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7 alerting optimizations you should use in your website and API monitoring

Alerting is central to your website, web application, and API monitoring. Getting the right message to the right people is essential to quickly resolving outages and error states. In this article, we walk you through seven aspects you need to consider when setting up the alerting for your monitors. If you need a general overview of how alerting works within Uptrends, we have a Knowledge Base article and an Academy course you may want to visit.

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Don't let an expired SSL certificate stop your site's traffic

SSL (Secure Socket Layers) certificates tell your site’s visitors that you are whom you say you are and creates an encrypted connection between your domain (anexampledomain.com) and the visitor. If your domain doesn’t supply a valid certificate, the browser throws up a wall that warns the user that the site isn’t trusted. Many things may happen that tell the browser to issue the warning, but the most common reason is due to an expired SSL certificate.

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Working from home? So are we, Uptrends style.

The shelter-in-place requirements around the world due to COVID-19 have prevented us from getting out much, but it has also opened views into a world we probably wouldn’t see otherwise. Not only do we get glimpses into celebrity homes as we watch the news, late-night talk shows, and concerts, we get to see into the lives and homes of the people we used to see in the office every day.

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This is why you should use content checks with all your web monitors

Do all your synthetic monitors include a content check? Why not? Content checks are free with all our monitor types, but for the most part, Uptrends users underutilize content checks. In this article, we talk about why content checks are important for your monitoring, and we touch on some tips to help you pick the content checks that work best for you.

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Seven reasons why website uptime monitoring is important for your business

We know from experience that many online businesses and website owners spend a lot of time and money on online marketing and getting conversions. However, sometimes, teams lose sight of one of the most basic of concerns, website uptime. Teams forget the impact of downtime, and they neglect to monitor their website’s uptime. As a result, when a website outage occurs—and it will—the downtime goes unnoticed, but the outage still affects visitors and potential customers.

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Uptrends is ISO 27001 security compliant!

We are thrilled to let you know that Uptrends is now certified ISO 27001 compliant. The ISO (International Organization Standardization) sets security requirements that a company must meet before an accredited auditor can grant the certification. If you’re familiar with the certification process, you know that it takes a considerable amount of time and work; however, the benefits that it brings for our company and our clients are worth the effort. Let’s take a look.

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Free CDN Performance check! Are you getting everything you expect from your CDN?

In case you haven’t heard, Uptrends has a new, exciting free tool, CDN Performance Check. The new tool makes checking on your CDN performance super easy. Plug in a URL for your site or one of your static resources and watch as Uptrends times the connection and download from over 40 worldwide locations. It’s one quick test, but you get so much CDN performance information back. All you need is your site’s URL or the URL for one of your static page elements served up by a CDN.

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APIs and API monitoring basics for project managers

If you’re a developer, you know all about APIs. However, if you’re in a non-technical role, you may not have the information you need to make educated decisions about the APIs your company offers and uses. In this article, we will take you through the API basics: what they are, how they work, why they’re important, and what you can do to protect your business’s reliance on API performance and uptime.

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Chrome 80 and Firefox 72.0.2 updates live on our checkpoints

When a new browser version becomes available, user adoption is fast. As we saw in an earlier post, due to the automatic update/release processes used by providers, most (nearly 100%) users have the latest and greatest within about four weeks of the new browser version’s release. As the browser versions evolve, it is important that your synthetic website monitoring keeps pace with the user-adoption rates.