Oh Dear

Antwerp, Belgium
Jan 22, 2023   |  By Freek Van der Herten
We're proud to announce we have added a new check to our service: Lighthouse SEO. Using this check you can detect (and get solution suggestions) for SEO and performance problems.
Oct 3, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
As of today, Oh Dear is in a brand new jacket. We've totally redesigned Oh Dear's UI. Our app doesn't only look better, but we've also made it much easier to use. We feel that our new design should speak for itself, so we highly recommend visiting the home page, browsing a bit around, register an account, or log in, and discover the redesigned app yourself. If you've been using Oh Dear before, you'll notice that we polished everything, and the UX should be much better.
Aug 18, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
Earlier this year, we announced that one of our goals for this year is to bring the UI of Oh Dear to the next level. Behind the scenes, our team is working hard on a complete rewrite of our marketing website and app. We're currently targeting the end of September timeframe to launch our redesign. In this blog post, we'd like to give you a preview of the redesign.
Jul 16, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
In a typical Laravel application, you'll likely to have many routes, config files and possible some events. In your development environment these routes and config files will loaded and registered in each request. The performance penalty for this is not too big. In a production environment, you want to cache these things. Laravel makes this easy by offering a couple of Artisan commands that you can use in your deployment procedure.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
When registering a domain name, you could assume it is yours forever. Unfortunately, this is false, and most domains must be renewed periodically. If you fail to do this, you risk losing your domain, and ownership could be transferred away from you. Oh Dear's new Domain check can send you a notification days before your domain expires. This way, you still have time to renew it.
May 20, 2022   |  By Nick Retel
In the previous blog post I talked about how we are implementing the Oh Dear redesign. In this post I go into more detail on why and how we implemented a tailwind-like color system which supports all the colours used throughout the redesign.
May 19, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
When you log in Oh Dear, you'll notice a new little search field in the header. When you click that, it opens up a nice command palette. You can use this to navigate to anywhere in our service quickly.
May 11, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
Next to a large collection of checks, Oh Dear offers the ability to easily create beautiful status pages. This way, you can communicate the status of your sites and services to your users. Take a look at the Oh Dear powered status pages for Flare and Laravel. Today, we added the ability to view the status page as JSON (or XML if that is your thing). You just have to append /json (or /xml to the status page URL. So for the Laravel status page, you'll find the JSON at status.laravel.com/json.
May 6, 2022   |  By Nick Retel
In the previous blog post I gave an introduction about the project setup for the redesign of the new Oh Dear frontend. In this blog post I would like to show you how we are implementing the redesign of the Oh Dear frontend. Feel free to provide feedback on the design choices and statements made in this and future blog posts. We’d love to hear what you think of it.
May 5, 2022   |  By Freek Van der Herten
Using Oh Dear you can create beautiful status pages. As from today, you can let your users also subscribe to updates on those status pages. In this blog post we'll tell you all about it.

Website monitoring should be simple, intuitive & affordable. That's why we built Oh Dear!

We offer multi-location uptime monitoring, mixed content & broken links detection and SSL certificate & transparency reporting. There's an API and kick-ass documentation too.

Here's what Oh Dear! has to offer:

  • Uptime Monitoring: Worried your site might go down? We monitor from multiple locations and will report any downtime. Our probes run worldwide and alert you via Slack, mail or a webhook of your choice.
  • Certificate Monitoring: Expiration dates, revocation lists, certificate changes, distrusted certificate authorities,... you name it, we monitor it.
  • Mixed Content Monitoring: Loading HTTP content on an HTTPS site is blocked in browsers as it poses a security risk. Our scans will list all pages on your site that have mixed content.
  • Broken Links Detection: Nobody wants to hit a 404 page. We can automatically notify you as soon as we detect a broken link on your site.
  • Loved by Humans & Developers: Our human users are happy with the documentation and speed, developers will love the API and webhooks that allow you to automate Oh Dear! as you see fit.
  • Instant Alerts: Get notified instantly when something goes wrong. Via e-mail, Slack, HipChat, SMS, Pushover... You decide how we can reach you.

Website monitoring. Without the hassle.