Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10
Piece of mind, value and responsive
I cannot recommend RapidSpike highly enough.
The features are amazing and the team behind the system are amazingly helpful, responsive and extra helpful. They are always willing to help and really like feedback on their product - which is forever evolving! These suppliers are a joy to work with (and you cannot say that often)!
The RapidSpike system is one of the most important my team has, helping us to monitor our customer's digital experience, across a number of online interfaces (from various suppliers, website and servers).
The sheer breadth of features is astounding for the cost and the piece of mind it provides is priceless.
With RapidSpike in place, I can monitor those poor performing services/suppliers, or those servers that go offline too often, and I can even monitor for data breaches and hacking! There is no other single tool that I'm aware of that can offer this many digital goodies to the same high quality or for the same budget.
Nothing. Every aspect of it is useful and we utilise all of the features on offer.
Excellent tool, great support!
I love the alerts and the variety of alerts you can set up with your site and the way it works with GA.
Might just be me, but I keep forgetting where options are. Maybe UI could be a bit more intuitive! I also wish it came with more IPMs and User Journeys - both for Pro and Enterprise versions.
Response from RapidSpike
We will be doing a lot of work on our plans and pricing in the new year so hopefully they'll be even more value for you .
We are continuously trying to improve our UI so will take your comments onboard!
Great product delivered by an awesome team
Our company needed to select a monitoring tool for our web platforms.
Having worked with other big providers previously, I took some time looking for a cheaper alternative. To my surprise, not only is this product way cheaper but also way more powerful.
We are now in a situation where this product open so much options, if you a bit technical, that we can't internally follow up all the possible use we would like to implement.
Internal and external SLA process, test automation included in our release management
Finally, you can have a great product but, without great people behind it will be a bad choice. My experience RapidSpike team have always been awesome from the first contact.
- Broad range of monitoring tools provided
- Control we can have on the product E.g. we can define ourselves powerful user journey scenario
- Awesome people behind the product delivering a quality of service I've never seen before.
- Value for the price is unbeatable
This is the type of monitoring tool you can't ignore and, within the market, I can only gives the highest recommandation for this specific product.
- Take some time master the navigation between all the options.
- The licence management is a bit complex due to the number of monitoring options.
Value for money
I am responsible for managing a large number of sites that handle payments and any downtime can be disastrous for our clients. Without Rapidspike, our jobs would be 100% harder and previous attempts to find services swuch as Rapidspike have either been way too costly or far too complicated to set up.
Rapidspike balances the two - and manages to be extremely useful and usable for both beginner and expert. Only issue really is that upon first using the service it can take a little time to get used to the interface to find things. But it's such a minor point as overall Rapidspike offers a service that is absolutely critical in managing sites for my clients.
- strong documentation
- relatively simple to use
- provides a service essential for monitoring and maintaining websites at an affordable price
- responsive customer support
- open to ideas on improvements or new features
- Can be a little daunting for new users
- some of the terminology used can be a bit jargonistic
Best most full featured uptime monitoring service available on the market
Ticks almost every box possible in terms of features. Allows us to monitor all of our sites within one interface.
A quick to respond customer support, with some of the features and changes I've suggested actually being implemented.
Wide range of notification abilities
The interface can be a bit hard to get your head around, but I know RS are making positive changes in the right direction
Not having to wait for the public to tell us when sites are down - we know before them and can track issues over time
It's easy to get going quickly and start monitoring sites straight away
Alerts can be tailored to work around reboots (e.g. reduce to 30 min outages for alerting)
Its free version is pretty good
It provides a public status page
Able to export data from reports
It has integrations to other products
The UI can be confusing - there are too many areas where settings can be made. The terminology is often unexplained (monitors vs websites). Some settings have to be made via the user account, which is unexpected
Some parts are too complex or not needed for me as a digital practitioner - perhaps more geared to the server crowd
Quite a lot of functionality for the cost
Keeps us up to date on what is happening with our monitored services.
New features regularly added. Real user monitoring helps us monitor page performance for all our audiences wherever they are located in the world.
Reports are usable although a little basic additional options when choosing historic data would be useful.
Response from RapidSpike
Really appreciate your feedback and you'll be happy to know we are doing a lot of work to expand our reporting system in the coming weeks.
Excellent support and always open to explore new features.
Piece of mind and ease of use, also when you need help - RapidSpike support have got your back.
Its really easy to use, straight forward and you're able to tell with a simple glance that something is wrong when you need to.
Alert functionality and alert rules seem a little 'detached' from the context of the monitors themselves. A way of seeing and navigating straight to alert rules within a monitor would be awesome.
Excellent customer service and they always respond to questions very promptly.
I love the wealth of features within Rapid Spike, and they keep on adding more and more ensuring our web services are fully covered.
The user interface could do with being updated to make it easier to get to parts of the software but once you have learnt how things are structured you can get where you need to within a few clicks.
Great piece of kit!
Great website monitoring tool with in-depth features and accurate information
One of the immediate features I really like compared to other monitoring solutions is when a website URL is added as a monitor, the Rapid Spike application automatically identifies key pages throughout the site in the event you want specific pages monitored such as the Basket for example or Checkout. And that's in the free tier as well. The paid tier offers even more advanced features.
The User Interface and graphical display is also really intuitive and displays data clearly without over complicating the information.
Great features for the price
We experienced issues with a hosting company in the past and RapidSpike were vital in resolving those conflicts as we were able to go to them with proof.
We were using Pingdom, but the amount of features you get from RapidSpike for the same price made it an easy decision to switch. The app feels a lot more modern and new features appear all the time.
Can be a little overwhelming at first, but once everything is set up and you understand where everything is it's quite straightforward.