Updates on the availability of the Browshot website and API are posted at http://status.browshot.com/ along with planned upgrades of the service.
You can also get the up-time measured by a third party at http://uptime.browshot.com.
We operate more than 15 servers in the world (private servers and Browshot.com). Our architecture is very dynamic: we add and remove servers according to our customers' demands.
All important services are redundant: databases, cache, distributed file systems, etc. Browshot is still fully operational if one or more servers go down.
For better performances, users access browshot.com through their closest access point.
We have multiple layers of monitors to ensure that Browshot keeps running smoothly.
On each server, we monitor the resources (CPU usage, disk space, network traffic, etc.) as well as metrics specific to Browshot (API response time, number of screenshots processed, etc.).
We use the information to ensure that we have enough resources to support the growth of Browshot.
All services are actively monitored and restarted automatically as needed.
The website and the API are checked every minute from different locations in the world. If a server is unreachable, it is automatically taken out of the DNS resolution, and automatically added back when it is reachable again.
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Browshot is a web service to create real time web screenshots in a multitude of virtual devices, including mobile devices like the iPhone 3 & 4, iPad, Android Nexus, etc.
Real time screenshots
15+ mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.
30+ desktop resolutions
Fast and reliable
Thumbnails of any size, any ratio
Full API, open-source libraries