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New Pro Plans For EU Individuals

07 Nov 2019 We've just made our Pro Plans available to all EU individuals. Previously our paid services were only available in the EU to VAT registered businesses, now they are available to everyone. Read on to find out why... We've always aimed to provide Downtime Monkey worldwide and when we first set things up in 2017 we had a really useful consultation with Scottish Enterprise who helped us hugely by providing expert information on international tax rules.

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Free & Pro Monitoring Compared

A few months ago we published a price comparison blog which compared every available website monitoring service on price. In this post, we ignore price completely and provide an in-depth feature comparison between Pro and Free services. This post is intended to compliment our Plans page by providing a detailed comparison between Pro and Free features...

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New SCA-ready Payments System

The Downtime Monkey payments system looks super simple but behind the scenes it's not trivial... This took several months to develop in 2017 and we're proud to say it worked like clockwork. So when we learned that we'd have to redevelop the system to comply with new SCA regulations you can understand that we weren't overcome with enthusiasm...

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Downtime Alerts: An Ideal Custom Setup

04 Jul 2019 Ryan Glass, lead developer at Downtime Monkey and director of Big Toe Web Design gives us the recipe for his ideal downtime alert setup... Yes! At Big Toe we use it for all our website monitoring. As well as building sites, we manage the hosting of our client's websites and we monitor these to make sure that they are up and running round the clock. That depends on the site/client.

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Improvements & Bugfixes

Since the new year we've released a bunch of new features and plans. The total number of Downtime Monkey users has increased by over 50% and the number of websites being monitored has more than doubled. So we've taken the last few weeks to relax, kick-back and take it easy catch up with some maintenance. We've reduced memory use of clean-up scripts, automated the addition of free SMS credits upon sign-up and applied a bugfix to our Slack App.