Website Monitoring Prices Compared

04 Mar 2020

**UPDATE 4 Mar 2020**

The comparison for 2020 has been completed. You can skip straight to the results for 2020, view the 2019 results or read on to see how we ranked the sites...

We compared every available website monitoring service by price. A comparison of each service was made by:

1) the price of the cheapest Pro plan

2) the price to monitor 10 websites

3) the price to monitor 100 websites

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Ranking by Cheapest Pro Plan

Sites were ranked according to their cheapest available Pro plan. We haven't included Free plans in the comparison, however here is a feature comparison of Free vs Pro plans which shows the kind of features to expect from a decent Pro plan.

US dollars were used for the comparison. For sites that only accept other currencies, prices were converted by the exchange rate on Google Finance on 3rd Mar 2020.

Where a cheaper price was available by paying yearly, the annual cost divided by 12 was used for comparison.

Price, Features & Quality

This is a price comparison article.

However... it is worth remembering that price is not the only factor to take into account when choosing a website monitoring service (or any service).

Features and quality are also important. We haven't reviewed these here because feature reviews can be very subjective. Since we provide one of the website monitoring services in the comparison it is vital that the results are unbiased. Therefore we chose a measure that was hard to argue with - price.

That being said we did notice that the price of the service seems to be totally uncorrelated to the quality and features provided. Some of the cheapest services provide higher quality than other more expensive competitors. On the flip side, some of the cheap options are very poor indeed!

But we'll let you decide on quality yourselves... here are our website monitoring plans including the full list of features.

Below are the top 10 sites or skip straight to the full list...

cheap website monitoring comparison 2020


Which Monitoring Sites Were Included?

Initially we viewed every website monitoring service available online - there were 170 at the time of writing!

We excluded very expensive services, sites that clearly had problems and any monitoring software that needed installation on your server. This reduced the number of sites considerably - 41 monitoring services made it through to the final results.

Cheap Monitoring Only

Sites with a cheapest plan costing $10/month or more were excluded since they can't be considered low-price.

Free plans were not included because we wanted to compare applications with Pro features.

Also excluded were "Pro" plans that don't provide anything more than the average Free plan. For example, "Pro" plans with monitoring intervals of greater than 1 minute, with alerts only available via email or with monitoring from only one location were not included.

Sites which don't provide prices on their website or which require the customer to contact them to receive a price weren't included either.

Working Sites Only

We excluded a few sites that clearly have problems: if the site didn't load, the SSL certificate was invalid or Google warned us that it contained malware then we didn't include it.

Also, we didn't include sites that are in Beta testing.

External Monitoring Services Only

This comparison is for external monitoring services, so we didn't include software that requires installation on the customer's server.

2020 Results

This year's results highlighted some interesting trends...

More Monitoring Services: the total number of website monitoring services has increased from 158 in 2019 to 170 in 2020.

Fewer Quality Budget Services: the total number of services that made the final results decreased from 55 in 2019 to 41 in 2020. This was due to price increases, some services closing and slightly stricter rules compared to 2019 (i.e. the requirement for monitoring to be available from multiple locations).

Price Increases: a considerable number of monitoring service providers increased prices so they no longer fall in the budget range of under $10 per month. For example Pingdom increased it's entry price for monitoring one website from $7.95 in 2019 to a whopping $39.68 in 2020!

Full results are shown with prices in US dollars per month and sorted by price, lowest first:

Monitoring Service

 

Cheapest Plan

10 Monitors

100 Monitors

Currencies

1) Downtime Monkey

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.48

10 Monitors: $1.51

100 Monitors: $6.08

Currencies: $, €, £ +120

2) Agent Slug

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.49

10 Monitors: $4.89

100 Monitors: $48.92

Currencies:

3) Updown

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.66

10 Monitors: $6.52

100 Monitors: $65.15

Currencies: €, Ƀ

4) Copper Egg

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.80

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $80.00

Currencies: $

5) Admin Labs

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.89

10 Monitors: $8.93

100 Monitors: $89.28

Currencies: $

6) Ping My Site

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.99

10 Monitors: $9.90

100 Monitors: $99.00

Currencies: $

7) Monitor2

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.00

10 Monitors: $5.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

8) Uptime Pal

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $100.00

Currencies: $

9) Cloud Radar

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.20

10 Monitors: $12.00

100 Monitors: $120.00

Currencies: $, €

10) Mon Tools

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.50

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

11) Observery

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.95

10 Monitors: $1.95

100 Monitors: $4.95

Currencies: $

12) Vigil

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.99

10 Monitors: $19.99

100 Monitors: $199.00

Currencies: $

13) Binary Canary

 

