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4/14/2014 The Uptrends Infra agent is now available for Linux
New: The Uptrends Infra agent is now available for Linux We now support Debian, CentOS & Ubuntu
2/28/2014 website uptime uk supermarkets are good
Websites uptimes for UK supermarkets are good.
2/17/2014 Checkpoint updates Beijing, Las Vegas and Hyderabad
Changes to existing checkpoints Uptrends will be making the following changes within our network of existing checkpoints: Beijing (China) from 202.85.221.230 to 180.186.16.70 Las Vegas (USA) from 76.164.204.134 to 209.141.57.41 Hyderabad (India) from 115.124.125.151 to 49.50.66.241 If our IP addresses are currently configured in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to the new IP addresses within the next 7 days.
2/17/2014 Uptrends Introduces SSL Monitoring
Uptrends Introduces SSL Monitoring A new probe type is available for Uptrends customers: the SSL Certificate probe. SSL certificates typically need to be renewed every few years to remain valid or might be a target for hackers. With our SSL certificate probe we provide a safeguard so that the expiration date and other properties are up to date and correct and will send immediate alerts if your certificate has become a target for hackers.
2/17/2014 On-demand, cloud and SaaS companies uptime study
On-demand, cloud and SaaS companies uptime study Cloud SaaS uptime study Because of the major importance of availability for software, infrastructures and services from the cloud for both the providers and their customers, Uptrends decided to monitor a selection of the largest and emerging companies on their availability (uptime). Among the companies that we have tested there are is a selection of companies that provide application platforms, infrastructure, management tools, internet marketing software, business management-, CRM- and vertical applications. Uptrends monitored 184 companies and their websites for a period of 30 days (from the 29th of September to the 29th of October).
2/17/2014 U.S. online stores availability study Black Friday 2013
Almost 11% of U.S. online stores experienced accessibility problems during Black Friday 2013 Uptrends publishes the U.S. online stores Uptime report for 996 online stores in the United States. Wakefield – December, 02, 2013 U.S. online stores depend heavily upon the holiday season for the majority of their yearly sales. Over the past few years, Cyber Monday has been ranked as the heaviest online spending day during this period. In 2012, a stunning $1.46 Billion dollars was spent during Cyber Monday alone. Last year in the period from the 1st of November to the 31st of December, a total amount of $42.29 Billion dollars was spent online.
2/17/2014 Enhanced FPC and FPC+ (third party monitoring)
Enhanced FPC and FPC+ (third party monitoring) We are pleased to tell you more about our strongly improved Full Page Check (FPC) functionalities, which are now available for all Uptrends users. In addition, we will explain how you can upgrade existing and future Full Page Checks to our new Full Page Check + (FPC+) for third-party monitoring.
2/17/2014 Uptrends Global Airlines availability study 2014
Uptrends Global Airlines Availability study In the last years Airlines are becoming increasingly dependent on their websites. Most of their customers nowadays book tickets online instead of in an office. The performance and availability of their sites are therefore more important than ever. Airline websites are also becoming increasingly complex, it is not simply about booking your ticket anymore. Most of the websites of the larger Airlines offer the opportunity to reserve your seats online, provide time schedules, delay information, hotels and car rentals as well. With the complexity comes a higher risk of problems with these websites. Since the website of most Airlines plays such an important role, Uptrends decided to monitor the websites of the largest Global airlines on availability from the period 01/16/2014 to 02/14/2014.
2/10/2014 New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints January 2014
New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio (United States) 64.79.74.170 Fayetteville, North Carolina (United States) 66.219.109.57 Additionally, we are making some changes within our network of existing checkpoints: IP-address in Manchester (United Kingdom) will be changed from 91.232.125.162 to 37.123.113.105 IP-address in Zürich (Switzerland) will be changed from 31.171.244.238 to 178.255.153.70 IP-address in Clifton, New Jersey (United States) will be changed from 69.194.200.14 to 65.181.127.58 If our IP addresses are currently configured in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to the new IP addresses within the next 7 days. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including the IP-addresses.
2/3/2014 New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints January 2014
New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio (United States) 64.79.74.170 Fayetteville, North Carolina (United States) 66.219.109.57 Additionally, we are making some changes within our network of existing checkpoints: IP-address in Manchester (United Kingdom) will be changed from 91.232.125.162 to 37.123.113.105 IP-address in Zürich (Switzerland) will be changed from 31.171.244.238 to 178.255.153.70 IP-address in Clifton, New Jersey (United States) will be changed from 69.194.200.14 to 65.181.127.58 If our IP addresses are currently configured in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to the new IP addresses within the next 7 days. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including the IP-addresses.
12/19/2013 New checkpoint and changes to existing checkpoint.
