Server / Website Uptime Monitoring Services

Written by: Hosting Coupons on June 22, 2014

When you have the responsibility for an important website, it’s important that your website is up all of the time. If it isn’t, you need to know instantly to be able to take action.

Pingdom

Pingdom are very well known in the in website monitoring industry, and have major clients including Spotify, Microsoft and Twitter.

With a basic service offering which is

Interface

Dashboard

When you log in to Pingdom, you’ll see the Dashboard area first, which shows everything

Dashboard

Uptime Monitoring

This not only shows whether a website is up or down, but also displays the response time of the pings for each monitoring.

Uptime

Real User Monitoring

Real User Monitoring (aka. RUM), assesses the page load speeds of each visitor to your website.

RealUserMonitor

Public Status Page

This page can be accessed via Pingdom’s system, or through a custom CNAME (e.g. status.yourcompany.com). You’ll see a list of all the tests you’re currently running (though you have to first tick a box to allow them to be shown). If you click on an individual test, you can see more information such as uptime, response times and even a breakdown of response times by country.

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Features

  • Get notified of downtime via email, SMS, Twitter and in-app notifications
  • Real User Monitoring
  • Public status page, which can be on a custom CNAME (status.yourcompany.com)
  • Transaction monitoring
  • Reporting capabilities
  • Pingdom App available for Android & iOS

 

Pricing

Pricing plans range from $9.59 to $453.75/mo if paid yearly.

A free plan is also available if you only have a single website you’d like to monitor, but doesn’t offer any of the more advanced features you would get with a paid plan, such as SMS credits, real user monitoring, transaction monitoring and a public status page.

 

StatusCake

Features

  • Monitor HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, DNS, SMTP and ICMP pings
  • Public reporting
  • SSL Certificate Monitoring
  • Malware/virus scanning

 

Pricing

Plans range from £5.99 to £249.99/mo.

Similar to Pingdom, StatusCake also offer a free plan which allows a single website check.

Clients include Morrisons,. ….

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