API Uptime Monitoring
Monitor Your API with Confidence

Uptime.com provides cutting-edge API Monitoring solutions, designed to empower developers and businesses alike with real-time insights into their API performance. This is your ultimate ally in maintaining peak API performance, identifying bottlenecks, and resolving issues before they impact your users.

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Advanced multi-step synthetic API testing

Spot API problems before they become bigger issues with our easy-to-use and codeless API scripting interface.

Ensure API functionality with validations

Ensure complete application availability by testing real API processes to validate data processing and accurate data response at every step.

Monitor public and private APIs across the globe

Measure the availability and performance of public APIs from 30+ global locations or create your own private probe servers.

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"All around a very useful tool for monitoring web-api health. Very configurable. The rapid response time from alerts is extremely advantageous for monitoring the health of a wide range of deployments. The way API checks can be configured is a blessing."

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business-critical APIs in minutes

Create sophisticated configurations using an accessible approach to API monitoring.

Create multi-step API checks

Detect API problems before they become bigger issues with our easy-to-use and codeless API scripting interface. You can create custom API transactions to ensure your service APIs are always available.

Utilize the full HTTP stack

Combine HTTP Headers, Request, and Response methods to check for availability, deliver data, and verify response code success.

Securely access endpoints with access tokens

Keep your APIs secure. Pass and use access tokens from HTTP Headers or JSON/XML data payloads in subsequent steps of the same monitoring run.

Test everything

Monitor every critical aspect of your site and leverage the data to optimize core functionality and serve the best possible user experience.

Check your endpoints

Availability is key. Verify URL response codes and site HTML content with response validations and performance metrics.

Check your third-parties, too

Keep third-parties accountable. Make sure critical systems that you rely on are available via public API or status page.

Global Monitoring Coverage

Ensure a seamless experience for users worldwide with our 30+ monitoring locations. Test API responsiveness from various global regions and identify potential geographical performance discrepancies.

Match monitoring with where the users are

Select a number of locations close to major user bases. Our global monitoring network gives you insight into geo-specific availability and performance.

Private and public monitoring, from the same application

Bring Uptime.com to a secure container within your internal system. Consolidate your public and internal monitoring to one place using private location monitoring.

Comprehensive Performance Metrics

Gain a deep understanding of your API's behavior with our comprehensive performance metrics. Track response times, error rates, throughput, and more to uncover performance trends and make data-driven decisions.

Historical data and Reports

Access historical performance data and generate detailed reports to visualize trends over time. You can fine-tune your API's performance and optimize resources efficiently.

Secure and Reliable

Rest assured that your API data is safe with us. We follow industry-best practices to ensure data security and privacy. Uptime.com is built to scale, guaranteeing reliable website monitoring even during peak load times.

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Uptime.com FAQs

API monitoring is the process of checking the functionality, performance, and availability of an API at regular intervals, ranging from 3 to 60 minutes. It involves creating checks that send HTTP requests to an API endpoint and verify that the expected response is received.

These checks can be single or multi-step, can include complex behaviors like storing JSON selector values, and can generate alerts when issues are detected.

Here are some reasons why monitoring your APIs is important:

  • Ensure uptime and availability: API monitoring will help ensure that your APIs are always available and functioning as expected. By detecting issues early on, you can proactively resolve them before they impact your users.
  • Improve performance: It can help you identify and troubleshoot issues related to slow response times or other performance problems and optimize your API calls to ensure that they're running as efficiently as possible.
  • Ensure compliance: Many industries have specific compliance requirements for APIs. Monitoring your APIs can help you ensure that you're meeting API SLAs (Service Level Agreements) and avoiding any potential fines or penalties.

APIs can fail for a variety of reasons, including issues with network connectivity, server performance, incorrect input data, and software bugs. Network connectivity issues can arise due to problems with firewalls, load balancers, or other network infrastructure components.

Server performance issues can occur due to high traffic loads or poorly optimized code. Incorrect input data can cause errors in API responses, and software bugs can result in unexpected behavior and system crashes. Additionally, changes in third-party APIs that your API relies on can cause failures if your API is not updated accordingly.

Similar to website monitoring, API monitoring involves creating single or multi-step checks to regularly send HTTP requests to an API endpoint and verify that the expected response is received. Sequential requests can be chained for complex behaviors, including parsing and saving JSON selector values as a variable for use in a later step. API monitoring also involves setting up alerts for when certain thresholds are met or when errors occur. These alerts can be sent via email, SMS, or other communication channels to the appropriate team members or stakeholders.

API testing involves functional tests run during the software development lifecycle to verify an API is working as it should. Developers create and run a set of tests to check the API's behavior under varying conditions and verify the responses returned by the API are correct.

API monitoring, on the other hand, involves continuously monitoring an API to ensure that it remains available, performs as expected, and meets established service level agreements (SLAs). A DevOps team typically deploys API monitoring in a production environment to detect and resolve issues before they impact end users.

The main benefits of API monitoring include:

  • Improved reliability: By monitoring key API metrics such as response times and status codes, you can proactively identify and address performance issues, helping to ensure that your APIs deliver the best possible performance to end users.
  • Reduced downtime: By monitoring your APIs 24/7, you can detect and address issues as soon as they occur, minimizing outages and helping to ensure that your APIs are always available when your users need them.
  • Better end-user experience: By monitoring your APIs, you can ensure that they are delivering the high-quality service that your users expect, helping enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Some of the use cases for API monitoring include

  • E-commerce: In addition to API performance monitoring, e-commerce companies can use API monitoring to detect fraud attempts and ensure payment processing is functioning properly.
  • Finance: Monitor the performance of stock trading APIs and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Healthcare: Monitor the performance of healthcare APIs and ensure they comply with regulatory requirements like HIPAA.
  • SaaS applications: Track usage metrics and detect and troubleshoot integration issues with third-party APIs.
  • IoT: In IoT (Internet of Things), an API monitoring tool can help detect device failures, prevent downtime, and monitor the performance of APIs that connect to cloud-based microservices on platforms like AWS.
  • Media and entertainment: Monitor the performance of APIs used to distribute content to different platforms.
  • Transportation and logistics: Ensure that delivery APIs are performing as expected and navigation services are functioning correctly.
  • Gaming: Ensure the performance of APIs used for multiplayer gaming and social features.
  • Education: Monitor the performance of APIs used for learning management systems and student information systems.

When choosing an API monitoring solution, you should consider several factors, including:

  • Functionality: Does it support the protocols and formats that your APIs use? Does it provide the level of monitoring and alerting you require?
  • Ease of use: Look for a tool that is easy to set up, configure, and use. Look for a user-friendly interface and automation features.
  • Scalability: The tool should also be able to accommodate your future needs as your API program expands.
  • Integration: Consider whether the tool can integrate with your existing tools and systems, such as your API gateway, analytics platform, or alerting channels.
  • Analytics and reporting: The tool should allow you to track key performance metrics and provide detailed reports on API performance, outages, and response times.
  • Pricing: Consider the cost of the tool and whether it fits within your budget.
  • Support: Look for a tool with an active user community that provides clear documentation and offers responsive support.
  • Security: Make sure the tool meets your organization's security requirements, including data encryption, authentication, and access control.

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