07 Nov 2019

We've just made our Pro Plans available to all EU individuals. Previously our paid services were only available in the EU to VAT registered businesses, now they are available to everyone.

Read on to find out why...

EU flag

Taxes Rules in 2017

We've always aimed to provide Downtime Monkey worldwide and when we first set things up in 2017 we had a really useful consultation with Scottish Enterprise who helped us hugely by providing expert information on international tax rules.

You see, services that are 100% electronic are taxed differently from physical products or services. The main difference is that some countries collect tax in the country of the customer, as opposed to the country of the business that provides the service.

As a small, early stage start-up it was impractical to register for VAT in lots of different countries. Luckily though, most countries have a 'de minimus' - a minimum turnover below which companies are exempt from VAT.

Unfortunately at the time the EU had no de minimus. There was a scheme called VAT MOSS that would have made things slightly simpler but it was still too much red tape in our particular situation.

The Imperfect Solution

All wasn't lost though and we really wanted to supply our Pro plans to EU customers. The best option was to provide paid services to EU businesses that were VAT registered - the VAT could then be zero-rated and reverse charged.

This still wasn't perfect. Only VAT registered businesses had access to our Pro services while EU individuals only had access to our Free plans. Also, business customers had to input their VAT number which added friction to the payment process.

Over time we gained a lot of Free users in the EU (thank you!) but just a handful of EU Pro users (big thank you!). It was clear that the solution was not perfect.

Rule Changes 2019

Earlier this week we looked again to see if there was a better solution, and there was...

It turns out that a tax rule change came into effect on 1st January 2019. Now a de minimus of €10,000 does apply in the EU!

We have to admit that we dropped the ball on this in that we didn't find out about the rule change until 10 months after it happened. But better late than never.

Paid Services Now Available EU Wide

Implementing the changes were straightforward. It was just a case of changing a few fields in a database and we are now accepting payments from individuals in the EU.

If you're an existing EU business customer your subscription will stay the same as before - there is no need to change anything.

We're really happy that we can now provide Pro Plans to EU individuals - check them out here.

 

31 Oct 2019

Customers have recently requested more options for custom alert times and repeat alert times. We've implemented the requests and added some extra options. Read on to see the details...

alert meerkats

New Custom Alert Times

With Downtime Monkey's custom alert feature you can set the time that a site must remain down before alerts are sent. Previously the longest setting was 1 hour but customers have requested options for up to 4 hours.

We've added three new settings: 2, 3 and 4 hours so, if you want, you can now set your monitors to hold-off on alerts unless your website goes down for 4 hours.

The full list of alert options are: instant, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180 or 240 minutes.

For more information see the custom downtime alerts post.

New Repeat Alert Times

Each monitor can also be set up to send repeat alerts if a website stays down for a prolonged period. Previously the longest repeat alert setting was 24 hours but we've had requests for options up to 3 days.

We've added two new repeat alert settings: 48 and 72 hours so you can now set your monitors to alert you repeatedly every 3 days if a website remains down.

The full list of alert options are: 10, 20 and 30 minutes, 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 or 72 hours.

A big thank you to customers who have submitted feature requests - you help us improve Downtime Monkey!

 

16 Oct 2019

At the end of last week we changed to a new SMS provider for all text messages to phones in the United States. The reason for the change was that some US networks (e.g. AT&T) had been blocking SMSs sent by the previous system.

This meant that although messages were delivered successfully to the network they weren't getting through to the user's phone.

No Alerts Missed

If it's possible to have an upside to this kind of thing, it was that no-one missed any alerts. This was down to our 'test SMS' feature.

Before setting up SMS alerts, the 'test SMS' feature enabled affected users to see that texts weren't getting through to them, so they set up alerts via email or Slack instead. Not perfect by any means but better than missed alerts.

message in bottle


New System

After sourcing a new provider that specialised in deliverability to all US networks we undertook a period of testing before integrating their API into our messaging system. Text messages to US phones now go through the new supplier while texts to other countries remain the same as before.

So, if you're a US user who previously couldn't receive SMSs, login and send a 'test SMS' now - it should be received successfully.

If you'd like a few free SMS credits to send a test message, contact us through the Support page and we'll add them to your account.

Finally, a big thank you to the users who brought this to our attention and helped us fix the problem and improve the service.

