StillAlive vs Vigil: What are the differences?
Developers describe StillAlive as "A simple, easy to implement way to check that your website is up, and also that it's still working properly". Using our stories feature, you can test many different features of your live, production website. It could be you need to find out if logins are working. Whatever it is, StillAlive can (or will) be able to test it. On the other hand, Vigil is detailed as "Simple website-monitoring and downtime notifications". Whether you have one site, or twenty, Vigil is a simple and reliable service for monitoring the uptime and performance of your websites. View all your sites on our beautiful client dashboards, get email and push notifications when there is a problem, and receive weekly email summary reports that let you know how your sites are doing over the long-term.
StillAlive and Vigil can be categorized as "Website Monitoring" tools.
Some of the features offered by StillAlive are:
- Nothing to install- All you need to do is create a script that mimics the behaviour path you want to have us test.
- Make sure your site works as expected- StillAlive doesn't just ping your website to see if it is online. It mimics the actual behaviour of your users, viewing your site as your users would and navigating around doing real stuff. So don't just make sure your website is responding with a 200 OK, make sure your shopping cart works, or that users can log in.
- High Availability- StillAlive helps you make sure your application is online, 24x7.
On the other hand, Vigil provides the following key features:
- Monitor Web Sites