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How to Set Up Your Uptime Monitor’s Content Check

As our Uptime Monitors only perform a simple check to see if your website’s page is there, your content check must be searching for information within the page source. If the content it is searching for appears after the final render of the page the content check will fail, triggering an alert on your uptime monitor – even though it is passing its checks.

To ensure you set up your Uptime monitor’s content check properly, open the terminal on your computer and run a curl command: 

curl <insert url>

Running this in the terminal will produce the HTTP the browser sees. Search within the HTTP code produced. Make sure the content you want to include in your Uptime monitor’s content check appears here.

If you use a VPN and you can simulate an uptime test from whatever location you need.

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