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Nov 20, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
There are 6 weeks left of 2020, which means it’s about time we wrap this year up, focus on what’s most important, and leave the nice-to-have endeavors for next year. For Monitive, that means finalizing all the features that our users need to completely migrate from the (now old) Monitive Classic to the new and shiny Monitive. We’re sunsetting Monitive Classic just before Christmas, so my number one goal is to ensure that every user only has downtime that they know about.
Oct 15, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
There are a lot of tools, apps and services. If you’ve been following Product Hunt, you already know that startups and new apps are being launched every single day. A startup these days is so common that even high-school kids are doing it. There are endless rivers of guides, books and knowhow on how to do it, and since most startups have some sort of product or service, there might be an app for pretty much anything you might think of.
Oct 8, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
As time goes by, I’m looking for solutions that require as little maintenance as possible. One of those is deploying our client web app and our homepage directly on the CDN edge, with GitHub Actions. Not only we don’t need a server to host the app, but the deployment script is also serverless and maintenance-less. This allows me to focus on important tasks, knowing that deployment and serving of the app is always blazing fast.
Jun 18, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
The day has come. After 10 years of running an uptime monitoring service, of which three years we spent in rewriting of the service. The new Monitive codename "Freyja" is ready for the world to use.
Jun 4, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
It’s been a long journey since I decided that the current version of Monitive is just not good enough for our customers. That it doesn’t scale how it should. That its interface isn’t responsive or suitable for mobile devices. That the inner workings are not flexible enough to allow further extensions and features. All this, because it was the very first usable iteration of Monitive, crafted around 2011.
Mar 27, 2020   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
“Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does anybody else.” Progress on the new Monitive has been slow as a snail in a marathon, but nevertheless the progress was there. Since the last update last year, a lot has been going on, and one day I woke up and just decided to write, even if small updates. Not only because Monitive is about transparency, but because I love writing.
May 17, 2019   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
It’s been a while since the new Monitive codename “Freyja” was launched in private beta, and even though a lot of things have happened, development is moving forward a bit slow than I’ve hoped. Nevertheless, I’m happy that the core monitoring engine is running smoothly and it’s a great foundation for the years to come.
Apr 8, 2019   |  By Lauren Detweiler
Don’t worry, this isn’t an article where someone extremely adept at software testing and well-versed in industry terms is going to talk down to you. I’m a marketer first and a writer second, and no part of my career has ever involved the nitty gritty parts of building out a tech product or service to prepare it for real-life users. So if you’re completely clueless in this area, don’t worry — I’m right there with you.
Mar 29, 2019   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
“Always design with the customer in mind,” they say. “We listen to our customers,” they say. And they’re right. But why not actually ask the customers what they want and just build what they’re asking for? “We might be driven off-track if we implement what our customers want.” This may come up as an argument to stick to the vision path and never deviate from the roadmap. However, in the end, aren’t we trying to build something for the customers?
Mar 18, 2019   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
Whenever I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is… well… not go over last night’s notifications on my phone. This has taken a while to get used to, but I am happy I did it. And it’s been a few years now. The first thing I do is get up and go to the bathroom. Then, I go into the kitchen, and brew my first coffee of the day. While the coffee is brewing, I raise the window rolls, turn on some music, and make sure everything is ready to have a great start to the day.
Oct 27, 2020   |  By Monitive
Is your site up? Stop wondering and start monitoring. Here's a quick intro about Monitive, what we do, why we do it, and more important, why do YOU need it if you own a website.

Monitive is an uptime monitoring service, where users sign up and input their website address, which we check every minute, from a random location around the world, and instantly notify them when their site is down.

Monitive is the most easy to use uptime monitoring service ever. You don't need to install anything, since Monitive runs ''in the cloud''. Built by humans, both for the non tech-savvy and for elite engineers.


  • Stay Focused: Focus on growing your business and let us keep an eye on your website. Feel free to ignore your phone. If something isn't right, we will call you. One less thing to worry about.
  • Save Money: Finally, you'll be the first to know when your website or services are down. By acting quickly, you will save money, your reputation and improve your business.
  • Set It and Forget It: The setup takes under 30 seconds. Type your name, email, phone number and your website's URL. We will take it from there and monitor your website every minute from 6+ locations.
  • Get powerful insights: Weekly and monthly uptime reports ensure you get clarity on your websites' performance. Take action and keep up your SLA, including website response time (latency).

Detect downtime before your customers do.