Cheapest Plan: $2.00

10 Monitors: $5.00

100 Monitors: $20.00

Currencies: $

14) Monitoring Me

 

Cheapest Plan: $2.36

10 Monitors: $5.40

100 Monitors: $11.85

Currencies: £

15) Statusoid

 

Cheapest Plan: $3.49

10 Monitors: $34.90

100 Monitors: $349.00

Currencies: $

16) Cloud Probes

 

Cheapest Plan: $3.60

10 Monitors: $7.20

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

17) Ping Monit

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.16

10 Monitors: $4.16

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

18) Uptime Robot

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.50

10 Monitors: $4.50

100 Monitors: $7.40

Currencies: $

19) Super Monitoring

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.91

10 Monitors: $24.91

100 Monitors: contact

Currencies:

20) Pingoscope

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $9.95

Currencies: $

21) Up Ninja

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.99

10 Monitors: $4.99

100 Monitors: $24.99

Currencies: $

22) API Checker

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.99

10 Monitors: $4.99

100 Monitors: $49.99

Currencies: $

23) Online Or Not

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $5.00

100 Monitors: $99.00

Currencies: $

24) Ops Dash

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $100.00

Currencies: $

25) Oh Dear

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.56

10 Monitors: $22.24

100 Monitors: $111.18

Currencies:

26) Uptime Checker

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.00

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: $50.00

Currencies: $

27) Hitflow

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.66

10 Monitors: $6.66

100 Monitors: $55.58

Currencies:

28) Server Guard 24

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.90

10 Monitors: $23.90

100 Monitors: $129.90

Currencies: $

29) Pingniner

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

30) Observu

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.95

10 Monitors: $14.99

100 Monitors: $169.00

Currencies: $

31) Do You Check

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.00

10 Monitors: $20.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $, €, £

32) Yup Timer

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.00

10 Monitors: $7.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

33) Site 24x7

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.00

10 Monitors: $7.00

100 Monitors: $71.00

Currencies: $

34) Pingrely

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.08

10 Monitors: $7.08

100 Monitors: $47.92

Currencies: $

35) Uptime Doctor

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.95

10 Monitors: $7.95

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

36) Anturis

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $76.00

Currencies: $

37) Are My Sites Up

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $32.00

100 Monitors: $192.00

Currencies: $

38) NodePing

 

Cheapest Plan: 8.00

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: $15.00

Currencies: $

39) Pinometer

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $64.00

Currencies: $

40) Uptimia

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.00

10 Monitors: $9.00

100 Monitors: $79.00

Currencies: $

41) Alertra

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $20.00

Currencies: $

2019 Results

US dollars were used for the comparison. For sites that only accept other currencies, prices were converted by the exchange rate on Google Finance on 5th June 2019.

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Monitoring Service

 

Cheapest Plan

10 Monitors

100 Monitors

Currencies

1) Downtime Monkey

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.48

10 Monitors: $1.51

100 Monitors: $6.08

Currencies: $, €, £ +120

2) Agent Slug

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.50

10 Monitors: $5.03

100 Monitors: $50.27

Currencies:

3) Monitoring Me

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.54

10 Monitors: $5.40

100 Monitors: $54.00

Currencies: £

4) Updown

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.66

10 Monitors: $6.59

100 Monitors: $65.93

Currencies: €, Ƀ

5) Admin Labs

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.89

10 Monitors: $8.92

100 Monitors: $89.28

Currencies: $

6) Ping My Site

 

Cheapest Plan: $0.99

10 Monitors: $9.90

100 Monitors: $99.00

Currencies: $

7) Monitor2

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.00

10 Monitors: $5.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

8) Upmon

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $100.00

Currencies: $

9) Uptime Pal

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $100.00

Currencies: $

10) Cloud Radar

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.20

10 Monitors: $12.00

100 Monitors: $120.00

Currencies: $, €

11) Down Notifier

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.25

10 Monitors: $1.25

100 Monitors: $28.05

Currencies: $

12) MonTools

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.25

10 Monitors: $10.71

100 Monitors: $107.00

Currencies: $

13) Server Check

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.25

10 Monitors: $4.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

14) Vigil

 

