How to Maximize Your Free Trial with Uptime.com

Your Uptime.com free trial lasts for 21 days, and each tier is entitled to certain features and account allotments. Check our pricing page for specific details. 

All pricing tiers include API and Transaction Checks access, and all tiers can select specific locations to check if a website is down. The only exception to locations are which ones your tier can use as probes. Basic tiers can only access US locales, while Superior can use US and EU territories can be used to check website status. For global website availability testing, use Business or Enterprise tier. 

Getting the most out of your trial involves:

  1. Monitoring your Website Status
  2. Designating Contacts to Check if a Website is Down
  3. Automated testing
  4. Status Pages

Monitor Your Website Status

This section will help you create the foundations for your monitoring. 

Begin With Domain Health

Domain Health Checks run 11 separate checks on your domain, including web server, email, and malware/blacklist type checks. In a single click, you can configure multiple check types

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Use HTTPS and Advanced Checks

HTTPS Checks monitor a single URL for OK status. Our optional parameters include: basic Auth, POST and expect strings, and designate specific HTTP Headers. If you need to check for response, look at other URLs, or follow a goal funnel, use API or Transaction checks.   

RUM

Real User Monitoring checks collect performance statistics based on your real users, and provide alerts when latency exceeds a specific value. RUM reports contain value statistics on average load time, average first render, and statistics broken down by browser and location. 

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RUM checks require an HTML snippet Uptime.com provides to collect data. It must be placed just before the closing </body> attribute of any URL you are monitoring. 

Our Full List of Check Types

Here is a full list of check types offered by Uptime.com:

Designating Contacts to Check if a Website is Down

This section will show you how to configure a responsive escalation system.

Add Multiple Contact Points

It’s ideal to have a human user’s contact points include email, SMS, and/or phone call alerting. 

Configure Integrations

Uptime.com works with nearly 20 different integration providers. We also allow customized webhooks, and feature a REST API system that would allow you to receive alert data wherever you need it. 

Use SSO

Single-Sign On is a security standard at the enterprise level, and Uptime.com uses SAML 2 SSO with configurations ready for AWS and OneLogin, for example. Users that are created through your IdP can become registered users in your Uptime.com account up to your account tier’s allotted users. 

Automated Testing

Uptime.com can capture performance metrics and alert you of downtime with advanced monitoring. 

Transaction or Synthetic Monitoring

A transaction check uses a mix of commands and validators to test various multi-step funnels, like login forms or shopping carts. Here are some examples of transaction check monitoring:

  • Adding/removing items from a cart
  • Testing payment gateways with dummy credit card info
  • Testing coupon codes
  • Testing login pages
  • Verifying elements are present

API Monitoring

API monitoring tells you when endpoints are experiencing latency, when values are expected and not appearing, status codes and more. You can ping multiple endpoints in a single check, or use it as a multi-step HTTP(S) check that ensures status is OK 200. 

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Status Pages

The Dashboard of Uptime.com provides fairly comprehensive insights into the state of your monitoring system, but that view is limited to only Uptime.com users under your account. 

Status Pages are a public-facing timeline of downtime events and performance metrics. Status pages are rapidly becoming an important standard for SaaS companies as a means of notifying users who may experience connectivity issues. Uptime.com provides incident management and the ability to drill down into individual check statistics if desired.

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