The hundredth monitored website

Last month, we proudly celebrated our hundredth monitored website. It might sound like a small milestone, nevertheless, for us at HTTPMon, it is great to see people actually using this website monitoring service.

We are even prouder to say that the company who added the 100th monitored website is, in our opinion, one of the most serious . . . → Read More: The hundredth monitored website

The cron daemon was on strike

The cron daemon, a job scheduler on Linux (and other UNIX operating systems), was for some unknown yet reasons not running for nearly a week. This means that unfortunately the prober was not checking the websites’ availability and therefore you will not see any probes for the period between the 30th of September and the 4th . . . → Read More: The cron daemon was on strike

UTF-8 is your friend – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog post series we have spoken about integrating the UTF-8 character set in your server side scripts. In this second part, we will introduce how to integrate UTF-8 in your database using MySQL as an example.

After having collected your data using PERL (or any other programming language) and successfully transformed the . . . → Read More: UTF-8 is your friend – Part 2

Website monitoring full report

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we were working recently on full reports for the monitored websites and are happy to announce that these are now available. The full reports enhances and complements the information already present in the various tabs (overview, last ten probes, server software, etc) of your monitored website and introduces dynamic . . . → Read More: Website monitoring full report

UTF-8 is your friend – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of three blog posts explaining how crucial it is to implement correctly UTF-8 character encoding in your web application, when dealing with content in various languages or encodings.

Having to deal with websites and their respective character encodings is not as easy a task as it may sound. This . . . → Read More: UTF-8 is your friend – Part 1

Alternative ways to access your monitored website

Your life has just been made slightly easier: starting from today it is possible to access your monitored website without using its “www” prefix. This is of course only valid for websites using “www” in their fully qualified domain name (FQDN). For example instead of entering “www.gotrotting.com”, one could just enter “gotrotting.com”; both ways would now . . . → Read More: Alternative ways to access your monitored website

Validating HTML and CSS with W3C’s markup validation service

As part of our milestone to reach to a rock-stable version of HTTPMon and get away from the current beta version, we have been recently cleaning and optimizing the HTML and CSS code. All our HTML code uses the HTML version 4.01 strict document type definition (DTD) and it is therefore┬ápossible to easily validate it using . . . → Read More: Validating HTML and CSS with W3C’s markup validation service

Uptime Graph section now includes monthly uptime/downtime graph

After nearly four months since the first websites started to be monitored, we thought it would be interesting for their webmasters to graphically view the monthly uptime and downtime. So, to achieve this we added a new monthly graph under the Uptime Graph tab of a monitored website, as you can see in the example below.

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Monitoring probes visually enhanced with status icons

All monitoring results originating from the HTTP probes of a website will now be presented with status icons to help the interpretation of these results. This currently applies to the Last Ten Probes as well as the Downtimes sections of a monitored website which contains the HTTP Code and Transfer Time columns. An example taken from . . . → Read More: Monitoring probes visually enhanced with status icons