Peek Inside

Pings allow you to monitor your infrastructure (webservers, databases, mission critical servers etc.) for availability and performance.

View all of your Uptime Pings

You can view all your Pings on the one screen along with the Ping's Name, Hostname, Port, Last Completed Date and if it appears on your Public Status Page.

Adding a new Uptime Ping

Click on 'Add a ping' to get started. Input a Name, Hostname and Port. Pings support hostnames, different port numbers and even IP addresses if need to monitor services.

View your Uptime Ping Logs

Click on 'View' to view your Uptime Ping Logs. You can see your availability over time and optimize your infrastructure for better load times - delivering the best Customer Experience.

Basic Usage

Setup your first Ping

This tutorial will allow you to ping Google and get notified when their website is unavailble.

  1. Click the 'Add a ping' button.
  2. Input google.com as the hostname and 443 as the port number and save.
  3. SaaS Ninja will ping the hostname and notify you if it becomes unavailable.

API Overview

Authentication

You'll need to authenticate using your API Key.

There are two ways to authenticate:

Request Headers:

$ curl -H "X-Api-Id: <API_KEY_ID>" -H "X-Api-Secret: <API_SECRET>" 'https://snja.io'

URL Parameters:

$ curl 'https://snja.io/foo?_id=<API_KEY_ID>&_secret=<API_SECRET>'

API Keys

API Keys can be created and managed in the API Keys section.

  1. Go to the API Keys section.
  2. Click on the button 'Generate API Key'.
  3. A new key will be genereated for use with the API.

Rate Limits

API Keys are rate limited to ensure fair delivery of services. You can view the current Rate Limit and Remaining Requests in the returned Response Headers from the API. Below is a description of the Response Headers.

Header Description
X-RateLimit-Limit The maximum number of requests per time window.
X-RateLimit-Remaining The number of requests remaining before reset.
X-RateLimit-Reset The time at which the current rate limit window resets in UTC Epoch seconds.

Error Codes

The following HTTP response codes are used.

Code Message Description
200 OK The request has succeeded.
400 Bad Request The request could not be understood by the server due to malformed syntax.
401 Unauthorised This indicates that you have not passed a valid API key, the key has expired, or the Authorization header is not formatted correctly.
404 Not Found The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI.
405 Method Not Allowed This indicates that the request method is known by the server but has been disabled and cannot be used.
429 Too Many Requests We have recieved too many requests from your API Key in a given amount of time. Wait a while and try again.

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