StatusCake vs UptimeRobot

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StatusCake

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UptimeRobot

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StatusCake vs Uptime Robot: What are the differences?

What is StatusCake? Feature Rich Uptime Monitoring, Domain Monitoring, SSL Monitoring and a whole lot more. 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 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.

StatusCake and Uptime Robot can be primarily classified as "Website Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by StatusCake are:

  • Truly Global Monitoring
  • SureAlert – No False Positives
  • Domain Monitoring

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

"Easy to use and reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider StatusCake over the competitors, whereas "Free tier" was stated as the key factor in picking Uptime Robot.

According to the StackShare community, Uptime Robot has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to StatusCake, which is listed in 34 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of StatusCake
Pros of UptimeRobot
  • 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
  • 20
    Free tier
  • 17
    Easy to understand
  • 13
    Instant notifications
  • 7
    Simpler than Pingdom
  • 4
    Public Status Page
  • 4
    Free public status pages
  • 4
    Keyword monitoring
  • 4
    Cheap but Reliable
  • 2
    Mobile App
  • 1
    Receive twitter status message
  • 0
    Good api
  • 0
    SSL Checking

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Cons of StatusCake
Cons of UptimeRobot
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    • 2
      Consistently bad UI
    • 1
      False-Positives
    • 1
      Confusing UI
    • 0
      Extremely bad UI experience

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    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 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 StatusCake and UptimeRobot?
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    Better Uptime
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