 

02 Oct 2019

A few months ago we published a price comparison blog which compared every available website monitoring service on price. In this post, we ignore price completely and provide an in-depth feature comparison between Pro and Free services.

This post is intended to compliment our Plans page by providing a detailed comparison between Pro and Free features...

1) Monitoring Locations

Pro:  6 locations: Oregon, Montreal, London, Frankfurt, Mumbai, Sydney

Free: 1 location: London

global website monitoring locations

Pro Plan Locations

free website monitoring locations

Free Plan Locations

Global Monitoring Explained

The main advantage of monitoring from multiple locations is the elimination of false positive downtimes.

Sometimes, a website appears down (even though it is actually up) because the network is down between the web server and the user that requests the site. This is a false positive downtime.

Pro monitors can be set to double-check all downtimes from servers around the globe ensuring that false positives are prevented.

Pro Advantages

  • Choose monitoring locations
  • No false positive downtimes
  • No false alerts
  • More accurate uptime stats

2) Uptime Stats & Downtime Logs

Pro: 

    Stats: 3 decimal places, 24hrs, 7days, 30days, 90days, 1yrs, 2yrs

    Logs:  all downtimes, start time, end time, duration, http code, explanation

Free:

    Stats: 1 decimal place, 24hrs, 7days, 30days, 60days

    Logs : not available

pro stats and logs

Pro Stats & Logs

free stats

Free Stats

Accuracy & Detail

Global monitoring (see above) means that Pro stats are incredibly accurate and uptime can be shown to 3 decimal places (e.g. 99.999%) while Free uptime stats are shown to 1 decimal place (e.g. 99.9%).

All stats and logs are kept for 2 years on Pro plans and every individual downtime is available, along with the reason for the downtime. This can help when troubleshooting server problems.

Pro Advantages

  • 2 years of stats and logs
  • Uptime stats accurate to 3 decimal places
  • Every individual downtime is logged
  • View the reason for each downtime

3) Alert Settings

Pro: 

    Email: on/off, set alert time, choose email

    SMS:  on/off, set alert time, repeat alerts, choose phone number, rate limit

    Slack: on/off, set alert time, repeat alerts, rate limit

Free:

    Email, SMS, Slack: on/off

pro website monitor settings

Pro Monitor Settings

set SMS rate limit

Pro Rate Limiting of Alerts

free website monitor settings

Free Monitor Settings

Tailor Your Alerts To Your Needs

Pro settings allow alerts to be sent when a site stays down for x minutes. This prevents getting alerts when a site goes down very briefly.

Rate limiting of alerts is available on Pro plans. This is a really useful feature for users who manage multiple websites on the same server - it prevents being bombarded with alerts if the whole sever goes down.

Pro Advantages

  • Flexible monitoring to fit your needs
  • Don't receive alerts for very short downtimes (unless you want to)
  • Limit the number of SMSs and Slack alerts per hour
  • Multiple email addresses and phone numbers in one account

4) Response Time Monitoring

Pro:  logs & graphs: every minute (24hrs), hourly (7days), daily (2yrs)

Free: logs & graphs: every 3-minutes (24hrs), daily (2days)

pro response time graphs

Pro Response Time Graphs

free response time graphs

Free Response Time Graphs

Response Time Monitoring Explained

When Downtime Monkey sends a request to a website, it records the time the site takes to respond.

This means you can tell whether your site is running quickly or slowly.

You can view records of past response time in the form or pretty graphs and you can also see each individual response time.

Pro Advantages

  • Response times logged every minute
  • Hourly average response times
  • Daily average response times for 2 years - see long term patterns

5) Content (Keyword) Monitoring

Pro:  monitor websites for content changes

Free: not available

Pro content monitoring settings

Pro Content Monitoring Settings

Pro content monitoring logs

Pro Content Monitoring Logs

How Content Monitoring Works

You supply a keyword phrase from your website. Downtime Monkey checks the source code of the webpage to make sure that it contains the keyword phrase that you have supplied.

If the site is up but the keyword phrase isn't there - an alert is sent.