New checkpoint and changes to existing checkpoint. Uptrends will be adding a new checkpoint in the following city: Oulu (Finland) 81.175.163.125 Additionally, we will be making a change to one of our checkpoints within our network: IP-address in Groningen (the Netherlands) will be changed from 91.192.38.122 to 91.238.177.225 If our IP addresses are currently configured in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to the new IP addresses within the next 7 days. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including the IP-addresses http://www.uptrends.com/html/en/international-web-monitoring-network
12/9/2013 Uptrends Platform Upgrade
Uptrends platform upgrade To ensure maximum availability and performance of our hosted service, we are continuously working to keep the hardware and software of our platform up to date. As part of this process, we are planning an upgrade of our database next weekend. While this upgrade will not interrupt our monitoring service in any way, we do want to inform you about the impact it has on the availability of some features. Estimated time and duration We will begin our upgrade on Friday, December 13, at 10:00 PM UTC / 23:00 CET / 5:00 PM EST Expected duration of the procedure is 24 hours. No impact on monitoring and alerting We will continue to actively monitor your probes during the entire operation, and to send out alerts via e-mail and SMS/text when appropriate. You can still log into your account and access all of your data and reports as usual. Limited availability While your reports and data will remain available at all times, you may experience limited availability of some features. During the maintenance period, you will not be able to make any changes to the settings of your probes, alerts, operators or other account settings. However, it will still be possible to enable or disable probes and alerts. Please visit the Probe Status report to switch probes or alerts on or off. Questions If you have any questions about how this may impact you, please contact our Support department via our contact page.
11/26/2013 New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints November 2013
New checkpoints and changes to existing checkpoints. Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints in the following cities: Eindhoven (Netherlands) 213.206.252.57 Bucharest (Romania) 46.108.132.50 Additionally, we are making some changes within our network of existing checkpoints: Extra IP-address to our checkpoint in Helsinki (Finland) 91.233.117.102 IP-adres in Montreal (Canada) will be changed from 205.204.85.168 to 192.99.11.58 IP-adres in Johannesburg (South-Afrika) will be changed from 196.37.28.73 to 197.242.151.115 IP-adres in Hannover (Germany) will be changed from 83.246.40.20 to 83.246.75.18 IP-adres in Nuremberg (Germany) will be changed from 46.4.237.69 to 130.185.109.26 IP-adres in Dusseldorf (Germany) will be changed from 85.114.140.45 to 217.79.182.203 IP-adres in Tampa (United States) will be changed from 66.230.202.37 to 66.232.106.200 If our IP addresses are currently configured in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to the new IP addresses within the next 7 days. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including the IP-addresses.
8/8/2013 New checkpoints in Edinburgh (UK) and Palermo (Italy). Changes to existing checkpoints.
New checkpoints in Edinburgh (UK) and Palermo (Italy). Changes to existing checkpoints. Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints in the following cities: •Edinburgh (UK) 134.19.161.36 •Palermo (Italy) 37.252.253.22 Our current network of existing checkpoints will also incur changes with the addition of several extra IP-addresses. •Extra IP-address to our checkpoint in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) 37.230.98.247 •Extra IP-address to our checkpoint in São Paulo (Brazil) 37.252.238.58 •IP-address in Berlin (Germany) will be changed from 85.214.94.165 to 81.169.149.66 •Note: Uptrends has multiple IP addresses in Berlin. •IP-address in Atlanta (USA) will be changed from 64.186.147.128 to 216.119.148.72 •IP-address in Gloucester (UK) will be changed from 88.208.230.208 to 88.208.236.236 •IP-address in Lille (France) will be changed from 46.105.30.19 to 94.23.240.18 •IP-address in Houston (USA) will be changed from 174.132.220.149 to 184.173.67.14 If you currently use our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or firewall settings, we advise you to update this as soon as possible. We anticipate the activation of the new checkpoints and changes to the IP-addresses to occur within the next 7 days. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including the IP-addresses.
7/15/2013 Uptrends adds new checkpoint in France and makes changes to existing checkpoint Stockholm.
Uptrends adds new checkpoint in France and makes changes to existing checkpoint. Uptrends will be making the following changes within our network of existing checkpoints: Stockholm (Sweden) from 83.233.30.119 to 95.143.195.144 We will add the following new checkpoint to our network: Marseille (France): 46.31.213.134 If you currently utilized our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to our checkpoint network within the next 7 days.
6/28/2013 Changes to existing checkpoint.
Changes to existing checkpoint. Uptrends will be making the following changes within our network of existing checkpoints: • Groningen (the Netherlands) from 77.74.54.242 to 91.192.38.122 If you currently utilized our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible. The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to our checkpoint network within the next 7 days.
6/21/2013 Checkpoint updates Washington, Moscow, Rome and London
Changes to existing checkpoints. Uptrends will be making the following changes within our network of existing checkpoints: • Washington (USA) from 209.238.152.82 to 208.55.161.235 • Moscow (Russia) from 46.17.100.56 to 46.17.96.161 • Rome (Italy) from 151.1.182.141 to 151.1.182.64 • London (UK) additional IP address: 109.239.85.95 If you currently utilized our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or your firewall settings, we advise you to update these changes as soon as possible.The Uptrends team will be working diligently to implement these changes to our checkpoint network within the next 7 days.
