Pingdom originally was a Swedish monitoring SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) company and later on was acquired by SolarWinds (a popular network management and monitoring company).
Pingdom provides a variety of services, including website up-time monitoring, website analysis and alerts in the event of downtime or other issues, site-related reports, speed testing of your website (i.e how fast the website loads etc).
Though Pingdom is probably the most well-known of the website monitoring companies around, many other online options are offering high-quality and similar services besides Pingdom.
Here are 11 of the best alternative website monitoring SaaS providers besides Pingdom. Note that the list below is in no particular order.
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- Instant Downtime Alerts
- Multi-Channel Notification
- Free Public Status Pages
- Global Locations for Website Status Checks
- Multi-User Logins
- Sprout: Free service, offering 50 checks, no option to add checks.
- Blossom: $11 each month, billed each year, 60 checks. Able to add more checks and to try for free. 12 Months Data Retention.
- Garden: $36 each month, billed each year, 80 checks. This can be tried for free too, and it can have checks added to it. 24 Months Data Retention
- Estate: $72 each month, billed annually, 100 checks, with the option to add more. Can’t be tried for free yet.
- Time reports for server response and uptime.
- Email reports on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. Look up the history of website uptime.
- 30 global locations can monitor your website.
- Limitless capabilities to monitor transactions, HTTP(s), Ping, TCP, Real User Monitoring (RUM), Email, DNS, API, SSH and more.
- Alerts are sent via push notifications, SMS, Twitter, web-hooks and email.
- Website virus checks.
- Basic: $15/month (billed annually) or $19 billed monthly, 21-day free trial available, 10 checks, 4-month history retention
- Superior: $49/month (billed annually) or $60 billed monthly, 21-day free trial available, 60 checks, 12-month history retention
- Business: $89/month (billed annually) or $110 billed monthly, 21-day free trial available, 100 checks, 24-month history retention
- Enterprise: $229/month (billed annually) or $285 billed monthly, 21-day free trial available, 300 checks, 24-month history retention
- Uptime Monitoring—Test availability globally with HTTP, TCP, DNS, SSH, PUSH, PING, HEAD and SMTP
- Server Monitoring—RAM, Disk, CPU thresholds-exceeded alerts
- Domain Monitoring—Alerts for domain renewal or domain name record changes
- Page Speed Monitoring—Monitor page loading speeds globally
- SSL Monitoring
- Virus Scanning
- Free: 10 Uptime Tests, 1 Page Speed Test
- Superior: $20.41/month (billed annually) or $24.49/ billed monthly, 100 Uptime Tests, 15 Page Speed Tests, free 7-day trial available.
- Business: $66.66/month (billed annually) or $79.99/ billed monthly, 300 Uptime Tests, 30 Page Speed Tests, free 7-day trial available.
- Enterprise: Scalable monitoring capabilities. Customizable plans and features such as continuous check-rates and enhanced support options. Contact StatusCake for pricing options.
- Assess webpage’s Total Page Size, Total Number of Requests and Page Load Time
- Run monthly, weekly or daily tests of your webpages
- 7 countries and 28 servers: USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India and the UK
- Mobile webpage optimization, fast loading on all devices
- Device Simulation, screen resolution simulation etc
- All priced plans save 15% when billed annually, discounts for 6-month or quarterly cycles
- Basic: Free, 3 Monitored URLs, 20 Daily API Credits
- Bronze: $14.95/month, 10 Monitored URLs, 100 Daily API Credits
- Silver: $49.95/month, 20 Monitored URLs, 500 Daily API Credits
- Gold: $149.95/month, 50 Monitored URLs, 1500 Daily API Credits
- Custom: Fully customizable for monitored and saved URLs, Daily API Credits and unlimited Saved Filters
- WebSite monitoring
- Server/Application Monitoring
- Network Monitoring
- Application Performance Monitoring
- Root Cause Analysis
- Reports & Alerts
- REST/SOAP API monitoring
Separate plans for Website Monitoring, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Infrastructure and Managed Service Provider services.
