What is Uptimebot?

Uptimebot is Uptime’s autonomous uptime detection robot, which periodically visits websites across the web, and checks the uptime of the site. We crawl the web from a cluster of computers, accessing thousands of websites each day.

The information collected by Uptimebot is aggregated and analyzed, and is used to power the Uptime Public Profiles - a powerful website monitoring tool that monitors the uptime of websites, and notifies you if your website is down.

This data enables companies and website owners alike to better understand the uptime and response time of their site(s).

Will Uptimebot impact my Uptime?

As an uptime monitoring company, we make every effort to minimize Uptimebot's impact on servers. Any hits generated by Uptimebot can be identified via the User-Agent string:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Uptimebot/1.0; +http://www.uptime.com/uptimebot)

How do I get Uptimebot to start checking my sites Uptime?

If you would like your site to be visited by Uptimebot and indexed in the Uptime Public Profiles, please fill out our Suggest a Site form.

How do I block Uptimebot from checking the Uptime of my site?

We believe that the information provided free-of-charge to all website domains within the Uptime Public Profiles is a valuable asset for sites looking to gain insight into their website uptime performance.

However, if you would like the Uptimebot to stop visiting your site, then we recommend disallowing the Uptimebot with your robots.txt file.

Sample robots.txt file:

User-agent: Uptimebot
Disallow: /