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Uptime Robot

Website Uptime Monitoring Service


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Published 07/13/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Uptime Robot provides users with an easy, efficient way to monitor the uptime of their websites. This online tool checks up on websites every five minutes to ensure there are no access problems. The more uptime your website experiences, the more reliable visitors will find it. This can encourage repeat visits and help get your message, product, or service out in front of new visitors. Along with pings every five minutes, Uptime Robot allows users to monitor as many as fifty websites at a time and receive instant SMS, RSS, Twitter and email alerts when a site is showing as offline.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The internet is a constantly growing place where individuals, businesses and organizations come to share information and perform transactions. Downtime is the bane of any website, and can prevent a new user from seeing a site. This can have negative effects over time that could cripple a website’s ability to expand, a problem the creators of Uptime Robot sought to help solve. By monitoring sites every five minutes and sending downtime alerts, Uptime Robot can alert site owners about downtime so they can remedy the problem before a new user happens upon the site.

What are the differences to other apps?

Uptime Robot is unique in the way it is specialized for website monitoring. Although manual pings can be performed, this can be very time consuming and requires the attention of a live human being. Uptime Robot takes the manual aspect out of pinging and does it automatically, every five minutes. Frequent pings means website owners will be alerted about a problem within five minutes or less. That is significantly better than the twenty, thirty, forty minutes or even hours that can pass before the problem is noticed.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Uptime Robot offers a very watered down site. The design is simple but professional, with an attractive green and black logo and solid black header. The important thing is the functionality of the site, which is showcased through the information listed on the homepage. The lack of fluff and fancy decoration compliments the site by keeping it clean and easy to navigate.

How does the registration process work?

Registration for Uptime Robot can be done through the black “Start Now” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage. A speech bubble pop up box appears, requesting very minimal information, such as a name, email address and password. After submitting the information, users are advised to check their email inbox to complete verification. After clicking the emailed verification link, new users can immediately access their account and begin monitoring websites.

What does it cost to use the application?

Uptime Robot offers the best membership rate. All users can create an account and begin monitoring websites for free. Even though the service pings every five minutes, no fees are required for the constant vigilance of Uptime Robot. The site may not come with a long list of features, but it certainly can get the job done and help website owners ensure their web space is constantly up and running. As simple as this functionality may sound, it could also save website owners money and traffic that can be lost during unexpected downtime. Currently there is no mention of Uptime Robot charging for its service or offering a premium membership.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who owns or maintains a website or multiple websites can appreciate the functionality of Uptime Robot. One of the most important aspects of maintaining an effective website is keeping it up and available. Downtime will damage the site’s reputation for reliability as well as the view of visitors who happen by while it is experiencing problems. Uptime Robot can greatly decrease reaction time so website owners can get the repair wheels set into motion and restore their sites right away.

  • Monitor as many as fifty websites at a time
  • Enjoy a very simple registration process
  • Opt to receive alerts when downtime is discovered
  • Rest assured with pings every five minutes
  • Newly added Twitter message options


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