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Recommend website monitoring service

ShurshukaShurshuka Member

Hi guys

Could you please share your website monitoring services usage experience?
I need to check HTTP(S)/DNS services and get alert via email and sms.
What do you use? What can you recommend?
I liked Pingdom features, but it’s UI - is to slow and difficult to use.

Thanks in advance.

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  • HetrixTools seems to work fairly well from my limited experiences(2-3 days usage) of it.

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  • MasonRMasonR Member

    UptimeRobot or HetrixTools would do the job nicely

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  • HetrixTools

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  • FHRFHR Member, Provider

    UptimeRobot

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  • @FHR said:
    UptimeRobot

    This was a typo. He meant HetrixTools.

  • FHRFHR Member, Provider

    Crandolph said: This was a typo. He meant *******.

    What? I meant *******?

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  • lemonlemon Member

    i use the free account of nixstats for some servers

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    i did NAT

  • beaglebeagle Member

    +1 HetrixTools

    And they are running a 50% offer at the moment in the March Madness thread. @HBAndrei

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  • HBAndreiHBAndrei Member, Provider

    Thanks everyone for the recommandation, and @beagle for the tag. I'm really glad you're all enjoying the service.
    Cheers.

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  • WSSWSS Member

    Hetrix is pretty good.

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  • defaultdefault Member
    edited March 9

    Another vote for HetrixTools

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

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  • @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 9

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

    That's good. OP was asking for suggestions, I wanted to give suggestions that people haven't mentioned and that I have used myself. On Hetrix pricing page it says 5 monitors for free, StatusCake has no limit on free monitors.

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  • NeoonNeoon Member

    60s is the highest you should go, 300s can easy miss short downtimes, 10s is for the insane people like me.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 9

    @Neoon said:
    60s is the highest you should go, 300s can easy miss short downtimes, 10s is for the insane people like me.

    Would be good for people who don't run critical sites like billing/shopping/news (and don't want to pay for monitoring). They just want to be sure their site doesn't go down because of host issues. I used to use StatusCake 5 minute checks for public monitoring and use backend software for 60s TCP/UDP monitoring on all of my servers. Still do, along with Nixstats now.

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  • NeoonNeoon Member

    @MikeA said:

    @Neoon said:
    60s is the highest you should go, 300s can easy miss short downtimes, 10s is for the insane people like me.

    Would be good for people who don't run critical sites like billing/shopping/news (and don't want to pay for monitoring). They just want to be sure their site doesn't go down because of host issues. I used to use StatusCake 5 minute checks for public monitoring and use backend software for 60s TCP/UDP monitoring on all of my servers. Still do, along with Nixstats now.

    True, better then nothing.

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  • @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

    That's good. OP was asking for suggestions, I wanted to give suggestions that people haven't mentioned and that I have used myself. On Hetrix pricing page it says 5 monitors for free, StatusCake has no limit on free monitors.

    5 minute downtime checking is arguably useless though. In many cases a downtime could be missed.

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  • JonchunJonchun Member, Provider

    @Crandolph said:
    5 minute downtime checking is arguably useless though. In many cases a downtime could be missed.

    And for probably 99%+ of content on the web, if the downtime is missed because it lasted shorter than 5 minutes... who cares?

  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 9

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

    That's good. OP was asking for suggestions, I wanted to give suggestions that people haven't mentioned and that I have used myself. On Hetrix pricing page it says 5 monitors for free, StatusCake has no limit on free monitors.

    5 minute downtime checking is arguably useless though. In many cases a downtime could be missed.

    Of course, it's not meant for everybody, but for many people a minute or two of downtime isn't a big problem. They aren't hosting clients or have something that businesses depend on. "downtime could be missed" -- Sure, if that happens the person wanting free monitoring probably could care less. If it's just a 2-3 minute downtime it's probably just a problem with the host network anyways that the person can't do anything about.

    Your argument is dumb and pointless. I gave a good (and very popular outside of LET) free suggestion.

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  • CrandolphCrandolph Member
    edited March 9

    @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

    That's good. OP was asking for suggestions, I wanted to give suggestions that people haven't mentioned and that I have used myself. On Hetrix pricing page it says 5 monitors for free, StatusCake has no limit on free monitors.

