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Mar 11, 2021   |  By Monitive
Learn how to monitor an API by doing an HTTP POST request to it every minute and instantly be notified when it goes down. It all takes under 10 minutes so let’s dive in, head first.
Mar 10, 2021   |  By Monitive
Since June 2020, when we launched the new Monitive, we have the same monitoring network of 8 locations. It’s time to expand. The current locations are VPS servers from DigitalOcean and Linode. I like to mix it a bit, so that we don’t rely on a single provider, but not too much, since the administrative overhead of managing dozens of providers is another lesson learned in 10 years of uptime monitoring.
Mar 9, 2021   |  By Monitive
A feature that’s not available in the Monitive service, but has proven to be a useful helper is the ability to quickly check a website from several locations around the world. Just head out to the homepage and type in a website, with or without https://. Press Test Availability and you instantly get an overview of how your website is performing from several locations around the world.
Mar 8, 2021   |  By Monitive
Last year, while we were coming up to the date of launching the new Monitive, I wanted a new homepage to go in harmony with the new service. As we were focusing 100% on finalizing the service, there were few resources for the actual website. I only knew the following: So after about a week of research and brainstorming, we decided to go with Hugo static site generator, the Jumpstart theme by MediumRare and just a single landing homepage and the legal pages (privacy policy and terms of use).
Mar 7, 2021   |  By Monitive
For our API, we’ve been happily using NewRelic’s monolog enricher for a while, which sends our application logs to NewRelic at the end of each request, making it light and fast for our system not to be bothered by it. Until it stopped working with the upgrade to Composer 2, and they knew about it for several months and still didn’t do a single thing to fix it. So I decided to move to Logflare. Logflare is a fast, light, scalable, and powerful logging aggregator.
Mar 6, 2021   |  By Monitive
This is what I’ve learned in 10 years of running an uptime monitoring business detecting over 2 million outages for over 4k users around the world…
Mar 5, 2021   |  By Monitive
Reading through the Traffic Secrets book by Russell Brunson I found out about a very interesting tip of Gary Vaynerchuk: Document. Don’t create. For years, the fact that we cannot provide transparency from what we learn as we’re moving along and growing was a constant thorn in my back. Even when we decided to do a marketing (a.k.a. content) push with our blog, it did not bring that much value since I, as the founder of Monitive, didn’t find the time to write.
Mar 4, 2021   |  By Monitive
In the new light of website performance that I’m pursuing, I have learned to avoid Javascript at all costs. Here’s a nice Javascript-less desktop and mobile navigation update that we’ve added to our website. Inspired by Dirk Olbrich’s Hugo Starter Theme with Tailwind CSS this works by displaying a regular navigation bar on landscape tablets and desktop resolutions, but changes into a nice dropdown on mobile resolutions.
Mar 3, 2021   |  By Monitive
Two years ago I decided to migrate our Monitive blog to a Medium publication called Once Upon A Site. This happened for several reasons, including the fact that we are getting more readers on Medium than we were getting on our blog at the time. Of course, all while ignoring all there is to SEO. This was a good call at the time.
Jan 8, 2021   |  By Lucian Daniliuc
Lumen is a stripped down version of the powerful and now very popular Laravel PHP framework, focused on performance and serving stateless requests. I doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Laravel, but it also doesn’t need them when serving API requests. For example, sessions, cookies and views are not a part of Lumen. It’s not intended for serving websites so everything around that got ditched.
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.