What's new in OnlineOrNot
March 21, 2022 - SMS via Twilio
You can now bring your Twilio account to OnlineOrNot, and receive unlimited SMS alerts when things go wrong!
For more information, check out the docs.
February 28, 2022 - SSL verification
OnlineOrNot now supports SSL verification!
If while doing a routine check, OnlineOrNot notices that your website's SSL certificate is no longer valid, we'll let you know as per your alert settings.
February 2, 2022 - Alert after several failed checks
The internet can be a pretty flaky place, and sometimes you only want to be notified if a check has failed several times sequentially.
OnlineOrNot now lets all users delay their alerts until they've been failing several times in a row (this feature used to be only for customers on paid plans).
January 5, 2022 - Uptime Checks on the go
Sometimes you just want to see how your sites are doing at a glance.
OnlineOrNot now has first-class support for mobile in its web app, having redesigned the main dashboard to make it easier to see all your checks at a glance.
December 14, 2021 - Everyone can invite their team!
It's pretty common for monitoring to fall to a single person, and OnlineOrNot wants that to change. Keeping your business running is your whole team's job, not just one person.
As of today, all of our plans allow you to invite your team mates.
November 29, 2021 - Assertions
Monitoring that your website or API is still running is great and all, but there's no guarantee that the data coming back is correct.
A few weeks ago with the release of our API Monitoring feature, we promised a way to run more advanced correctness checks.
Today we're releasing Assertions - a way to check that your API is responding the way you expect it to.
November 16, 2021 - API Monitoring
Before today, OnlineOrNot had only basic API monitoring support: you could monitor your API endpoint with GET requests.
Today we're launching our API Monitoring support with the following features:
- Setting HTTP request method (GET, POST, etc)
- Setting HTTP request body
- Setting HTTP request custom headers
- Following redirects
In the coming weeks you'll also be able to make requests with HTTP Authorization, verify HTTP status codes, and perform more advanced correctness checks.
October 21, 2021 - Uptime and Browser Checks, Around the World
OnlineOrNot's Uptime and Browser Checks have always automatically checked around the world before alerting you that your website is down. However, unless you were a paying customer, the first check would come from Virginia, USA by default.
(This lead to some interesting false-positives for those of us with clients that geo-block certain regions from visiting their sites!)
As of today, you can now pick which one of our supported regions OnlineOrNot monitors from, on all new and existing Uptime and Browser Checks!See it in action (7 MB GIF)
October 4, 2021 - Discord Alerts
Not a fan of Slack? If your team is using Discord, as of today you can send all of your notifications to a channel in Discord.
Head over to the Docs for more details, or skip the details and add the Discord integration to your OnlineOrNot account.
August 19, 2021 - Alert Priority and Pausing checks
When you're running scheduled maintenance, the last thing you need is a noisy uptime check spamming your team.
OnlineOrNot now provides you with two more ways to control your alerting.
- Alert Priority - define your alerts as either High priority, or Low priority. When low priority uptime checks fail, you'll receive fewer alerts. For more information, check out the docs.
- Pausing Checks - completely stop your uptime checks from running, anytime you want. Particularly useful for when you know your page will flip/flop while recovering from maintenance, and you don't want to be alerted. For more information, check out the docs.
June 22, 2021 - Browser Checks
Tired of looking for uptime checks for your client-rendered web app, and winding up disappointed that client-side rendered apps (using React, Vue, or Angular) aren't supported?
As of today, OnlineOrNot supports running Google's Puppeteer to drive a browser that checks your web app is working as expected.
Check out our pricing to see plan inclusions.
May 11, 2021 - SMS Alerts
SMS Alerts are here! Users on paid plans are now able to receive SMS alerts for incidents.
Particularly handy for when you mute Slack and Email notifications overnight, but still want an alert to wake you up if things go wrong.
Mar 28, 2021 - Weekly uptime report
For easier reporting, OnlineOrNot now sends a weekly email every Monday at midnight UTC with a summary of your pages' uptime percentage, downtime (in minutes), and number of incidents.
Mar 21, 2021 - Chat with me!
As of today, OnlineOrNot now has a little window in the bottom right hand corner where you can chat directly with me, Max Rozen.
If you're ever stuck, confused, or just wondering if OnlineOrNot can support a certain part of your workflow, feel free to send me a message, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Mar 14, 2021 - Retries and waiting before alerting
Sometimes you've got a particularly flaky site that tends to go down for less than a minute, a few times a day. You figure it's not a big deal, but you're not sure how to silence the alerts.
OnlineOrNot now provides you with two ways to control how many alerts your monitors send you.
- Retries - Retries let you specify how many times you want to re-check a site before giving up
- Alert after several failures - It's now possible to wait until several sequential checks have failed before sending an alert
Mar 13, 2021 - Slack Alerts
Don't want to risk missing alerts in your email inbox? Now you don't have to!
As of today, you can now choose to receive your OnlineOrNot alerts in Slack, so anyone on your team that's interested in your alerts can see what's happening.
Mar 9, 2021 - Search for text
Sometimes pages will return the HTTP status code you expect (HTTP 200), but display a white screen. In these cases, you want a monitor that can check if some text is on the page, to know everything is alright.
As of today, both free and paid users are able to search for text on the pages they monitor.
Mar 7, 2021 - Monitor 5x as often!
Outages can often start and finish within five minutes, leaving your monitoring completely blind to what happened.
Customers on paid plans are now able to monitor their pages every minute, rather than every five minutes, to avoid this issue.
Mar 5, 2021 - Email notifications
You can now receive outage notifications via email!
OnlineOrNot will send you an email if a page becomes unreachable, and another email when it comes back again.
Mar 3, 2021 - Initial alpha release
You can now try out OnlineOrNot.
Its first release is fairly limited: You can monitor sites, and see in a dashboard if the site is online, or not.