UptimeRobot Reviews

Free website monitoring, 5 min internval, quick signup, good UI/UX, SMS notification

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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.

  • It is free since 2010 - they dont yet know their business model going fwd, but been free for a while now
  • It collects data down to 5 minute intervals
  • Setting up a new acct is 3 fields done in 30 seconds
  • UI/UX is slick and stupid-easy
  • SMS notification built-in

Compared to:
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 Small Anturis iconAnturis 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.

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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.

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  • clunky UI
  • unintuitive API, needed to reverse engineer params
  • API times or errors out at random, couldn't even provision couple monitors without a failure mid script, same story a week ago
  • status page hangs on loading at random (API issues?)