5/30/2013 New Uptrends checkpoints to monitor your website in Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Brazil and Taiwan.
New checkpoints in Bratislava (Slovakia), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Osaka (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Taipei (Taiwan). Changes to existing checkpoints.
5/30/2013 New Uptrends feature: probe templates
With the new bulk update feature in your Uptrends website monitoring account, you will be able to manage multiple probes or probe groups at once.
4/26/2013 Uptrends reveals website performance of 30 online newspapers from the United Kingdom
State of the top online newspapers from the UK How well are the websites of the online newspapers from the UK performing? Are they optimized? Are they available? To find out Uptrends web site monitoring conducted an extensive test with 30 popular online newspapers from the UK. During the period from March 28th until April 26th (30 days), Uptrends monitored the homepage of the online newspapers to determine if their websites were available for their readers. The test is conducted from over 100 checkpoints worldwide with a monitoring interval of 5 minutes using Uptrends Website Monitoring software.
4/16/2013 Extra IP address in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Change to IP address Hong Kong (China).
Uptrends will be adding a new IP address to our checkpoint in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and make a change to the IP address to the checkpoint located in Hong Kong (China). Extra IP address Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 213.163.66.253 The IP-addresses in Hong Kong (China) will be changed from 202.85.229.163 to 202.56.13.28
4/10/2013 New Study Reveals Website Performance of Travel related Websites
Uptrends, leader in Website, Server, Transaction and SLA Monitoring, today released key findings from a research study examining website performance to 102 travel related websites, social communities and destination guides. Over the last 30 days (March 12th until April 10th), Uptrends monitored the home pages of these companies to determine if their websites were available for their visitors or (potential) customers. We conducted the test from over 100 checkpoints worldwide, with a monitoring interval of 5 minutes using Uptrends Website Monitoring software.
3/8/2013 New checkpoint in Salzburg. Changes to existing checkpoints.
Uptrends will be adding a new checkpoint in Salzburg and make some changes within their network of existing checkpoins.
2/21/2013 Poor Website Performance for UK Gambling Sites
Uptrends, a leading provider of website, server, transaction and SLA monitoring services in the United Kingdom, tested the sites belonging to the UK’s top 20 online gambling companies for availability, errors and performance. The benchmark was conducted over the last 30 days (January 21, 2013 – February 19, 2013) using Uptrends full global monitoring network with over 100 checkpoints. During this period one of Uptrends monitoring stations tried to access the homepage of the sites every 5 minutes.
2/14/2013 Poor website performance online florist Prestige Flowers on Valentine’s Day
Poor website performance online florist Prestige Flowers on Valentine’s Day Since it is Valentine’s Day today, Uptrends Website Monitoring will be releasing the results of a website monitoring performance study concerning 23 online florists. Over the last 24 hours, we monitored the home pages of these online retailers to determine if their web shops were available for (potential) customers.
2/13/2013 Websites for car brands still lag behind user expectations
The average website of a car brand takes 6 seconds to load. This is the first report concerning website speed optimization for car brands published by web performance monitoring company Uptrends. Uptrends, has monitored the websites of 49 car brands the last 7 days from more than a 100 global locations. In the study, Uptrends considered a load time of 2 seconds as the absolute minimum standard. According to Google engineers, people are apt to visit a web site less frequently than visiting a competitor’s website if it is slower than the competing site by more than 250 milliseconds (a millisecond is a thousandth of a second). A study by Forrester Research found that online shoppers expected pages to load in two seconds or less — and at three seconds, a large portion of visitors abandon the site.
2/8/2013 Change of IP address Mexico City, Lisbon and Rotterdam
We are going to change the IP addresses of our checkpoints in Tokyo (Japan), Panama-City (Panama) and Las Vegas (USA) Mexico City (Mexico) from 200.57.85.133 to 201.151.147.58 Lisbon (Portugal) from 79.169.55.190 to 130.185.82.216 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) from 84.243.195.169 to 5.200.9.117
1/30/2013 Change of IP address Tokyo, Panama-City and Las Vegas
We are going to change the IP addresses of our checkpoints in TOkyo (Japan), Panama-City (Panama) and Las Vegas (USA) Tokyo (Japan) from 119.82.24.173 to 50.31.253.184 Panama-City (Panama) from 190.123.45.16 to 190.123.46.52 Las Vegas, NV (USA) from 64.235.53.60 to 76.164.204.134
1/29/2013 Website accessibility: How reliable are large hosting providers?
Today, Uptrends Website Monitoring will be releasing the results of a website monitoring performance study concerning 96 large global hosting providers. Over the last 30 days (December 29th until January 27th), we monitored the home pages of these companies to determine if their websites were available for their visitors or (potential) customers. We conducted the test from over 100 checkpoints worldwide, with a monitoring interval of 5 minutes using Uptrends Website Monitoring software.
