Frank Corso
Frank CorsoEntrepreneur, Educator, Event Organizer

What is your go-to uptime monitor?

I'm looking to get uptime monitoring set up for my dozen or so sites and am trying to see which is the best for the price.
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    Freshping by Freshworks

    FREE Forever Website Monitoring & Status pages 🤩

    Tejas Kinger
    Tejas Kinger20SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    I'd strongly suggest looking at Freshping by Freshworks.
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    Frankly, I have not tried other uptime monitoring tools. My first encounter was with Freshping and I do not see any reason to try another tool as Freshping is keeping me really happy - 1. Super-easy to setup 2. Free to use (with whatever features I needed) 3. Clean Interface
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    It enables you to monitor your URL and showcase your availability.
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    • Rohit Agarwal
      Rohit Agarwal❤️Products, SaaS, The free internet.

      This is going to give a lot of products a run for their money being free and having everything a small to medium sized business needs including monitoring, alerts, multiple check types and even status pages. I'm guessing this would tie in very nicely with the other Freshworks' products as well.

    • I monitor a popular community website for downtime using Freshping. The mobile version of the community is buggy and Freshping helps me understand if it is the site's problem or a bug that is denying me access through the phone. Setup literally took me under a minute!

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    Hyperping 2.0

    Beautifully simple and reliable uptime monitoring

    Ronald Langeveld
    Ronald LangeveldI just wanna surf · Written
    Best designed and flexible! :)
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    • Ben
      BenProduct @ Input

      It's been a pleasure to use, and gets better every month. So much nicer than others I've used in the past—it was a simple decision to switch all my monitoring to Hyperping.

    • Felix Gurtler
      Felix GurtlerWeb Software Builder, Indie Hacker 🤖

      I've been using hyperping at Landen to keep tabs on performance and more importantly to show my customers how reliable Landen is. After trying almost every uptime monitoring and status page service, HyperPing is simply the easiest to use, most beautiful and affordable of them all.

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    Apex Ping

    Uptime & performance monitoring for websites and APIs

    Mark McKelvy
    Mark McKelvySoftware developer. Former finance guy. · Written
    Very simple, nice charts, made by a great developer.
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    Uptime Robot App

    Free uptime monitoring service

    Matt Studdert
    Matt StuddertDeveloper, Creator of Frontend Mentor · Written
    I use Uptime Robot. It's got a great free option and you can use multiple types of checks.
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  5. Sofia Sembai
    Sofia SembaiContent Manager · Written
    It's simple in use and effective. I just configured it (a couple of minutes) and now I'm notified via email each time any of our monitors are down or up again. So, I usually don't need to go to Uptime Robot itself or even open their emails - I just check my email, go through the topics and time of their messages - and that's how I know our monitor has been down for some time, a few minutes, as a rule. A great tool for free!
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    Walter P.
    Walter P.SEO & Content Manager · Written
    Indeed, Uptime Robot is really simple to use. Everytime my website down, it sends me an email notifying me to take action afterwards, so does it when it's up. Really useful for many purposes.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Uptime Robot is one of the oldest free monitoring tools, tracing its roots all the way back to 2010. Since then, the service has grown dramatically as a cloud-based, uptime-focused monitoring tool.
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  6. In Hitsteps we are using Pingmeter services to ensure our uptime for our customers. In addition to typical uptime monitoring voice call alerts, Pingmeter provide a status page for our clients to monitor and pingmeter trigger pre-defined actions in case a downtime or a recovery is occurred. As a result, If one of our servers go down, Pingmeter will trigger an automated action for us to forward visitors to another server (without visitors notice anything!) while it is calling one of our server manager phone according to scheduled time we set for each server managers.
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    Armin Nikdel
    Armin Nikdelfounder, developer · Written
    Armin Nikdel made this product
    Pingmeter is a great uptime monitoring tool. They even report on the voice call about how many online users were on the website when downtime occurred.
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    WebGazer

    Free website monitoring service

    Dirty Hippie
    Dirty HippieSVP Engineering · Written
    For monitoring up to 25 sites WebGazer has a $15/mo plan. Have been happy with the service so far, and they've continued to add additional functionality over time to help the community monitor their services, including a cron job monitor feature which was added recently.
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    PingPing

    A simple tool to monitor your website and SSL

    eelco
    eelcobuilding www.startupcosts.co · Written
    Solid. Great looking interface too!
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    • Jordan Kniest
      Jordan KniestSoftware developer, basecom GmbH.

      Whenever one of my sites has gone offline, PingPing was there to notify me right away.

      The user interface is simple to use and looks good on the eye. Also, I can give a monitor-specific live status page to my co-workers and customers, - so that they also know at every time if the site is down.

      I would not only recommend PingPing to any company and person who fears that their sites could go down, but I've already recommended it to a bunch of people.

    • I was impressed by how polished and well thought out this simple tool is.

      The decision to focus on doing one thing very well rather than diversify and try to be a all-in-one web monitoring toolbox was a good one, in my opinion.

      Excited to see where this product goes over the next few months.

      I have only tried it out for a personal side project, but will be recommending this at work.

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    updown.io

    Simple & Inexpensive Website Monitoring.

    Peter van Teeseling
    Peter van TeeselingGlobal #printhacking community connector · Written
    Simple to use - different ways to be notified.
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  10. Brett Hellman
    Brett Hellmanceo@matter • former ceo@hall (acquired) · Written
    We use Pingdom at Matter along with PagerDuty.. It gets the job done. I haven't found anything better but I wouldn't say I love Pingdom.
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    Brett Hellman
    Brett Hellmanceo@matter • former ceo@hall (acquired) · Written
    I don't love it but I have yet to find anything better. I've used Pingdom at my last two companies Hall and Matter.
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  11. Honestly, I needed something fast and free to get started - and setup/function was so straightforward, I'll most certainly stay with it when I start scaling up and paying for more than 3 instances.
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    Oh Dear!

    Website monitoring, without the hassle

    In addition to uptime monitoring, Oh Dear! also warns you about mixed content on your site and checks if any of your links on your website are broken.
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