    5 minute downtime checking is arguably useless though. In many cases a downtime could be missed.

    Of course, it's not meant for everybody, but for many people a minute or two of downtime isn't a big problem. They aren't hosting clients or have something that businesses depend on. "downtime could be missed" -- Sure, if that happens the person wanting free monitoring probably could care less. If it's just a 2-3 minute downtime it's probably just a problem with the host network anyways that the person can't do anything about.

    Your argument is dumb and pointless. I gave a good (and very popular outside of LET) free suggestion.
    @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    @MikeA said:
    StatusCake has free 5 minute checks. I used to use them but switched to NixStats.

    Hetrix has free 1 minute checks though.

    That's good. OP was asking for suggestions, I wanted to give suggestions that people haven't mentioned and that I have used myself. On Hetrix pricing page it says 5 monitors for free, StatusCake has no limit on free monitors.

    5 minute downtime checking is arguably useless though. In many cases a downtime could be missed.

    Of course, it's not meant for everybody, but for many people a minute or two of downtime isn't a big problem. They aren't hosting clients or have something that businesses depend on. "downtime could be missed" -- Sure, if that happens the person wanting free monitoring probably could care less. If it's just a 2-3 minute downtime it's probably just a problem with the host network anyways that the person can't do anything about.

    Your argument is dumb and pointless. I gave a good (and very popular outside of LET) free suggestion.

    Nixstats is entirely different than a simple automatic ping tool. If Pingdom is too complicated, do you really think he wants Nixstats for a simple ping?

    Hetrix would be the better, simpler, and cheaper alternative.

    EDIT: And to add onto that, what's the point in doing something half ass? Don't monitor downtime unless you want an actual accurate representation. A 5 minute interval isn't accurate at all.

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  • niconico Member

    I use UptimeRobot but had must place some own monitoring scripts on a handful VPS as UptimeRobot don't catch every outage or send many False downs last months.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 9

    @Crandolph said:

    Nixstats is entirely different than a simple automatic ping tool. If Pingdom is too complicated, do you really think he wants Nixstats for a simple ping?

    Hetrix would be the better, simpler, and cheaper alternative.

    EDIT: And to add onto that, what's the point in doing something half ass? Don't monitor downtime unless you want an actual accurate representation. A 5 minute interval isn't accurate at all.

    You were complaining about the 5 minute free checks I suggested on StatusCake. Their UI is very well designed and easy to use, one reason OP was looking for an alternative. I never once said HetrixTools was bad, I have used it myself, I was suggested something else that hasn't been recommended yet and that I have experience using. Again, you're complaining about a dumb subject that doesn't matter. You can keep arguing, but I'm not going to feed onto you anymore.

    Your avatar is what I think of your face as being right now.

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  • @MikeA said:

    @Crandolph said:

    Nixstats is entirely different than a simple automatic ping tool. If Pingdom is too complicated, do you really think he wants Nixstats for a simple ping?

    Hetrix would be the better, simpler, and cheaper alternative.

    EDIT: And to add onto that, what's the point in doing something half ass? Don't monitor downtime unless you want an actual accurate representation. A 5 minute interval isn't accurate at all.

    You were complaining about the 5 minute free checks I suggested on StatusCake. Their UI is very well designed and easy to use, one reason OP was looking for an alternative. I never once said HetrixTools was bad, I have used it myself, I was suggested something else that hasn't been recommended yet and that I have experience using. Again, you're complaining about a dumb subject that doesn't matter. You can keep arguing, but I'm not going to feed onto you anymore.

    Your avatar is what I think of your face as being right now.

    Oops, meant StatusCake. They both have 5 minute intervals for the free plan anyways. Sorry. It was posted above somewhere and I had it in my head at the time.

    I don't think any of the above are bad. Hetrix is simply the clear cut solution for OP in this case though.

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  • Hetrix, excellent product and they have been good to LET. win/win.

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  • krenkenkrenken Member

    @Mark_O_Polo said:
    Hetrix, excellent product and they have been good to LET. win/win.

    agreed

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  • mnasonovmnasonov Member

    @Shurshuka hello

    Just few days ago we introduced our new website monitoring service.
    I know that a lot of people from this forum use Zilore as there DNS provider.
    Now we offer free life time monitoring service plan for first beta users.
    Check it :)

  • EHRAEHRA Member

    I am monitoring only my personal website, so nixstats.com is meeting my needs well. I did not know hetrixtools.com, but it also seems like an excellent option.

