AWS Config vs UptimeRobot

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AWS Config vs Uptime Robot: What are the differences?

What is AWS Config? Config gives you a detailed inventory of your AWS resources and their current configuration, and continuously records configuration changes. AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time. These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting.

What is Uptime Robot? Free website uptime monitor. Uptime Robot is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down.

AWS Config can be classified as a tool in the "Cloud Monitoring" category, while Uptime Robot is grouped under "Website Monitoring".

Some of the features offered by AWS Config are:

  • Configuration Visibility
  • Fully Managed
  • Easy to get started

On the other hand, Uptime Robot provides the following key features:

  • http(s): that's perfect for website monitoring. The service regularly sends requests (which are the same as if a visitor is browsing your website) to the URL and decides if it is up or down depending on the HTTP statuses returned from the website (200-success, 404-not found, etc.)
  • ping: this is good for monitoring a server. Ping (ICMP) requests are sent and up/down status is decided according to the "if responses are received or not". Ping is not a good fit for monitoring websites as a website (its IP) can respond to ping requests while it is down (which means that the site is down but the server hosting the site is up)
  • keyword: checks if a keyword exists or not exists in a web page

"Backed by Amazon" is the top reason why over 2 developers like AWS Config, while over 12 developers mention "Free tier" as the leading cause for choosing Uptime Robot.

Geocodio, Avenue.io, and Gimanzo Systems are some of the popular companies that use Uptime Robot, whereas AWS Config is used by Trespass Technology, BeachBody, and Openfit. Uptime Robot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to AWS Config, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of AWS Config
Pros of UptimeRobot
  • 4
    Backed by Amazon
  • 2
    One stop solution
  • 22
    Free tier
  • 18
    Easy to understand
  • 14
    Instant notifications
  • 8
    Simpler than Pingdom
  • 5
    Free public status pages
  • 5
    Cheap but Reliable
  • 4
    Public Status Page
  • 4
    Keyword monitoring
  • 3
    Mobile App
  • 1
    Receive twitter status message
  • 0
    Good api
  • 0
    SSL Checking

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Cons of AWS Config
Cons of UptimeRobot
  • 1
    Not user friendly
  • 2
    False-Positives
  • 2
    Consistently bad UI
  • 1
    Confusing UI
  • 0
    Extremely bad UI experience

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What is AWS Config?

AWS Config is a fully managed service that provides you with an AWS resource inventory, configuration history, and configuration change notifications to enable security and governance. With AWS Config you can discover existing AWS resources, export a complete inventory of your AWS resources with all configuration details, and determine how a resource was configured at any point in time. These capabilities enable compliance auditing, security analysis, resource change tracking, and troubleshooting.

What is UptimeRobot?

It is all about helping you to keep your websites up. It monitors your websites every 5 minutes and alerts you if your sites are down.

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What are some alternatives to AWS Config and UptimeRobot?
AWS CloudTrail
With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.
Amazon CloudWatch
It helps you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. It retrieve your monitoring data, view graphs to help take automated action based on the state of your cloud environment.
Stackdriver
Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster.
DigitalOcean Monitoring
Collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure – at no additional cost.
stts
With a click of the menubar icon, you can see the status of your favorite services. You can also be notified when a service goes down or gets restored. stts is designed to be unobtrusive, only giving you the information you need and allowing you to access the status page with a single click.
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