Uptrends features a vast network of over 233 global monitoring checkpoints, which can be used to monitor your websites, servers, and web services so you can determine where a problem originates from. These external checkpoints help you protect the user experience outside your firewall.

However, you may want to protect the internal user experience behind your firewall as well. For this task, Uptrends gives you the option to set up User-managed checkpoints yourself, based on a Docker installation and located inside your own network to run monitoring checks from there. The feature Private locations in the Uptrends app helps you to set up and manage your own checkpoints.

Uptrends' checkpoints

Find out more about the network of Uptrends' checkpoints in the following knowledge base articles.

User-managed checkpoints

If you want to run monitor checks from your own site, you have to use user-managed checkpoints, also referred to as “private checkpoints”. You prepare the internal hardware structure and install the necessary software using Uptrends' Docker private checkpoint installation. This approach gives you full control because you do the installation and updates yourself.

To manage your checkpoints, you use private locations in the Uptrends app. The private locations let you group your checkpoints and are the place where you download the files needed for the Docker installation.

The knowledge base articles below tell you more about how the user-managed checkpoints work in general, the requirements (hardware/software), installation, and how to create and manage private locations. Should you have any questions that are not covered in those articles, please feel free to contact Support for further help.

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