12/31/2012 Change of IP address Kansas City (USA) and Lisbon (Portugal)
Change of IP address Kansas City, MO (USA) and Lisbon, (Portugal) We are going to change the IP addresses of our checkpoints in Kansas City, MO (USA) and Lisbon (Portugal) Kansas City, MO (USA) from 142.54.165.166 to 173.208.132.226 Lisbon (Portugal) from 79.169.51.202 to 79.169.55.190
12/24/2012 Extra IP address Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Uptrends is going to add an extra IP address to their checkpoint in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
12/3/2012 New checkpoints in USA, Italy and Germany. Changes to existing checkpoints.
Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints and make some changed to existing checkpoints in USA, Italy and Germany.
11/19/2012 33% of Top United States Web shops are not ready for Holiday Season
With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, the holiday season represents the biggest opportunity of the year for online retail sales. According to Internet Retailer, retail web sales will increase 12% over last year’s holiday shopping season and is forecasted to provide between $92 and $96 billion in revenue. During the holiday season, it is imperative that your online store has maximum availability.
11/13/2012 Extra IP address Hong Kong (China) and change of IP address Los Angeles 2, CA
Uptrends is agoing to add an extra IP address to their checkpoint in Hong Kong and will change the IP address of the checkpoint in Los Angeles 2
11/11/2012 33% of UK Web shops are not ready for Holiday Season
33% of UK Web shops are not ready for Holiday Season Uptrends publishes the Web shop Uptime report for Top 100 retailers in United Kingdom In e-Commerce, there is no more important time of the year then the coming months of November and December. The Christmas period provides the biggest opportunity for retail sales. In 2011, Christmas shopping saw strong growth in online shopping for the UK Retailers. British online shoppers spent £68bn in 2011 and signs predict an increase to £77bn during the course of 2012.
11/2/2012 New checkpoints in Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands
Uptrends adds new checkpoints in Sweden, Germany and The Netherlands. Changes to existing checkpoints
10/23/2012 Website Performance Monitoring tests of 52 Global Car Brands –The results may surprise you
Website Performance Monitoring tests of 52 Global Car Brands –The results may surprise you Uptrends publishes the website uptime report for 52 Global Car Brands Curious to know the website performance of the world’s top car manufactures, Uptrends- the leading provider of website, transactions and server monitoring services, decided to monitor the websites of 52 of them.
10/19/2012 Change of an IP address Toronto (Canada)
Change of an IP address Toronto (Canada) We are going to change one of the IP addresses of our checkpoint in Toronto (Canada) Toronto (Canada) from 199.103.62.197 to 199.103.63.184 If you use our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or firewall settings, we advise you to update this as soon as possible. We strive to perform this change 7 days from now.
10/15/2012 Change of IP address Auckland (New Zealand)
Change of IP address Auckland (New Zealand) We are going to change the IP address of our checkpoint in Auckland (New Zealand) Auckland (New Zealand) from 116.90.134.29 to 103.246.249.38 If you use our IP addresses in your Web Analytics account or firewall settings, we advise you to update this as soon as possible.
10/9/2012 Uptrends introduces Multiple SLA Settings
We would like to share some exciting product news about a unique feature we have added to our monitoring service. It is now possible to set multiple (and unlimited) SLA settings for all probe groups and clients (Insight and Enterprise edition.
10/4/2012 Uptrends adds new checkpoints in USA, Austria and The Netherlands
Uptrends is adding new checkpoints to her global network of monitoring stations.
9/14/2012 Uptrends Reports Availability and Uptime Performance for the websites of 84 Global Airlines
From July 14, 2012 until September 10, 2012 Uptrends monitored the websites of 84 of the world’s biggest airlines from over 95 checkpoints worldwide and checked their availability for visitors and (potential) customers.
9/10/2012 Change of IP address Sydney and San Francisco
We are going to change the IP address of our checkpoints in Sydney (Australia) an San Francisco, CA (USA)
9/4/2012 New checkpoints and some changes in existing checkpoints
Uptrends will be adding new checkpoints in Bangkok, Cairo, Derby and St Louis, MO and make some changes to existing checkpoints
8/27/2012 US insurance companies not always assured of website traffic throughput
Uptrends, the global website monitoring service leader, today published the results of a study on the online availability of the top US Insurance companies. During the last 30 days, the websites of 117 US Insurance companies were monitored by a global network of 96 checkpoints.
8/15/2012 Website uptime report Global Luxury Brands
During the month of July, Uptrends monitored the websites of 181 Global Luxury Brands from over 90 different locations and checked if the website was available for visitors and potential customers. Of the 181 websites that were monitored, 111 brands had a website uptime of 100 percent, which is an excellent performance rating. Their websites were always available for visitors and potential customers. Examples of some of the brands that have 100 percent uptime are: Bentley, Rolex, Baume et Mercier, Prada and Porsche.
8/10/2012 Uptrends adds new monitoring stations in Greece, Germany, Canada and Russia.
Uptrends adds new monitoring stations in Greece, Germany, Canada and Russia. In order to expand our monitoring of websites and servers for our customers, Uptrends has partnered globally with leading infrastructure and connectivity providers. By adding new monitoring stations in Athens (Greece), Cologne (Germany), Montreal (Canada) and Moscow (Russia), our network now consists of 96 checkpoints located on every continent.
