How to Maximize Your Free Trial with

Your free trial lasts for 14 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. Please see our Pricing page for additional specifics on location availability.

Table of Contents

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.


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 a specific response, look at other URLs, or follow a goal funnel, use API or Transaction checks, and consider using Group checks to nest related systems into a single check.  



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


RUM checks require an HTML snippet 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

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 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. 


Single-Sign On is a security standard at the enterprise level, and 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 account up to your account tier’s allotted users. 

Automated Testing

Return 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. 


Status Pages


The Dashboard of provides comprehensive insights into the state of your monitoring system, but that view is limited to only 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. provides incident management and the ability to drill down into individual check statistics if desired. The SLA Report also allows your organization to report on specific checks or systems for the purposes of SLA accountability.

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