Cheapest Plan: $1.99

10 Monitors: $19.90

100 Monitors: $199.00

Currencies: $

15) Statusoid

 

Cheapest Plan: $2.75

10 Monitors: $14.90

100 Monitors: $136.40

Currencies: $

16) Noty

 

Cheapest Plan: $3.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $10.00

Currencies: $

17) Do You Check

 

Cheapest Plan: $3.00

10 Monitors: $20.00

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $, €, £

18) Upski

 

Cheapest Plan: $3.99

10 Monitors: $3.99

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

19) Ping Monit

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.16

10 Monitors: $4.16

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

20) Uptime Robot

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.50

10 Monitors: $4.50

100 Monitors: $7.40

Currencies: $

21) Port Monitor

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.54

10 Monitors: $4.54

100 Monitors: $33.29

Currencies: $

22) API Checker

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.58

10 Monitors: $4.58

100 Monitors: $44.92

Currencies: $

23) Super Monitoring

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.59

10 Monitors: $24.28

100 Monitors: contact

Currencies:

24) Pingoscope

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $9.95

Currencies: $

25) Got Site Monitor

 

Cheapest Plan: $4.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

26) Binary Canary

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $5.00

100 Monitors: $20.00

Currencies: $

27) R-U-ON

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $9.99

100 Monitors: $25.00

Currencies: $

28) OpsDash

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $10.00

100 Monitors: $100.00

Currencies: $

29) WebGazer

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.00

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: contact

Currencies: $

30) Oh Dear

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.17

10 Monitors: $20.68

100 Monitors: $103.36

Currencies:

31) AppBeat

 

Cheapest Plan: $5.62

10 Monitors: $5.62

100 Monitors: $56.29

Currencies:

32) Uptime Checker

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.00

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: $50.00

Currencies: $

33) Turbo Monitoring

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.69

10 Monitors: $66.38

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies:

34) Server Guard 24

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.90

10 Monitors: $23.90

100 Monitors: $129.90

Currencies: $

35) Observu

 

Cheapest Plan: $6.95

10 Monitors: $14.99

100 Monitors: $169.00

Currencies: $

36) WatchSumo

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.00

10 Monitors: $21.00

100 Monitors: contact

Currencies: $

37) Pingrely

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.08

10 Monitors: $7.08

100 Monitors: $47.92

Currencies: $

38) Pingdom

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.95

10 Monitors: $7.95

100 Monitors: $131.00

Currencies: $ + contact

39) Uptime Doctor

 

Cheapest Plan: $7.95

10 Monitors: $7.95

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies: $

40) Uptime

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $64.00

Currencies: $

40) Pinometer

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $64.00

Currencies: $

42) Anturis

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $8.00

100 Monitors: $76.00

Currencies: $

43) NodePing

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $15.00

100 Monitors: $15.00

Currencies: $

44) Are My Sites Up

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.00

10 Monitors: $32.00

100 Monitors: $192.00

Currencies: $

45) WebMon

 

Cheapest Plan: $8.33

10 Monitors: $33.33

100 Monitors: $79.17

Currencies: $

46) Ping Stack

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.00

10 Monitors: $9.00

100 Monitors: $49.00

Currencies: $

47) Uptimia

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.00

10 Monitors: $9.00

100 Monitors: $79.00

Currencies: $

48) Site 24x7

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.00

10 Monitors: $9.00

100 Monitors: $89.00

Currencies: $

49) Macro Wave

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.40

10 Monitors: $9.40

100 Monitors: n/a

Currencies:

50) Host Tracker

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.92

10 Monitors: $9.92

100 Monitors: $74.92

Currencies: $

51) Alertra

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $20.00

Currencies: $

52) Monitor Fox

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $59.95

Currencies: $

53) Happy Apps

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.95

10 Monitors: $9.95

100 Monitors: $199.95

Currencies: $

54) Let’s Monitor

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.99

10 Monitors: $9.99

100 Monitors: $9.99

Currencies: $

55) Candum

 

Cheapest Plan: $9.99

10 Monitors: $9.99

100 Monitors: $89.99

Currencies: $

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