Symantec Certificate Distrust

On January 19, 2017, a public posting to the newsgroup drew attention to a series of questionable website authentication certificates issued by Symantec Corporation’s PKI. Symantec’s PKI business, which operates a series of Certificate Authorities under various brand names, including Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL, had issued numerous certificates that […]

SSL Monitoring – Common Issues

The following article contains an overview of common errors that are seen with SSL monitoring, as well as information on how to resolve them. If you see an issue with your certificate, but can’t find it in this list, please do get in touch with our support and we’ll assist […]

Maintenance Windows

What are Maintenance Windows? Maintenance windows are pre-defined periods where one or more tests will temporarily stop running, preventing any negative impact to your uptime percentage and alerts. When to use Maintenance Windows? You can set one up when you schedule a temporary downtime when you deploy changes or expect […]

What Page Speed Locations Do You Have

 We are present in: Sidney, Australia Toronto, Canada Frankfurt, Germany Bangalore, India Amsterdam, The Netherlands Singapore, Singapore London, United Kingdom New Jersey, USA You can find details of all the IPs for our test locations here.

Missing data on domains

Some monitored domains can miss some data such as expiration dates or contact data. Unfortunately, some registrars do not provide some of this data causing it to appear as missing. Sometimes we’re able to take an estimated guess like the expiration date if the registration date is known. If neither […]

Get alerted for domain hijacking

Domain hijacking is where an unauthorized person is able to gain control over your domain. The most common cause of hijacking is caused by weak security. Most often, a hijacked domain will suddenly point to a different website. You can monitor for this by using record triggers. They check on an […]

How does Domain Monitoring work?

Domains can be a complex, we try to make this as simple to use for you. Domains exist of several parts. There’s the WHOIS data, the subdomains and the records. A quick explanation of each below. WHOIS Data The WHOIS data contains the identifying information of the domain. This information […]

How often are domains checked?

There are several systems that make up Domain Monitoring. As such, components are checked at different intervals. Below is an overview of the most important checks. Domain Information Also known as the WHOIS information. This includes things like registration and expiration dates, main nameserver, registrar and contact details. This information […]

Using the Microsoft Teams integration

Notifications from StatusCake to Microsoft Teams Inside Microsoft Teams: Inside the Teams client, click on the 3 dots next to the team you wish to get notifications in. In the menu that popped up, click on “Connectors” In the connectors popup, search for “Incoming Webhook” and click “Add” Give it […]

How do I select my private server

Private servers allow your tests to run without having interference from other tests. This is especially handy for critical services. If access to a private server was provided to you, this is how you configure your tests to use them. Step 1 – Create or edit a test If you haven’t […]