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PagerDuty vs Uptime Robot: What are the differences?

Developers describe PagerDuty as "Incident management with powerful visibility, reliable alerting, and improved collaboration". PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem. On the other hand, Uptime Robot is detailed as "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.

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

Some of the features offered by PagerDuty are:

  • Alerting that works (and wakes you up)- When your systems go down, PagerDuty will wake you up. You choose how you want to be alerted - via phone, SMS or email, to multiple numbers, with retries.
  • Integrate all your existing monitoring tools- PagerDuty works great with almost all monitoring tools including: Nagios (and Icinga), Keynote, New Relic, Pingdom, Circonus, Red Gate SQL Monitor, Server Density, Zenoss, Monit, Munin, SolarWinds and many others. If it can send email, it will work with PagerDuty.
  • Native apps with push notifications- iOS and Android native apps with push notifications and a cross-platform mobile website ensure you can respond to alerts wherever you are, even on the go.

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

"Just works" is the top reason why over 51 developers like PagerDuty, while over 12 developers mention "Free tier" as the leading cause for choosing Uptime Robot.

According to the StackShare community, PagerDuty has a broader approval, being mentioned in 300 company stacks & 44 developers stacks; compared to Uptime Robot, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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What is PagerDuty?

PagerDuty is an alarm aggregation and dispatching service for system administrators and support teams. It collects alerts from your monitoring tools, gives you an overall view of all of your monitoring alarms, and alerts an on duty engineer if there's a problem.

What is Uptime Robot?

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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Cloud Operations Manager at Cloudster
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Pagerduty integrates with pretty much everything, and for the ones it doesn't its easy to get it done!

How developers use PagerDuty and Uptime Robot
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Refractal uses PagerDutyPagerDuty

whistles If there's something weird, in your infrastructure, who you gonna call?

DevOps-Buste.. You get the idea. PagerDuty is great for quickly notifying us when things go pearshaped.

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Volkan Özçelik uses Uptime RobotUptime Robot

Uptime Robot is simple; it does what it claims it does, and it does it really well. And its free tier works great for my needs. What more can I want out of it?

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Clever uses PagerDutyPagerDuty

Luckily we don't end up actually using this much, but we couldn't live without it.

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Thomas Zickell uses PagerDutyPagerDuty

alerts me to any issues and blends well with other tools for uptime monitoring

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GHA Technologies uses Uptime RobotUptime Robot

Website monitoring - Main tool for our clients' website maintenance

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Andrew La Grange uses Uptime RobotUptime Robot

We monitor services external to AWS and Azure with UR.

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Roy Olsen uses PagerDutyPagerDuty

Notification aggregation and escalation.

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Misho M. Petkovic uses Uptime RobotUptime Robot

I'm using Uptime robot for VPS up check.

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Tongliang Liu uses PagerDutyPagerDuty

We use it in Netflix.

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InApplet uses Uptime RobotUptime Robot

Monitoramento do site

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