Ping Checks and Host Header fields

Posted on December 16th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

Due to requests from our awesome users, we’ve recently added the ability to do ping checks, as well as email server checks to our Turbo plans, and just today we added support for setting host headers when we check a site (Turbo Plus and above). This means that if you have sites that are served up by many servers (due to a load balancer or something similar), we can check those too.

Have a friend or colleague who doesn’t know what website monitoring is for?

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

We made this recently to help explain things: How to Monitor A Website

Turbo Plans are here!

Posted on July 5th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

You’ve asked for them, and now they’re here. Turbo plans are available now, and include the following features:

1 minute site checks, Unlimited email notifications, Voice calls, Uptime/response time stats/graphs, Multiple user accounts, Webhooks, International SMS, iPhone/Android apps, RSS feeds, Keyword (content) checks

And soon, we’ll be rolling in ping and SMTP server checks on all Turbo plans.

If you already have an AMSU account and would like to move to one of the Turbo plans, open a support request and let us know. Otherwise, nothing will change for you, the same Premium plans are available at the same prices. While we were in there, we even polished up the interface for all users, so enjoy!

Check them out here.

New Features/Plans are coming!

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

Stats graph

Soon, we’re going to be rolling out new plans, and with those new plans more than a few new features that have been asked for, including Stats, Ping checks, SMTP checks, webhooks, voice call notifications, multiple user accounts, much faster site checks, and more. We’re in the final stages of the rollout, and the new plans will be out soon, after we test them for a bit. We’ll have monthly plans for them, starting at just $7.95/mo.

Existing plans aren’t going anywhere, so if you’re happy with your current AMSU account, don’t worry, we aren’t changing anything for you, your account will still work just the same and the pricing will be the same.

If you’re interested in these new plans, sign up below and we’ll send you one email when the new plans are available. It’s gonna be great!

Sign up for the AMSU Turbo announcement list here

International SMS is here!

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

I’m happy to announce that International SMS is here. If you already have working free AMSU SMS, you don’t have to do anything. But if you’re a user who can’t find your SMS provider in the mobile carrier dropdown, we now have SMS that will work for you. Just go to your Settings screen, enter your phone number, including country code, with no spaces, check off International SMS, and purchase some SMS credits. Once you’ve picked a SMS plan, when you get down to 10 credits, it’ll automatically recharge at the same rate. To opt out, just uncheck the International SMS box.

International SMS

International SMS is coming.

Posted on June 4th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

I just wanted to jump on here and give a little update. Since AMSU started, we’ve always offered free SMS to any carrier that supports email-to-sms, no matter where they are in the world. Over time, many companies have shut down those gateways, and we’ve also had many requests for international SMS. I’m working on adding that right now, so soon you’ll be able to either pick the free SMS if we support your carrier, or you can pay for packages of SMS credits and we’ll send you SMS that way instead, to any carrier internationally. No matter where you are, we’ll have you covered.

Are My Sites Up for Android, with Push Notifications!

Posted on February 15th, 2012 by Richard Felix —

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally rolled up my sleeves and wrote a version of Are My Sites Up for Android. It requires Android v2.2 or above, and supports Push Notifications for paid users! If we don’t support SMS in your country and you have an Android device, we have got you covered now with Push.

Get it here.

Harbinger.

Posted on February 11th, 2012 by Richard Felix — 2 comments

Are My Sites Up White Label launches today.

Posted on December 1st, 2010 by Richard Felix —

I’m proud to announce that we have a new addition to the Are My Sites Up family today, Are My Sites Up White Label (AMSUWL). This is something that has been asked for numerous times by some of our larger customers who monitor sites for their clients (web hosting companies, web development companies, etc).

It allows you to both monitor your own sites and resell our site monitoring service to your clients, so you can easily get your websites monitored, and even make a profit! Basically, we’re giving you a great way to make more money from your existing clients by offering them our service under your name! If you have a group of websites that you host for your clients, you can make sure that they are online at all times, giving them peace of mind, and roll it into your hosting cost or just offer it as a value-added service. Here is a demo of how the service looks to admin users: http://amsuwl.com/demo

So what else is different about AMSUWL? It’s a full-fledged white label service, so your clients don’t ever even have to know that we exist…you can sell our service as if it were your own. We can build a custom iPhone app for you with your own logo, icon and colors, with your own page in the App Store, so that your brand is always on your clients’ phone screen, or you can use our more generic one if you’d like. The generic app is available now on the App Store here and it can be used with any of our regular plans. You just send that link to your clients, and they can install the app, log in and see their own sites at any time. They can also log into the web app and view/manage their sites there.

We also offer something that is a first in the industry: Broadcasts. They allow you to send short messages to all of your clients at once, or any selection of your clients. Here’s an example of how they help you to save time: You host email for all of your clients, and your email server has an issue. One by one, your customers realize that their email isn’t working, and they call you. You answer phone calls all day, saying to each customer that you’re aware of the issue and that it’s being worked on. Broadcasts solve this problem by letting you send a message to all of your customers at once, these arrive via Push Notification, SMS, email (and even via automated phone call soon) telling everyone what’s going on at once, so you can all get back to work. Pretty awesome.

All of our plans have a 30-day free trial so you can start reselling the service and make money from it before we even charge you a cent.

There are 2 plan levels: one is $2.50 per site per month (generic iPhone app, your own subdomain yourcompany.ismonitored.com) and the other is $5 per site per month (custom iPhone app where you can set your own price if you’d like, use your own domain, and more).

If this is the website monitoring service that you’ve been waiting for, sign up here: http://amsuwl.com.

Pro-tip for those of you with password protected sites

Posted on September 23rd, 2010 by Richard Felix —

A customer had an issue today and I thought it’d be worth explaining on the blog, so here goes: If you have a website protected by a .htaccess file, with HTTP Basic security, you can put the username and password in the URL and we can check it for you just fine. For instance, if your username is bob, your password is password123, and your website is http://turtles.com, you would add this address to AMSU:

http://bob:password123@turtles.com

Hope this helps!

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