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  • GodsGods Member
    edited March 10

    My vouch for nixtstats, they have nice monitoring and free status page.

    Staff is very responsive and polite.

    Great service.

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  • I signed up on hetrixtools for the free double account during the blackfriday deals last year and my experience is super great, even for the free acct.

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  • I signed up on hetrixtools for the free double account during the blackfriday deals last year and my experience is super great, even for the free acct.

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    LET it be. WPCent

  • @Ustalla said:
    Pingdom? Lol

    @Ustalla What's wrong with Pingdom?

  • UstallaUstalla Member

    @Shurshuka said:

    @Ustalla said:
    Pingdom? Lol

    @Ustalla What's wrong with Pingdom?

    Nothing at all

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  • imokimok Member

    Hetrixtools.com customer here. There are some UI details I don't like but it's and excellent tool.

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  • manlivomanlivo Member

    I'm using UptimeRobot.

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  • @Shurshuka said:
    Hi guys

    Could you please share your website monitoring services usage experience?
    I need to check HTTP(S)/DNS services and get alert via email and sms.
    What do you use? What can you recommend?
    I liked Pingdom features, but it’s UI - is to slow and difficult to use.

    Thanks in advance.

    Hetrix is good

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  • GravelyGravely Member

    have used NixStats.com in the past but recently switched over to HetrixTools.com Both solid services

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  • ShurshukaShurshuka Member
    edited March 12

    Hi guys

    Thanks for the feedbacks!
    Hetrixtools does not support DNS checks (only HTTP/SMTP/TCP(?)).
    I think I will try Zilore Monitoring service, it's free and has all necessary checks type for me.

  • atomiatomi Member

    I've also used Nixstats while it was beta, after that switched to Hetrixtools. Hetrix is good

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  • +1 for Hetrixtools. I like the lightweight server monitor (which can be installed along with site monitoring where services are monitored)

    @mnasonov : Signed up to try this out (you can never have enough monitoring services :P). Once logged in, a lot of the column headings are in Russian. Makes it harder to navigate as well. (This is inspite of choosing "English" at the time of logging in)

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @HBAndrei won't do you wrong.

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    I won't be back until @bsdguy is released.

  • sinsin Member

    I use Uptime Doctor, you get 5 free 60s checks from multiple locations

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  • vimalwarevimalware Member
    edited March 13

    I use the free 10check addon available to Onepoundwebhosting customers. (9- or 10 POPs, zero false positives to date. )

    If you want to pay for it, it's pretty cheap right now compared to the alternatives (50 checks for 1.5 GBP/mo).
    (SMS credits can be purchased optionally; I just use email alerts )

    For API alerts, supported options are WebHook, PagerDuty, HipChat, Boxcar, Campfire.

    I'm sure Stuart would add Slack if you asked.

    Only con is hitting Delete on your configured 'checks' can cause the page to timeout. (but will be deleted on the back-end once the mongo cluster syncs after data delete; this should probably be made asynchronous to the web-frontend)

    Screenshot (DNS check) : https://i.imgur.com/etJmgPF.png

    I've been using this since Nov 2014 without interruption.

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  • WHTWHT Member

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  • launchvpslaunchvps Member, Provider

    Site24x7 is a reasonably priced solution that monitors lots of different technologies. In addition to SMS and email, they provide phone calling for no additional fee.

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  • @mnasonov said:

    Just few days ago we introduced our new website monitoring service.
    Now we offer free life time monitoring service plan for first beta users.
    Check it :)

    Thank you for this. I've been testing for a few weeks and your alerts reach me faster than my current one.

    I also like how you group together uptime notifications.
    It's useful to quickly spot patterns, like network issues with same upstream datacenter.

    Plus, hey. You can't beat free earlybird grandfathered accounts !

  • BBTNBBTN Member

    @mnasonov said:

    Just few days ago we introduced our new website monitoring service.
    I know that a lot of people from this forum use Zilore as there DNS provider.
    Now we offer free life time monitoring service plan for first beta users.
    Check it :)

    Thank you. Just an FYI: the search button on the notification tab looks Cyrillic to me. :)

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