7/27/2012 We're hiring: Financial Specialist
We are currently seeking a financial specialist for our new office, which will be located in Beverly, MA (or surrounding areas).
7/27/2012 We're hiring: Support- and Sales Assistant
To better serve our expanding market and established customer base, we are currently seeking a Support- and Sales assistant for our new office, which will be located in Beverly, MA (or surrounding areas).
3/7/2012 Facebook website not available for users and visitors
The website monitoring company Uptrends.com, detected significant website downtime for the website of Facebook.com.
1/26/2012 New checkpoints Ashburn, Beijing, Helsinki, Houston, Klagenfurt, Manila, Panama City and Paris.
New checkpoints in Ashburn (United States), Beijing (China), Helsinki (Finland), Houston (United States), Klagenfurt (Austria), Manila (Philippines), Panama City (Panama) and Paris (France).
12/13/2011 New checkpoints Karlskrona, Leipzig, Miami, Philadelphia. Changes for existing checkpoints.
We have added new checkpoints in Karlskrona, Leipzig, Miami and Philadelphia. We have made changes to Clifton, Lille, Chicago and Vancouver.
11/30/2011 Website uptime report online retailers black Friday and Cyber Monday
Uptrends publishes the website uptime report for 928 online retailers in the USA
11/14/2011 Second IP address Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
We have added a new, second IP address to our monitoring station in Rotterdam. The checks from Rotterdam will now be handled by two servers.
11/7/2011 New IP address Hyderabad (India)
Due to developments which have occurred at our provider's side, we are forced to change the IP address of our checkpoint in Hyderabad (India).
11/1/2011 New checkpoints Ghent and Paris. Changes for Berlin, Grand Rapids and London.
New checkpoints in Ghent and Paris. Changes for Berlin, Grand Rapids and London.
10/13/2011 New checkpoints Kansas City and Karlsruhe. Change of IP address Gloucester.
We have added new monitoring stations in Kansas City (USA) and Karlsruhe (Germany). The IP address of our monitoring station in Gloucester (United Kingdom) will be changed.
9/30/2011 Change of IP address Budapest (Hungary)
Change of IP address Budapest (Hungary) Due to developments which have occured at our providers side, we are forced to change the IP address of our checkpoint in Budapest (Hungary). Please remove the IP address 79.120.203.200 and replace it with the new IP address: Budapest (Hungary) 195.56.171.153 If you use our IP addresses in, for example, your Web Analytics account, we advise you to update this as soon as possible. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including their IP addresses.
9/30/2011 New monitoring station Lisbon (Portugal)
We have added a new monitoring station in Lisbon (Portugal) to improve our geographical coverage. The IP address of the new checkpoint is: Lisbon (Portugal) 79.169.50.222 If you use our IP addresses in, for example, your Web Analytics account, we advise you to update this as soon as possible. A complete overview of all our monitoring stations can be found on our list of monitoring stations including their IP addresses. The new monitoring station will automatically appear in your settings. If you previously selected all checkpoints, Uptrends will automatically add the new checkpoint to your settings. If you have created a manual selection, you can simply add the new checkpoint to your list of checkpoints.
8/8/2011 Change of IP address Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
Due to developments which have occurred at our provider's side, we are forced to change the IP address of our checkpoint in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
7/29/2011 New checkpoint Krakow (Poland)
We have added a new monitoring station in Krakow (Poland) to improve our geographical coverage.
7/25/2011 New checkpoint Washington, DC. Changes for checkpoints Boston and New York.
We have added a new monitoring station in Washington, DC (United States) and are going to change the IP addresses of our checkpoints in Boston and New York.
7/1/2011 Uptrends opens new German office
Uptrends opens a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany.
6/20/2011 New monitoring station São Paulo (Brazil)
We have added a new monitoring station in São Paulo, Brazil.
6/3/2011 Uptrends attending Internet Retailer conference and exhibition in San Diego from June 14-18
From June 14-18 Uptrends will be attending the Internet Retailer conference and exhibition 2011, being held in San Diego.
6/1/2011 Uptrends introduces Custom Reports
Using Custom Reports, you can define the contents of your own reports.
4/28/2011 New checkpoints: Manchester and Budapest and changes for existing checkpoints
New checkpoints: Manchester and Budapest. Modifications for Manchester, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 2, Oostende and Oslo.
2/23/2011 New checkpoints Oslo and Grand Rapids and change of IP address Hannover
We have added new monitoring stations in Oslo and Grand Rapids and are going to change the IP address of our checkpoint in Hannover.
2/14/2011 New Android app for server and website monitoring
1/31/2011 Study finds three-word search phrases are most popular among web users
The findings of a study conducted by Uptrends indicates that the majority of Internet users rely primarily on three-word phrases when they search the Web via Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines, while the implementation of two-word searches increased from 21.41 percent in July 2010 to 24.26 percent.