Pro Advantages

  • Get alerted if the content of your website changes unexpectedly
  • Catch on-page errors such as database errors
  • Catch hacked websites where the attacker replaces your content with their own
  • Content monitoring logs for 2 years

6) Bulk Manage Monitors

Pro:  bulk add monitors, bulk import from CSV, bulk edit settings, bulk delete

Free: not available

pro bulk add monitors via CSV

Pro Bulk Import Monitors

Pro bulk edit monitor settings

Pro Bulk Edit Monitor Settings

Pro bulk delete monitors

Pro Bulk Delete Monitors

Save Time

Pro users can bulk manage their monitors. This is a great time saver for users who manage a lot of monitors.

Multiple monitors can be added at once either using a comma separated list or importing from a CSV file. All monitor settings can be changed at once with the bulk edit feature.

Pro Advantages

  • Save time when managing multiple monitors
  • Add, edit and delete monitors in bulk

7) Monitoring Frequency

Pro:  every minute

Free: every 3 minutes

Downtime Monkey checks that sites are up by sending an http request to the website and checking the response is correct.

Websites on Pro plans are checked every minute while websites on the Free plan are checked every 3 minutes.

Pro Advantages

  • Downtimes observed faster
  • More accurate uptime stats & logs
  • More frequent response time logging
  • Get alerted quickly when your site goes down

8) Number of Websites

Pro:  flexible plans to monitor from 1 to 1000 websites

Free: up to 60 websites

All Pro plans, no matter how small, have all the Pro features. The price of a Pro plan is dictated by the number of websites you can monitor.

Pro plans are: 1, 10, 30, 50, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 750 and 1000.

Pro Advantages

  • Monitor more than 60 websites
  • Monitor fewer than 60 websites with all the Pro features

9) Free SMS Alerts

Pro:  free SMS credits, reduced price extra SMS credits

Free: not available

Pro users with annual subscriptions receive free SMS credits on sign-up.

Pro1 = 5, Pro10 = 10, Pro30 = 25, Pro50 = 30, Pro100 = 40, Pro150 = 50, Pro200 = 60, Pro300 = 80, Pro400 = 100, Pro500 = 120, Pro750 = 160, Pro1000 = 200.

Pro users can purchase extra credits at reduced prices.

Pro Advantages

  • Free SMS credits for annual subscriptions on sign-up
  • Reduced prices on extra credits
 

09 Sep 2019

The Downtime Monkey payments system looks super simple but behind the scenes it's not trivial...

  There are 12 Pro plans, each in over 130 currencies giving a total of more than 1500 different subscription plans.

  There are options to upgrade or downgrade with pro-rata costs being calculated on the fly as well as options to change payment methods, auto renew and cancel subscriptions.

  There are also one-time payments for 5 different bundles of SMS alerts, again in over 130 currencies with prices calculated in real time using current global exchange rates.

  The system also handles tax laws in different countries, both for payments by individuals and businesses.

This took several months to develop in 2017 and we're proud to say it worked like clockwork. So when we learned that we'd have to redevelop the system to comply with new SCA regulations you can understand that we weren't overcome with enthusiasm...

climbing the code mountain


What Is SCA?

We'll forgive you if this is the first you've heard of SCA - it's largely flown under the radar compared with the hype of, say, GDPR.

SCA is Strong Customer Authentication and it is soon to be required when taking online payments from customers in the EU.

In theory this means that customers will have to provide two of the following: something only they know (e.g. a pin code), something only they possess (e.g. a private key) or something which identifies who they are (e.g. a fingerprint).

In practice (unless you want to reinvent the wheel while simultaneously causing customers extra hassle) it means implementing "frictionless authentication" via 3D secure 2 or a similar auth process.

Why The Change?

The reasoning behind the new regulations is to reduce online fraud and increase payment security. A noble cause.

However, the work required for small businesses is considerable - it took a full two weeks for us to implement changes to our payment system. Being developers, we were lucky enough to be able to make the changes ourselves but for small businesses who need to hire developers costs would run to thousands.

Also, the system before worked well. To prevent fraud we make use of Stripe Radar, which leverages machine learning to prevent fraudulent payments going through. We also give each payment a 'human check' to make sure it looks legitimate. Using these safeguards there have been exactly zero fraudulent payments accepted at Downtime Monkey.

Further, if a fraudulent payment did get through the we'd be forced to pick up the bill and the card used would be refunded.

When Will Regulations Be Introduced?

Regulations were originally due to be introduced on Saturday 14th September, 2019. The plan was that after Saturday, payments from customers' cards that required authentication would be declined unless SCA was provided.

A wise man once said "the only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency" and in this case he's been proved true...

