Pingdom vs StatusCake vs updown.io

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Pingdom

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1.4K
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StatusCake

116
117
+ 1
48
updown.io

53
41
+ 1
49
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Pros of Pingdom
Pros of StatusCake
Pros of updown.io
  • 225
    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
  • 13
    Easy to use and reliable
  • 11
    Free tier
  • 5
    Public Reporting
  • 4
    Domain monitoring
  • 3
    Group Notification
  • 2
    SSL Certificate Monitoring
  • 2
    No false positives
  • 1
    Great Customer Support
  • 1
    Malware and Virus Scanning
  • 1
    Real Browser Testing
  • 1
    Multiple User Accounts
  • 1
    Mobile App
  • 1
    Full Featured API
  • 1
    WhoIs Domain Monitoring
  • 1
    Cheaper
  • 14
    Nice and clean UI
  • 11
    Cheaper
  • 8
    Super easy setup
  • 6
    Great support
  • 6
    Better than pingdom
  • 2
    SSL certificate checks
  • 2
    Ridiculously simple pricing

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

      What is StatusCake?

      Monitoring a website is one thing – finding the best way to alert you to downtime another. At StatusCake we give you as many options as possible to decide when & how often you’re contacted. Whether it’s by email, SMS, push notifications for iOS & Android or integration with third party apps including Zapier and PagerDuty – you decide how you want to be alerted and when!

      What is updown.io?

      updown is an online service that checks your website's status by periodically sending an HTTP HEAD request to the URL of your choice. It then notifies you by email or sms when your website is not responding correctly.

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      What are some alternatives to Pingdom, StatusCake, and updown.io?
      New Relic
      New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
      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.
      Datadog
      Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
      Uptrends
      It is the ultimate monitoring tool to stay in control of the uptime, performance, and functionality of your websites, APIs, and servers.
      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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      How developers use Pingdom, StatusCake, and updown.io
      StackShare uses
      Pingdom

      Great service, gives me piece of mind. One thing I really don't like: they set the default notification downtime to 2 min or greater. I missed a total of 13 minutes of downtime for our blog over a three month period back before we moved it over to the rails app because there was basically one minute here, one minute there. I was pretty angry when I found out they weren't notifying me. But then I realized that it probably makes sense. But they should be more transparent and make it clear that there is a 2 minute window when you first set up alerts.

      Kent Steiner uses
      Pingdom

      Pingdom is a tool I use close to deployment of new apps or sites and periodically used to check the health of an app or site over time. The analysis of request times, assets and more is second to none.

      bright machine uses
      Pingdom

      For making sure everything is up, and telling us when it's not. We tested a few services and pingdom is still the quickest to recognise downtime.

      Coolfront Technologies uses
      Pingdom

      Monitoring for Coolfront Mobile, Coolfront Agreements and Coolfront Books. Alerts Coolfront IT team when systems can not be reached.

      eXon Technologies uses
      Pingdom

      Nice 1min monitoring time that will show us if something went down. Best visualisation and fastest downtime detection.

      Bùi Thanh uses
      StatusCake
      • Free-tier.
      • HTTP check and alert to Slack.
      Tom Staijen uses
      StatusCake

      Monitor public availability of services.

      BrizTech Ltd. uses
      StatusCake

      Website and email service monitoring.

      PSESD uses
      updown.io

      Uptime monitoring

      PSESD uses
      updown.io

      Uptime monitoring