Uptime.com localizes account timezones based on the owner’s preference. Timezones are important for coordinating everything from reporting and alerts to maintenance times. This article will discuss where to change your account timezone, what this timezone affects, and will prepare your team to utilize Uptime.com even when your workforce is distributed.
Setting or Changing Your Account Timezone
By default, Uptime.com utilizes the account owner’s timezone. In certain situations, it is useful to change this setting (such as if the account owner is not in the same timezone as the development team, or if management is done off site).
Please Note: Administrators and Account Owners can change their preferred timezone at any time, which will affect all users associated with the account.
Navigate to Settings > Account Details to change your timezone.
Click Update Details to finalize your timezone selection.
Timezones help to localize many aspects of an Uptime.com account, and affect multiple elements that include reporting and alerting functionality. Here is a brief list, along with a summation of what is affected:
- Alerts: Alerts will display outage times in the preferred timezone. This includes emailed alerts, alert screens, Dashboard, weekly uptime report emails, and the alert history page.
Emailed alert of downtime
Alert History screen
Dashboard Latest Alerts
- Audit Logs: The audit log for an account displays changes timestamped to the preferred timezone
- History and Various Timestamps: Certain screens, such as Page Speed History, Domain Health, and Global Uptime, will display dates and times in the preferred localized timezone
Speed Test History screen
- Maintenance Schedules: Account timezone is used to set all maintenance windows
- On-Call Hours: On-call hours for contacts are set according to the account’s preferred timezone.
- Real-Time/Root-Cause Analysis: Outage data for Analysis is displayed in the user’s preferred timezone
- Reporting: Check report screens display reporting values in the account’s preferred timezone. PDF and XLS reports also use the account’s preferred timezone, including Real User Monitoring downloadable CSV reports.
- Status Page Incidents: Incidents pushed to a status page are timestamped based on the account’s preferred timezone. Status pages also use the account’s preferred timezone.
Test incident setup with timestamp
Backdated test incident published to sample status page
Important Notes Regarding Timezones
Timezone preference does not affect API usage, Integrations, or Billing/Invoices. These are all scheduled and reported according to UTC time. Note that the REST API can accept time ranges in any timezone using ISO 8601 format (e.g. 2019-02-01T12:00:00-0500), and will return data for the appropriate range as UTC times, which you can then localize as needed.