Uptime Monitors are one of the most basic but also essential monitors when it comes to monitoring your website. When setting up your Uptime monitors through ‘Websites’ or ‘Pages’ you will be inputting the path, interval, location and more advanced options. This article will look at how to edit this and include:
- Pausing your uptime monitors
- Altering the frequency/location of Uptime Monitors
- Deleting Uptime Monitors
- Advanced Uptime Settings
Firstly log in to your RapidSpike account and select the website you want to edit your Uptime. There are two ways to get to your Uptime Monitor, the first is to press ‘Edit in the top right of this page as in the screenshot below. This will bring you to the website settings and you just have to select the page and uptime monitor by going through the branches of the settings panel.
For this article however we will go to the monitor directly. Select the page with the monitor you are looking to edit in the left blue sidebar and under ‘Test Results’ click ‘Uptime’. This will bring you to that Uptime monitor dashboard, click the ‘Edit’ button in the top right hand corner which will bring you to the page, select ‘Uptime’ in the settings panel.
Pausing an Uptime Monitor
You will now see the settings panel. To pause an Uptime Monitor click the ‘Pause’ button in the centre of the page. This will keep the data you have collected and allow you to resume when needed. Just a note that if you are pausing due to maintenance work a window can be set up rather than manually pausing/resuming the monitor.
Deleting an Uptime Monitor
This panel also allows you to delete an Uptime Monitor. If you scroll to the bottom of the panel you will see a red box stating “I understand that pressing DELETE will permanently remove the following”.
Ticking both boxes will activate the ‘DELETE’ button, deleting the monitor and all of the collected data from your account
Editing Location/Frequency of the Monitor
To edit when and where the Uptime Monitor is running from. Click the ‘Pages’ option in the settings tree. You will se an interval slider to change the frequency of the monitor and a list of the Test Regions. Edit these settings according to your needs.
You will see another area for Pausing/Resuming and Deleting your monitors here almost identifiable to the specific monitor page. This however allows you to edit monitors in bulk if you have multiple Uptime Monitors active on one page/site.
Editing the Uptime Monitor
To edit the actual monitor, navigate back through the settings tree into ‘Home, ‘ Uptime’ and into ‘General’. Here you will see a section called ‘Monitor Basic Settings’ and is where you can change the Expected HTTP Code, Follow Redirects and Response Timeout. If you are unsure of the expected HTTP code you are looking for click the link just below the section which will convert to text box into a dropdown with codes and their names (Highlighted in screenshot.
Advanced Uptime Settings
Finally we offer some more advanced settings allowing you to further personalise the monitor and make it more flexible to your needs. In the settings tree you will see a few other options:
- Request & Response
- Basic Auth
- Custom Headers