Healthchecks.io vs Pingdom

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Healthchecks.io vs Pingdom: What are the differences?

Developers describe Healthchecks.io as "Cron Monitoring. Get Notified When Your Cron Jobs Fail". Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc. On the other hand, Pingdom is detailed as "Uptime and performance monitoring made easy". Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.

Healthchecks.io can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Aggregation" category, while Pingdom is grouped under "Website Monitoring".

Some of the features offered by Healthchecks.io are:

  • Open source, can be self-hosted
  • Simple, clean dashboard
  • Free for hobby projects

On the other hand, Pingdom provides the following key features:

  • Uptime & Response time reports
  • Multi-step transaction monitoring
  • Email, text & twitter alerts

Healthchecks.io is an open source tool with 1.91K GitHub stars and 267 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Healthchecks.io's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Healthchecks.io
Pros of Pingdom
  • 3
    Can be self-hosted
  • 2
    Great value
  • 2
    Free tier
  • 2
    Easy to understand
  • 224
    Simple and reliable
  • 103
    Monitoring your websites
  • 75
    Easy to use dashboard
  • 65
    Email, text & twitter alerts
  • 43
    Free tier
  • 23
    Performance data
  • 14
    Detailed Reports
  • 11
    Email Reports
  • 9
    Mobile App
  • 9
    Root Cause Analysis
  • 1
    30-day risk free trial
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    IOS app

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Cons of Healthchecks.io
Cons of Pingdom
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    • 3
      UI is incredibly complicated
    • 3
      Expensive
    • 2
      Hard to set up alerts properly

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    What is Healthchecks.io?

    Healthchecks.io is a monitoring service for your cron jobs, background services and scheduled tasks. It works by listening for HTTP "pings" from your services. You can set up various alert methods: email, Slack, Telegram, PagerDuty, etc.

    What is Pingdom?

    Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.

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