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  • Bandwidth throttling
    The FPC allows you two different methods for throttling your connection speeds: Simulated and browser-based throttling using Chrome.
  • Basic webpage checks versus real browser checks
    Learn the difference between a basic webpage check and one that uses an actual browser.
  • Check frequency explained
    The check frequency is the time between the end of the last check and the beginning of the next.
  • Content Match
    Monitoring your websites and web applications for uptime and performance can be tough, because there are times when a page only loads partially, but you might not realize it. That is, unless you initiate a content match rule. What is a Content Match? A content match is a way of confirming that a page is up or down by matching a piece of loaded content to a reference point configured within your monitor settings.
  • Encryption and your website's security
    Uptrends uses advanced encryption standards to protect your sites usernames and passwords.
  • Load time limit settings, alerts, and warnings
    Load time limits if checked issue alerts when exceeded, but when not checked, they still issue warnings in the Monitor Status dashboard.
  • Monitor Groups
    Organizing your monitors in to monitor groups makes reporting and alerting setup easier.
  • Monitor mode
    Uptrends offers three new monitoring modes: development, staging, and production.
  • Monitor Templates
    With Uptrends it has never been easier to monitor the uptime or performance status of any website, server, or web service. But what if you want to monitor a series of services, and set them up quickly? Enter: Monitor Templates. What is a Monitor Template? A Monitor Template is a tool that can be used to add groups of new monitors using similar error conditions, checkpoints, and maintenance window configurations. Think of them as a way of duplicating monitor configurations, rapid-fire.
  • Random URL Value / Cache Busting
    Content caching can be incredibly useful for any webmaster, because it can improve overall performance by using fewer resources over time. But if you’re monitoring a website or service, caching can make it difficult to know whether an element is truly up or down. By inserting a random URL value, you can bust the cache for any HTTP, Web Service, RBC, or FPC call, and ensure that no previous content is cached.
  • Supported Protocols
    Supported Protocols Are you wondering if Uptrends supports the protocols you need to monitor your websites, servers, web applications, and other web services? Answer: You bet we do! Uptrends supports: HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Ping, DNS, FTP, Connect, SQL, MySQL, and more. HTTP What is the HTTP protocol? The HTTP protocol is used to view and interact with unsecured web pages. It is the default monitor type in Uptrends, and should be chosen when you need to check a webpage.
  • The effects of Staging mode on reports and SLA data
    When a monitor runs in Staging mode the data it generates affects your reporting in different ways.
  • URL and analytics blocking
    Blocking analytics and other URLs in your Full Page Checks, Real Browser, and Transaction monitoring.
  • URL Dynamic Date Notation
    Dynamic date value in URL or request body We can generate dynamic date values in URLs or HTTP request content. This can be useful for web services that require a date value to be entered as part of the request body for a HTTP POST, for example: … <StartDate>2013-11-27</StartDate> ... Rather than entering a fixed value date, we can use the following notation to generate values based on today’s date/time:
  • User agents and real browser checks
    User agents are a great way to conduct synthetic tests for specific user environments like mobile. In this article learn how real browser checks and user agents can work for you.
  • Using an IPv6 address instead of a domain name
    If you need to use an IPv6 address instead of a domain name, you need to format it correctly for Uptrends to process the monitor checks correctly without generating errors.
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