Creating Servers/Devices using a FQDN

In the version 3.10 release of our cloud platform, we introduced support for creating back-end devices (servers) using a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) instead of an IP address. While it is always best to use an IP address instead of a domain name, there are some instances where a FQDN is the only option, […]

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Web Application Firewall Quick-Start Guide

Total Uptime’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) is an extremely powerful tool to protect web applications at the edge of the Internet as opposed to right inside your datacenter. The WAF shields your network and applications from the ever increasing number of application-layer attacks and can also aid with compliance, like PCI, by helping to prevent […]

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Implement an HTTP to HTTPS redirect

If you’re looking to implement an HTTP to HTTPS (SSL) redirect for your web application, you can now enable a feature directly on the load balancer instead of configuring it on your server. This significantly improves redirect performance and reduces the load on your servers. To implement this change, you must be on the main […]

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How to block specific countries from reaching your website or application

Total Uptime’s Cloud Load Balancer and Web Application Firewall support a feature to block entire countries from reaching  your website or application on a per-port basis. This is a powerful tool to stop unwanted traffic from getting anywhere near your servers or devices. When enabled, traffic that reaches our network will have the origin IP […]

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How can I disable TLS 1.0 to comply with PCI?

PCI requires that TLSv1.0 be disabled. If you’re using the SSL protocol on our load balancer to take advantage of SSL Offload and/or SSL Acceleration, you can easily disable TLS 1.0. You don’t necessarily need to disable this on your server, since communication between the load balancer and your devices is a trusted connection, but […]

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A Comprehensive Guide on Supported Protocols

The Total Uptime Cloud Platform supports a variety of different protocols for use with the Cloud Load Balancer, Web Application Firewall and other networking solutions. These protocols were created to support additional features and functionality, usually at Layer 7, way beyond the standard TCP and UDP protocols also offered. Before you add a port/protocol combination, […]

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How can I reduce the number of email alerts I receive?

When you configure an Alert List to receive UP or DOWN notifications for your servers, our developers believed that more is better. So true to form, if a server goes down, you’ll receive an alert for every port from each of the 7 regions around the world that we currently monitor from.  For many customers, […]

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Do you support SAN (Subject Alternative Name) extension SSL Certificates?

Yes, we absolutely do, and always have. Before we supported SNI, we recommended that clients with multiple domains on a single IP address use a SAN (Subject Alternative Name) extension certificate. To use one of these, simply attach it as a standard SSL certificate (that is, do not check the SNI box when attaching it). […]

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How can I configure a monitor to check a very specific URL?

If you just use one of our built-in monitors, like the Default HTTP, it will simply attempt to load the web page with the IP address of the attached device and look for an HTTP 200 response code. Often, this is a perfectly quick and accurate monitor, but this doesn’t always work. For example, I […]

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