1/17/2011 New checkpoints Copenhagen, München and Hyderabad
We have added new monitoring stations in Copenhagen, München and Hyderabad.
12/15/2010 Four Brand-New Uptrends Reports
12/15/2010 New checkpoint Tokyo and change of IP address Düsseldorf
We have added a new monitoring station in Tokyo, Japan and changed the IP address of our monitoring station in Düsseldorf, Germany.
11/17/2010 Five new monitoring checkpoints
We have added a total of five new monitoring locations in various different locations.
11/1/2010 New: Full page website performance monitoring
New: Full page website performance monitoring. Identify bottlenecks on your web pages.
10/28/2010 Free Online Webinar on November 4, 2010: Holiday Website Optimization Tips
Free Online Webinar on November 4, 2010: Holiday Website Optimization Tips.
10/21/2010 Move of monitoring station Amsterdam 2
Our checkpoint Amsterdam 2, The Netherlands will be moved to Haarlem, The Netherlands.
10/15/2010 New IP address Lille
10/8/2010 New monitoring checkpoint Mexico City
We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added a new monitoring station in Mexico City, Mexico.
9/21/2010 New: the Uptrends Windows Gadget
Uptrends announces the Uptrends uptime Gadget for Windows feature as part of the Uptrends monitoring service.
9/10/2010 New monitoring checkpoints Dublin and Johannesburg
We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added new monitoring stations in Dublin, Ireland and Johannesburg, South Africa. Sign up for a free 4 week trial.
9/9/2010 Screen resolution size 1024 x 768 has the largest global usage share
The 1024 x 768 screen resolution size has the largest share of global usage, with global usage of 25.17 percent.
9/3/2010 New monitoring checkpoints Hong Kong and Clifton
We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added new monitoring stations in Hong Kong, China and Clifton, NJ, USA.
8/31/2010 Facebook stability issues
For the last twelve hours, Facebook.com has suffered stability issues that have caused the popular online social networking site to be unavailable for users around the world.
8/26/2010 US City Government Websites Show Widespread Instability
A one year study of websites from hundreds of US cities shows widespread downtime across cities of all sizes and locations. The city with the worst performance was Pomona, California, which spent 10% of the last year with the website down. In total, 20% of the cities monitored experienced 50 or more hours with their websites down in the last year. On a more positive note, an equal number of companies reported uptime of 100% for the entire year.
8/18/2010 New IP addresses Sydney and Recife
The IP addresses for our checkpoints in Sydney and Recife will be changed to the following: Sydney, Australia from 203.84.234.120 to 202.51.170.6 Recife, Brazil from 189.21.153.6 to 187.45.182.178
8/16/2010 New monitoring checkpoints Boston and Mumbai
We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added new monitoring stations in Boston, USA and Mumbai, India.
7/26/2010 New monitoring checkpoint Rome and new monitoring IP address Chicago
The IP address for our checkpoint in Chicago will be changed to the following: Chicago 115.124.103.35 We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added a new monitoring station in Rome, Italy to improve our geographical coverage. The IP number of the new monitoring station is: Rome, Italy 151.1.182.141
7/22/2010 Twitter.com's website downtime increased 400% during World Cup
Twitter.com's website downtime increased 400% during World Cup
7/20/2010 More lengthy search phrases becoming more common on web searches
Internet users are using an increasing number of words in their internet searches. Internet users frequently use search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing when navigating the internet.
7/16/2010 Global usage share Internet Explorer down 11% in one year according to Uptrends
The global usage of Internet Explorer has decreased 11.24 percent since March of last year according to the global website monitoring provider Uptrends.com
7/6/2010 Uptrends new monitoring station in Istanbul
6/30/2010 Uptrends new monitoring station in Lille France
New checkpoint Lille France and new monitoring IP address Austin.
6/18/2010 Linkedin website down for two hours
The website for the popular online business networking site Linkedin.com was down twice on the same day this week according to Uptrends, the global website monitoring provider.
5/28/2010 Uptrends expands monitoring network with monitoring station in Lausanne
Uptrends expands monitoring network. We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added a new monitoring stations in Lausanne Switzerlandto improve our geographical coverage. The IP number of the new monitoring station is 94.103.100.197.
5/3/2010 Staffing Agencies Experience Downtime
Websites for an overwhelming number of staffing firms experience downtime on a regular basis, according to the recent study released by Uptrends.com, the global website monitoring company (www.uptrends.com).
4/15/2010 New Release- Transaction and Scenario Monitoring Recorder
Uptrends is proud to release the next piece of the website monitoring puzzle: an advanced transaction monitoring technology coupled with a user-interfacing Transaction Recorder at a price point that fits into any budget.
