website. It’s a helpful means of conveying server status for visitors that might otherwise query support, and it’s customizable to fit your needs.

To use the widget, you will need to be logged into your Uptime.com account.

Customizing the Uptime.com Widget

Click on Reports followed by Uptime Widget to find the widget screen, but you can also navigate to a specific check, click on it for more details, then click on Install Widget. There are a few options to customize that slightly alter the widget’s functionality.

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First, tell the widget whether you wish to display data from a Check or a Status Page that you have created. Here are some useful links to create a Status Page, and an Overview of the Check Types offered by Uptime.com.

Next, customize the color of the widget by choosing its light or dark theme, and finally, choose what the widget links to. You can send new visitors to our homepage if you wish, or you can redirect them to your statistics page for more detail on your server status.

Once fully customized, embed the included HTML code within the footer of your website.

Useful Tips and Final Thoughts

If you have created a public status page, the Widget is a useful means of redirecting visitors to it. There, they can review the status of server pages, historical data on outages and more. For startups, this information is useful for all kinds of new visitors that may be curious about your infrastructure.

The purpose of this widget is to improve transparency, and inform visitors of downtime incidents and the actions taken to correct them. The widget reacts to downtime in real-time, so users and visitors always have the most up-to-date statistics on your most crucial server infrastructure.