Some last minute backtracking has taken place and enforcement of SCA has now be postponed by many national regulators. All countries that have responded have opted for a delay of up to 18 months - responses are still ongoing and the latest information can be found here.

New Payments System

Despite the announced delays we have gone ahead and updated the main payment pages on Downtime Monkey to be SCA compliant.

Both one-time payments and payments for new subscriptions have been updated.

We haven't yet updated pages for upgrades, downgrades or card changes because our payment processor doesn't have a good solution in place for this yet. We will make sure these are updated by the date of the new deadline (expected March 2021).

Will I Notice The Difference?

Almost entirely no... all Downtime Monkey payment pages look exactly the same as before and if you already have a subscription, payments will continue as normal.

A very small number of EU customers may have their card authenticated using 3D secure in one extra step at checkout although we don't expect to see this happen until March 2021.

We're now happy to be back working on some features that you will actually notice! Watch this space...

 

08 Aug 2019

We've just released another major new feature - global monitoring locations!

We now provide website checks from 6 locations worldwide: Australia, Canada (east), Germany, India, UK and USA (west). Read on to see how it works, why it's useful and how to get started...

global website monitoring locations


How Does Global Monitoring Work?

We monitor all sites from our main server in the UK. A request is sent to the website that is being monitored and if it responds as 'down' then Downtime Monkey checks the site again from servers based in the monitoring locations around the globe.

If these requests also respond as 'down' then we can be sure that the site is down. Downtimes will be logged and alerts will be sent.

If at least one of these requests responds as 'up' then the downtime is overruled and the site is marked as 'up'.

Just one? Yes! Read on to find out why...

Website Down vs Network Down

If a website is actually down at the server then it will respond as 'down' no matter where you try to access it from.

However, sometimes a website appears down (when it is actually up) because the network is down between the server and the location that requests the site. "Ahhhhh - the internet is down!" :)

In this situation the website will appear down from certain locations but up from others. All the 'down' responses are false positives and should be overruled.

No False Alerts & More Accurate Uptime Stats

The major benefit of monitoring from multiple locations around the globe is the prevention of false positive alerts.

With global monitoring you'll only get alerted when it really matters!

Global monitoring also makes your uptime stats more accurate - false positives are ignored in a website's stats and logs.

Setting Up Global Monitoring Locations

1) Login to your Downtime Monkey account and select 'Locations' from the top menu.

2) Under 'Your Locations' check the boxes next to the locations that you wish to monitor from. Then click 'Update Locations'.

global monitoring checklist

That's all... were you expecting more? All your monitors will now be checked from these locations.

Off By Default

Global monitoring locations are off by default.

Some of our customers use IP address whitelisting on their servers and it was deemed important not to add checks from global IP addresses without an active decision from the customer.

IP Addresses of Global Servers

If you use IP address whitelisting on your server and want to add global monitoring simply add the relevant IP addresses from the list below:

13.239.127.181  Australia (Sydney)

52.60.202.11    Canada (Montreal)

3.120.66.176   Germany (Frankfurt)

13.235.107.253  India (Mumbai)

52.26.56.164    USA (Oregon))

Privacy & Your Data

To maximise privacy, no personal information is sent to remote servers.

The only data that is sent to servers outside London UK is the URL of the website that is being monitored and an ID which enables the main server to process the result.

Also, no information is stored on remote servers. The remote servers have no database and simply return the results to the main server.

New to Downtime Monkey? Get started here... you'll be monitoring in under 2 minutes!

 

04 Jul 2019

Ryan Glass, lead developer at Downtime Monkey and director of Big Toe Web Design gives us the recipe for his ideal downtime alert setup...

ingredients for recipe


Back in 2017, you originally developed Downtime Monkey as an in-house tool before making it available to the public. Do you still use it?

Yes! At Big Toe we use it for all our website monitoring.

As well as building sites, we manage the hosting of our client's websites and we monitor these to make sure that they are up and running round the clock.

How important is uptime to your clients?

That depends on the site/client. We maintain a range of sites - from simple static sites for small businesses, to e-commerce sites and more complex web apps.

We have three different 'tiers' of hosting and use a different hosting provider for each 'tier'. I assume that any client who pays for mid-range or high-end hosting considers uptime vital.

Do you use the same monitoring setup for all websites?

