Oh Dear

Antwerp, Belgium
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.
Apr 8, 2022   |  By Nick Retel
We are currently rebuilding the Oh Dear website and application frontend. The goal is to go next level in aesthetics and user experience. The Oh Dear redesign will be launched later this year. In this post, you'll read more about the project setup and tools used. This is the first blog post of a series that will share progress and the knowledge gained along the way.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Freek Van der Herten
We're proud to announce that we have added a major new feature to Oh Dear: Application Health monitoring. Using Oh Dear, you can now monitor various aspects of your application and server. This way, you could get alerts when: You can monitor any aspect of your app that you want.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By Freek Van der Herten
We launched in January of 2018, and not a year has gone by where we made significant improvements to our service. Last year we wrote a recap of everything that we did in 2020. With the end of 2021 quickly approaching, let's take a look at all the things we did in the past 12 months.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Mattias Geniar
We can now notify you of changing DNS records and let you know when we've detected a problem with your domain nameservers. Woohoo! 🥳
Oct 7, 2021   |  By Freek Van der Herten
A good deal of sites redirect visitors to a specific more relevant page. Think, for instance, of a site that redirects you from / to a page in a relevant language, for instance /en or /nl. A single redirect is often not a problem, but having multiple redirects in a chain can hinder your site's user experience. Modern browsers also limit the number of redirects.

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.