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  • Checkpoint exclusions
    We operate a global network for over 227 checkpoints to make sure your website is available around the world 24/7. Although we do advise to use as many checkpoints as possible, that doesn’t mean you need to. Introducing: checkpoint exclusions! Note: You need to have either a Business or Enterprise account to use checkpoint exclusions. If you are experiencing a problem with a particular checkpoint, please let us know by opening a support ticket.
  • Checkpoint Information
    Uptrends features a vast network of over 227 global monitoring checkpoints, which can be configured to monitor your websites, servers, and web services so you can determine where a problem originates from. What is a checkpoint? A checkpoint is a geographic location from which you can have your service uptime and performance checked periodically. At that geographic location 1 or more servers in 1 or more datacenters perform checks. Checkpoints use DNS servers provided by local ISPs when available, to ensure realistic measurements.
  • Distribution of Checkpoint Checks
    Uptrends features one of the largest server and website monitoring checkpoint networks in the industry. It has never been easier to monitor your websites, servers, and web services from a variety of locations, around the globe. But how does our checkpoint system work? Checkpoints algorithm When you add a monitor for tracking, you have the ability to choose a series of checkpoints from our global monitoring network to check your service status from.
  • Get checkpoint data in JSON or XML format
    JSON or XML downloads of checkpoint data are available through our API. To view the full documentation for the API, please see this page. The URL you will need for downloading the checkpoint server information (which includes the IP addresses) is: JSON https://api.uptrends.com/v3/checkpointservers?format=json XML https://api.uptrends.com/v3/checkpointservers?format=xml Tip: Please note that the API requires you to log in using your Uptrends login credentials. If you want to call the API from a command line tool, for example with the curl command, use this:
  • Low-bandwidth checkpoints
    When using checkpoints located in countries or regions known to have poor Internet connectivity, you will need to consider how those checkpoints will affect your reporting.
  • Non-primary checkpoints
    Learn why Uptrends designates some checkpoints as non-primary, and what you need to know before choosing to use them.
  • Physical location of checkpoints
    We represent our checkpoint locations as closely to the physical location as possible, but geo-location tools may misrepresent checkpoint locations.
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