200 OK! Uptrends has 200 website monitoring checkpoint locations

In this case 200 OK is better than just satisfactory; it is EXTRAORDINARY! Uptrends has 200 website monitoring checkpoint locations!

To get the most out of your synthetic monitoring, you need to be able to test from locations as close to your actual users as possible. So, the more test locations you can choose from the better you can pinpoint localized issues and latency that you may not capture with smaller monitoring networks. Our global checkpoint network grows in leaps and bounds, and we’ve just added 15 new locations for a total of 200 worldwide monitoring locations.

Why so many checkpoints?

Your synthetic monitoring needs to mirror your actual users’ environments and locations as closely as possible. We’ve built in the tools to allow you to use real browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Using Chrome, you can test your mobile sites, and you can use bandwidth throttling to simulate real connection speeds. Our 200 worldwide checkpoint locations make it easier for you to test from your users’ locations, and with our Business and Enterprise plans you can choose exactly which checkpoints you want to use for monitoring.

Choose all 200 or a select few. Sometimes you don’t need 200 locations because you only serve a single country or region, but we recommend that you choose at least three locations. Why?

  • We need at least two checkpoint locations to confirm any errors that occur in your monitoring.
  • If at any time one of those two locations goes down (for maintenance or other localized outages), we need to have at least one other location to test your website or service from to make sure your monitoring goes uninterrupted.

We try to have as many checkpoints as we can in developed countries and regions to allow you the granularity your testing needs. We’ve put three or more checkpoints in most countries that we serve with most having many more.

The new checkpoint locations

Getting the most out of your synthetic monitoring is all about granularity, so we’ve added checkpoints to the following countries.

Austria

Graz is the location of the fourth checkpoint in Austria. Graz joins other Austrian checkpoints: Vienna, Salzburg, and Klagenfurt.

Canada

Ottawa is the fifth Canadian checkpoint location joining Montreal, Toronto, Kelowna, and Vancouver.

China

We’ve added four new locations in China to our previous six:

  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Hohhot
  • Qingdao

Finland

Hamina joins Helsinki and Oulu to round out Finland to three checkpoint locations.

France

Vitry-sur-Seine is the second checkpoint added to the Paris metro area for a total of ten checkpoints in France.

Norway

Kristiansand complements the Bergen and Oslo locations in Norway.

Switzerland

Bern becomes the fourth location in Switzerland with Lausanne, Lugano, and Zurich.

United Kingdom

Portsmouth brings the United Kingdom count to nine.

United States

We’ve expanded our US checkpoints to include more of the Heartland, South, and the Industrial North for a total of 46 US checkpoints.

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolina
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Omaha, Nebraska

Keep up to date on your checkpoints

When we add new checkpoints or update the IP address on our existing checkpoints, you may need to adjust your whitelist or include or exclude some of the new checkpoints in your checkpoint choices in your monitors. We have several ways for you to stay current with our checkpoint data.

  1. Email newsletter
    We send out an email blast with the new and changing information. If you aren’t receiving the updates, contact us, and we will make sure you are on future lists.
  2. Our website
    Our Monitoring Checkpoints page has the current list of checkpoints and their IPV4 and IPV6 addresses. The page is always up to date.
  3. Our API
    We have API methods specifically for getting Checkpoint information in either XML or JSON format. Check out our Swagger page. Get all of the information you need about our API in our Knowledge Base.

How about a Private Checkpoint?

You can now get all of the power of Uptrends external monitoring on your network with a Private Checkpoint. Uptrends installs a Private Checkpoint, so you can monitor the apps, APIs, websites, development environments you and your company rely on every day. It’s your checkpoint, so nobody else can see it or use it. It’s all for you!

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