Spot API problems before they become bigger issues with our easy-to-use and codeless API scripting interface.
Ensure complete application availability by testing real API processes to validate data processing and accurate data response at every step.
Measure the availability and performance of public APIs from 30+ global locations or create your own private probe servers.
"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."Conor Leckey /
Software Engineer, Cumulus Neuroscience
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.
Combine HTTP Headers, Request, and Response methods to check for availability, deliver data, and verify response code success.
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.
Monitor every critical aspect of your site and leverage the data to optimize core functionality and serve the best possible user experience.
Availability is key. Verify URL response codes and site HTML content with response validations and performance metrics.
Keep third-parties accountable. Make sure critical systems that you rely on are available via public API or status page.
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.
Select a number of locations close to major user bases. Our global monitoring network gives you insight into geo-specific availability and performance.
Bring Uptime.com to a secure container within your internal system. Consolidate your public and internal monitoring to one place using private location monitoring.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Some of the use cases for API monitoring include
When choosing an API monitoring solution, you should consider several factors, including: