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Adding a monitor

A monitor represents the URL, server, or web service being monitored. It is what the Uptrends service checks and monitors for uptime and performance.

A variety of monitor types are available within the Uptrends application, depending on the package you have signed up for. Visit our article on monitor types for a detailed overview of available monitor types.

Do you want to start monitoring your website, web service, or server, but don’t know how to add a monitor?

Follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Uptrends account. If you don’t have one yet, get a free trial account by signing up for a trial subscription.
  2. Go to Monitoring > Monitor setup and click the Add monitor button. Alternatively: Click the + button in the menu Monitoring > Monitor setup.
  3. In the pop-up dialog Select a monitor type, first select the monitor type and then click the Choose button.
    The new monitor is created and you will be in the monitor’s New monitor configuration screen.
  4. Give your monitor a Name.
  5. Set the Check interval. Your check interval is the time between the end of one check and the start of the next.
  6. Depending on the monitor type you will have a number of extra tabs with additional monitor settings. Enter or adjust those to your needs.
  7. When you are satisfied with your monitor configuration, click the Save button.
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