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Jul 9, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
Website availability is a top priority for enterprise IT teams. Depending on the purpose of your website, even a couple of seconds of downtime can cost big money. That’s why monitoring for website availability issues is a critical part of any IT team’s overall mission. Downtime happens. But sometimes it can be prevented. We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most out of your website uptime monitor. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Jun 28, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
An API check is comprised of multiple HTTP/S checks configured for uptime monitoring. In API monitoring, tracking latency and availability provide first notice of a potential problem. The same extends to general uptime monitoring, where serving the best and fastest user experience is critical. Functionally, an API and HTTP/S check might do the job of monitoring API endpoints. Both can post or expect strings in response, and both provide alert of downtime.
Jun 26, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
With a shift toward the Internet of Things, where always-on connectivity is paramount, digital experience monitoring (DEM) is a transformational way of looking at application and end-user monitoring. DEM asks more than whether you have a slow website, it looks at how every step in the user’s experience performs at a granular level. This discipline measures the website’s response to the user’s needs.
Jun 24, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
Cloudflare, a company that provides CDN services to major websites around the world, recently experienced an outage that took down many of their customers’ sites. The outage began around 7AM EST, and many major companies, including web hosting company WP Engine and chat service Discord also experienced outages due to issues over at Cloudflare. Cloudflare has identified the source of the problem and implemented a temporary fix until the issues can be resolved permanently.
Jun 21, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
After stepping out for lunch, you return to find that Uptime.com has issued a downtime alert to your work email address. You’ve been away from your computer for about 45 minutes, blissfully unaware of your inbox and enjoying a moment of zen. Now that you’ve walked head-first into a small crisis, what’s the fastest way to confirm downtime, get server response codes, and perform outage analysis? We’ve got you covered with our real-time analysis tool.