3/5/2010 Uptrends expands monitoring network with monitoring station in Madrid
Uptrends expands monitoring network. We are pleased to inform you that we have expanded our network of monitoring stations. We have added a new monitoring station in Madrid Spain to improve our geographical coverage. The IP number of the new monitoring station is: Madrid, Spain: 84.20.5.145 A complete list of Uptrends monitoring stations can be found at if you click here. The new monitoring station will automatically appear in your settings. If you previously selected the "Random" checkpoint mode, Uptrends will automatically add the new checkpoint to your settings. Otherwise, you can simply add the new checkpoint to your list of checkpoints.
3/1/2010 New checkpoint Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2/22/2010 OpenOffice struggles to remain online
The website for OpenOffice.org, the popular open source alternative to Microsoft Office, continues to experience significant issues maintaining website availability, according to a 60-day study conducted by Uptrends.com, the global website monitoring company (www.uptrends.com).
2/21/2010 New checkpoint in Recife, Brazil
We have added a new monitoring station in Recife, Brazil, to improve our geographical coverage.
2/5/2010 Hotwire and TravelAgents.com Lag Behind Competitors
Hotwire.com and TravelAgents.com have both experienced considerably more downtime than any of their competitors in the online travel industry according to a recently released survey, according to the website monitoring company Uptrends, (www.uptrends.com).
1/29/2010 Bank of America Website Crippled by Downtime
Bank of America has experienced severe issues with website availability today. According to data collected by the website monitoring company Uptrends, Bank of America has spent much of the last 4 hours offline.
1/26/2010 Aid Organization Websites Offer Mixed Results in Aftermath of Haiti’s Disaster
In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake in Haiti, hundreds of disaster relief organizations are experiencing tremendous amounts of website traffic to collect donations. According to the website monitoring company Uptrends (www.uptrends.com), the majority of the websites are remaining online with little difficulty or downtime. Of the organizations being monitored, 11% have experienced some level of downtime.
1/8/2010 Crunchgear missing in action
In one of the year’s most important weeks for consumer electronics, the popular industry blog Crunchgear.com was down for nearly two hours and was unable to report news updates from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
12/29/2009 Most Website Errors in 2009 Caused by Application Errors
In a yearlong survey of thousands of websites, Uptrends reports that most errors that are viewed by website visitors in 2009 are caused by application errors.
12/21/2009 Mashable.com Downtime Continues
Mashable.com, the popular technology blog, continues to be plagued by periods of extended downtime, as recorded by the website monitoring company Uptrends (www.uptrends.com). Today, starting at 1:40pm Pacific Standard Time, Mashable’s website went down for a period of 25 minutes. This is one of dozens of similar issues that have occurred for the popular technology blog in the last 12 months.
12/8/2009 Universities Having Trouble Staying Online
Online Universities Having Trouble Staying Online In a yearlong survey of university and college websites, higher education institutions may not be ready for the internet education revolution, reports the website monitoring company Uptrends (www.uptrends.com)
11/24/2009 Some online retailers not ready for the holiday season
Some online retailers not ready for the holiday season In a month long study leading up to “Black Friday”, the busiest shopping day in the United States, Uptrends monitored the home page of 100 of the most popular e-commerce sites and determined that a significant number of companies were still experiencing periods of downtime that were excessive in some cases.
11/19/2009 Uptrends calendar update
Flexible calendar: custom time periods available. We have recently updated our calendar functionality to enable user-defined time periods beyond daily, weekly and monthly date ranges. And selecting a custom date range couldn’t be easier!
11/3/2009 Google and Yahoo services have the same uptime
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reported that the online services of Google and Yahoo have exactly the same average uptime of 99.9 percent, which is a good result.
10/1/2009 Downtime Means Lost Revenue for Online Stores
9/21/2009 Uptrends Opens New US Office
SAN FRANCISCO, September 21, 2009--Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), a leading provider of remote monitoring services for websites, servers and transactions, has announced the opening of a full-service office in San Francisco as part of an effort to fortify its connection to customers in the North American market, according to the company’s co-founder, Niels Brinkman. “The new office is headed by Mr. Andrew Stock,” said Brinkman, “and we are truly enthusiastic about the capabilities he brings to our offering in this very important market. Uptrends is experiencing double-digit growth this year, so the new office will facilitate the continuation of that growth along with the quality service and customer care for which we are known.”
9/9/2009 Secure login connections and new SMS provider
Uptrends released a new version today. This version includes enhancements for better security and stability. One of the new features is that we now take you to the secure area of our website, as soon as you log in on the Uptrends homepage. By providing you with this SSL connection (note the 'https' part in the address bar of your browser), we help you to keep your login information and your company's sensitive report data safe. We take you to the secure area automatically when you log in on the regular homepage. You can also go to the secure website directly, by using this URL: https://www.uptrends.com. We added a new European based SMS provider to our system. We now have two SMS gateways based in Europe, and one in the USA. Each gateway has a global coverage of SMS/text message delivery, but we let you select your preferred gateway, to ensure reliable delivery of Uptrends alert messages to your mobile phone network. When you signed up for Uptrends, we tried to select the best SMS gateway for your location. This means that you do not have to change anything in your account right now. If you want to change your SMS delivery settings, click on 'Settings' in the menu, activate the Settings tab and select your preferred SMS gateway.
