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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 Uptrends' 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.

The checks that are performed select from these checkpoints at random, never selecting a checkpoint twice in a row.

In the event of an unconfirmed error, the Uptrends service performs a downtime double-check via another checkpoint to ensure that the error is true.

  • If that checkpoint also reports an error, the error is confirmed and listed as such in the Errors overview(Dashboards > Synthetics > Errors overview).
  • If that checkpoint does not report an error, it is assumed that the downtime was temporary.

Round-robin support (monitoring checks performed by checkpoints in a fixed order)

We do not support a ‘round robin’ option.

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