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Monitors your websites every 5 minutes, totally free. Get alerts by e-mail, SMS, Twitter or RSS. Add up to 50 websites. Monitors can be refreshed for an instant check with a click. Supports https and authentication with user/password.
Relatively modern UI.
The free account
* supports up to 50 monitors
* no SMS notifications
* doesn't support escalations (e.g. when the first contact to respond doesn't acknowledge the downtime, a second contact is alerted). Use Binary Canary for that.
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Just begun using this, however I like it so far. It is best only for very simple uptime, and ping knowledge of public websites. Not much else.
I also compared Pingdom, Port Monitor, New Relic, Zabbix, Splunk
The first two had weak free models - 15 days or not frequent enough monitor intervals. The latter three are overly complex for my needs and Zabbix/Splunk have to be installed on a server you own. Splunk did have a cloud version but the signup was complex and I stopped. New Relic had a 15 day trial and their free version (carefully hidden) only allows on website monitor.
What is the name of the tool? I also use a free tool Anturis which is a cloud-based tool with troubleshooting, 5 monitors, 1 min polling time,sms and email alerts as well as phone alerts. I think that this is a nice option for small companies especially.
[Edited by Venom88, November 12]
uptimerobot; I think it allows you unlimited or many monitors vs 5 (that you mentioned)
I have now used this successfully for 6 months on a live business website. It works great and flawless. Instant notification of downtimes on half a dozen occasions.
If you are looking for a free option uptimerobot is a good start. I have tried pingdom's free option too. Random location (which leads to confusing latency numbers) as well as a their 5 minute monitoring interval makes uptime robot a better option.
Does what it says on the box. I use twitter notifications and they're always on time.
It allows you to monitor 50 sites for free and gives you a public status page with HTTPS enabled via Let's Encrypt.
It's perhaps not the sexiest, but it works flawlessly (if you like me can live with 5 minute intervals). I've been using it for years and it has not failed me yet. There's even a mobile app and a dashboard page, but I usually stick with the Slack integration for instant notifications.
I have been using this for a few years. It's very simple, and free. - I have not tried the API, so i can't comment on that.