No - we set a different alert schedule for each tier:

For sites with budget shared hosting we set email and Slack alerts to be sent if the site stays down for 3 minutes, and SMS alerts if the site remains down for 10 minutes.

For sites using the high-end shared hosting there is a 99.9% uptime guarantee so we set email and Slack alerts to be sent if the site stays down for 2 minutes, and SMS alerts if the site remains down for 5 minutes.

For sites on VPSs and dedicated servers the host boasts 100% uptime although in reality it's a tiny bit short of this so we schedule email, Slack and SMS alerts if the site stays down for 1 minute.

downtime alerts custom setup

Why the longer alert delay for SMS compared to email and Slack?

That's down to lifestyle!

During working hours I'm at my desk most of the time so I'll usually see emails and Slack alerts as they come through. I set these alerts on a short delay so I'll get notified quickly if a site goes down.

However, if I'm in a meeting or at evenings/weekends I'll have emails turned off but I will get text messages. I don't want to be interrupted unless it's really important, hence the longer delay on SMS alerts.

Why do you duplicate email and Slack alerts if you set them to the same schedule?

There are a couple of reasons for this...

First, Slack alerts go to our team channel so if I miss an alert for some reason, say I'm completely off-grid, Jayne should have it covered.

Second, it is a good idea to have duplication when it comes to alerts. Email clients occasionally have problems and the Slack servers have, on rare occasions, gone down. However, the chances of both these things happening at the same time is incredibly low.

What other features do you use in your alert setup?

Rate limiting of alerts is useful for us...

We monitor websites for 30-40 clients and if a server goes down we could have 20 sites go down at once.

For email alerts this isn't a problem but I don't want 20 text messages to come through at the same time!

So I set the SMS rate limit to 3 alerts per hour - if I get 3 messages with sites on the same server going down I can be pretty confident that the server is down. To confirm this I'll log into Downtime Monkey and check the real-time display. Once the problem is fixed I'll usually keep one eye on the real-time display for the rest of the hour.

I also rate limit Slack alerts but not so harshly - the Slack limit is set at 20 alerts per hour.

Anything else alert related?

We use content (keyword) monitoring across the board too. If the content of a site changes unexpectedly I want to know!

The most common cause of this is a database problem. Then the page just shows errors on a white screen.

Another cause of content change is that the site has been hacked and the attacker has replaced the content with their own.

Thankfully, both of these problems are rare but if they do happen, we want to know immediately so all content monitoring alerts are sent instantly.

If you want to try Downtime Monkey for yourself sign up here... you'll be set up in under 2 minutes!

 

07 Jun 2019

We have 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

You can skip straight to the results or read on to see how we ranked the sites...

cheap cherries comparison


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 5th June 2019.

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


Which Monitoring Sites Were Included?

Initially we viewed every website monitoring service available online - there were 158 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 - 55 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. We'll be providing another comparison of free website monitoring very soon.

Also excluded were "Pro" plans that don't provide anything more than the average Free plan. For example, "Pro" plans with monitoring intervals of 5 minutes or alerts only available via email were not included. We've previously written a blog post that shows the kind of features you can expect from a Micro Pro monitoring service.

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.

Results

The results, with prices shown 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: $0.50

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: $

 

06 Jun 2019

Update 18 June 2019:

The server upgrade took place today and was successful. There was no downtime throughout the migration which took place between 9am and 2pm UTC and monitoring was unaffected.

For a short period around 1.30pm UTC some functionality of the website (e.g. the ability to set up a new account or new monitors) was disabled.

Everything is now running on the shiny new server which is more secure and faster than ever!

The Downtime Monkey server is due to be upgraded - amongst other things this upgrade will bring the server onto the latest operating system. This update is essential for keeping the Downtime Monkey server secure and reliable in the long-term, and there should be performance improvements too.

The upgrade will take place at approximately 9am (UTC) on Tuesday 18th June. We're aiming for a seamless migration without any interruption to service.

scheduled server maintenance

The IP address of Downtime Monkey will change after the upgrade - the new IP address will be 217.146.95.83

For most users the IP address change won't effect you - no action is required and Downtime Monkey will continue to work as it always has.

However, if you whitelist our IP address on your server it is recommended to add the new IP address to your whitelist before the migration on Tuesday 18th. Once the migration has taken place you can safely remove the old IP address (94.76.195.166) from your whitelist if you wish to do so.