All-In-One Plans Include:
- Free: No time limit, Monitor Uptime – 5 URLs/Servers | Email Notifications
- Pro: $35/month (billed annually), 40 basic monitors, 500 MB logs
- Classic: $89/month (billed annually), 100 basic monitors, 1M RUM Pageviews/10 sites
- Elite: $225/month (billed annually), 250 basic monitors, 1 GB logs
- Enterprise: $449/month (billed annually), 500 basic monitors, 500 SMS/Voice Credits a month
- Options available for enterprise customers who monitor over 50,000 servers/websites per account.
- Performance Test—Test reports show user experience and performance metrics
- Web Page Analysis—Optimize webpage through SEO, Security through Performance and 130+ quality control measures
- Performance Synthetic Monitoring—Track webpage speeds and detect slowdowns
- Paid service only. If you opt to be billed annually, then you get 2 months free.
- Business: $68/month or $57/month (billed annually), 1 monitor test daily
- Performance: $427/month or $356/month (billed annually), 48 monitor tests daily
- Configure your plan: $42/month or $35/month (billed annually), variable monitoring
Uptime Robot Features:
- Check website with ping, keywords, TCP ports and HTTP(s)
- Get alerts via voice call, Telegram, Microsoft Teams, SMS, push
- Downtime verification
- Customized notification settings
- Specify times to not be monitored
- Use REST API to perform practically all tasks
Uptime Robot Pricing:
- Free Plan: 5-minute monitoring intervals, 50 monitors
- Pro Plan: Ranges from $5.50 monthly or $4.50 (billed annually) for 50 monitors to $746 monthly or $649 billed annually for 20,000 monitors
Service Uptime Features:
- Monitoring Frequency—Capable of monitoring a service through a variety of intervals, from every minute up to every hour
- Variety of Contacts Supported—Notifications of webpage service outages and statuses over SMS and email
- Variety of Ports Monitored—Monitors PING, DNS Servers, Web Page, IMAP Servers and many other types of servers
Service Uptime Pricing:
- Free Monitoring Service: One monitoring service check every half hour or hour, Lifetime Statistics available, Uptime and Performance Reports (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly)
- Standard: $4.95/month (2 months free with annual billing), 10 monitors, 3-minute interval checks
- Advanced: $9.95/month (annual billing: 2 months free), 20 monitors, 2-minute interval checks
- Professional: $52.95/month (annual billing: 2 months free), 110 monitors, checks every minute
Site Uptime Features:
- Monitoring—Multiple, global servers run tests on certain intervals every day to ensure constant accessibility
- Alerting—Notifies you if more than one location detects webpage downtime via SMS or email
- Reports—Tracks webpage failures and logs uptime/downtime reports
- Available monitoring options include HTTP web server, DNS, FTP, SSL, Email services (POP3, SMTP) etc
Site Uptime Pricing:
- Free Plan: 1 monitor, uptime reports, public statistics page
- Standard Plan: $10/month, 3 monitors, statistics download
- Pro Plan: $20/month, 6 monitors, Public Status Page
Host Tracker Features:
- Problem Detection—Detects site issues globally at certain intervals
- Alerts—Many free alert options for webpage issues or downtime
Host Tracker Pricing:
- Free: 30-Day Trial, 100 URLs, 10 contacts
- Webmaster: $14/monthly or $9.92/month (1st year), 10 URLs, 5-minute interval checks
- Business: $29/monthly or $18.25/month (1st year), 25+ URLs, 1-minute interval checks
- Enterprise: $99/monthly or $9.92/month (1st year), 150+ URLs, 1-minute interval checks
- Sever Monitoring—URLs, FTPs, many server-types
- URL History—Track webpage history
- Ping Intervals—2-minute, frequent webpage monitoring
- Content Checking—Monitor content to thwart hacking attempts
- Free: 50 URLs, 5 servers/FTPs/ICMPs, 10 parameters per server
- Premium: $5 a month, 100 URLs, 10 servers/FTPs/ICMPs, 20 parameters per server
- Advanced: $20 a month, 200 URLs, 50 servers/FTPs/ICMPs, unlimited monitoring history
- Variable monthly rate, Unlimited URLs, Unlimited servers/FTPs/ICMPs, Customizable features