7/29/2009 DNS check probe type available
A brand new probe type is available for Uptrends customers: DNS check. This check allows you to perform various queries on a DNS name server. The most common thing to check, is whether your domain name (www.yourcompany.com) is still pointing to the IP address of your web server. Your provider’s name server is the primary, first-hand source of this information. By monitoring this DNS query directly, we will detect any DNS problems, even before your website becomes unavailable for your visitors and customers. Uptrends' DNS probe lets you do extensive DNS health checks: verify your web site domain names (A and CNAME records), mail server domain name mappings (MX records), DNS zone delegates (NS records), authoritative information about DNS zones (SOA records) and other DNS information, contained in TXT records (including SPF information for e-mail authentication).
7/1/2009 Monitoring network new IP addresses Las Vegas and San Francisco
Starting Thursday, July 2nd, the following additional IP addresses will be used for monitoring from Las Vegas and San Francisco: Las Vegas 64.235.53.60 San Francisco 69.94.133.36 The new IP addresses will automatically appear in your settings. If you previously selected "Random"checkpoint mode, Uptrends will automatically add the new monitoring IP addresses to your settings. Otherwise, you can simply add the new IP addresses to your list of checkpoints
7/1/2009 Uptrends is hiring a US based Business Development Manager
The Business Development Manager USA, who will report directly to the CEO, is expected to prospect and develop new customer leads, introduce the Uptrends monitoring service and close the deal. This is a direct sales position that will generally be conducted via telephone and the Internet. The Business Development Manager will be expected to call into various groups within a prospective customer segment, particularly the IT and administrative strata, and will of course have the acumen required to understand their specific needs. Initially, you will work from home; however, with your proven success and ability to achieve the set goals, you will assume the responsibility of setting up the US sales office and organization.
5/6/2009 New checkpoint in Stockholm
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, has expanded its network of monitoring stations. We have added new monitoring stations in Stockholm, Sweden to improve our geographical coverage.
4/30/2009 New checkpoints in Shanghai, Singapore and Frankfurt
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, has expanded its network of monitoring stations. We have added new monitoring stations in Shanghai, Singapore and Frankfurt to improve our geographical coverage. Additionally, our monitoring station in Chicago has a new IP address.
4/14/2009 New CheckPoint Brussels, Belgium
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reports today that the Uptrends network of monitoring stations has been expanded again, by adding a new checkpoint in Brussels, Belgium.
2/1/2009 Most search engines have an excellent uptime
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reported that the websites of the most popular search engines on the internet have an excellent uptime. A good uptime improves the visitor and user experience.
1/13/2009 XML webservice extended
The Uptrends XML Web service has been extended. Uptrends users can use this web service to automatically obtain data from their Uptrends account, and use this data for reporting and/or alerting using legacy monitoring systems.
12/10/2008 Uptrends.com introduces free tools to check load time and uptime of websites
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, has launched Uptrends Tools. Every webmaster can use the free website tools to optimize the performance of their website.
11/1/2008 Newsletter November 2008
Uptrends expands global monitoring network in USA, Canada and Germany. We are happy to inform you that the Uptrends network of monitoring stations expands again. We have added new checkpoints in Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver and Berlin.
10/1/2008 Newsletter October 2008
Uptrends expands global monitoring network in USA We are happy to inform you that the Uptrends network of monitoring stations expands again. We have added new checkpoints in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. In the near future we will add more checkpoints in different countries.
9/24/2008 Websites of universities sometimes not available
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, reported that the websites of some universities in the USA have experienced downtime and are sometimes not available for students or visitors.
8/26/2008 New CheckPoint New York City, USA
Uptrends.com (www.uptrends.com), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, today reported that the Uptrends network of monitoring stations expands again. We have added a new checkpoint in New York USA.
6/16/2008 Uptime US newspaper websites better than UK newspaper websites
4/29/2008 Social networks uptime should improve
Uptrends.com ( www.uptrends.com ), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, today reported that some social networks experience serious downtime and are not available for visitors. Four of the twenty two social networks had an uptime of 99.9 percent which is good. Eleven had an uptime of 100 percent which is excellent. The social network which was not available for more than 20 hours during the last 30 days is Blackplanet.com. This social network had an uptime of 97.2 percent.
8/22/2007 Blogger.com and blogspot.com down for 75 minutes
Uptrends.com ( www.uptrends.com ), the leading remote website and server monitoring company with worldwide checkpoints, today reported that Google?s popular service www.blogger.com and www.blogspot.com have experienced serious downtime for more than an hour. The website and thousands of blogs could not be reached by thousands of users and visitors. The downtime started today at 9.47 AM US Eastern Time. The problem was solved and the website and blogs could be reached at 11 AM US Eastern Time.
6/20/2007 New checkpoint in Sydney
Uptrends.com ( www.uptrends.com ), the leading remote website and server monitoring company, today reported that the Uptrends network of monitoring stations expands again. We have added a new checkpoint in Sydney Australia.