Reliable monitoring system, very flexible.
I'm a solo developer/admin for an internet-based company, and so it's crucial that we are immediately aware of any outages or problems with our sites. We've been using Uptime for roughly 18 months, and it has proven to be extremely reliable in detecting any outages.
Additionally, the advanced monitoring checks that are available are impressive - it can submit data to forms, observe real user sessions, verify that SSL certificates are valid, and more.
I strongly recommend Uptime to anyone who relies on a steady internet presence for their business. Tremendous value for our company, and great peace of mind for myself especially, as the overseer of our operations.
- Easy to use, very clean design
- Notifies quickly of any detected outages
- Reliably detects even small/brief outages
- The wide variety of things that can be monitored, including APIs & multi-step pathways
- Very quick to navigate through the various console pages
- API access to the reports that can be integrated into internal applications
- Documentation is very thorough
- Monitoring checks are executed from several points around the world
There are no cons, in my opinion. It does exactly what's advertised - and more.
Uptime monitoring with performance metrics that more people should know about
Uptime monitoring is simple by nature which could lead a lot of individuals to think the choice doesn't really matter. Uptime maintains the simplicity you would expect (even in its branding) but allows a lot of complex problem-solving under the hood. This balance of easy-of-use and powerful extensibility is exactly what my team was looking for. I'm glad we stumbled across this product.
A myriad of available notification options. This helps ensure that alerts are seen right away. We push alerts to user's phones, through our internal messaging software, and to kiosk monitors in the offices. Threat detection was an unexpected plus as well. Alerts can come from multiple locations around the globe so it can help discover regionally isolated incidents as well.
The concept of team management and user permission management is still evolving and not quite as robust as I would prefer.
Response from Uptime.com
Hello Saransh, thank you for your feedback. As a user-centric organization, we take user requests very seriously. Our support team would love to hear about user permission improvements you may have. Feel free to contact our support team at [email protected]
Zero African Footprint
Loved the product. Just wish it offered a full global presence. I can recommend it if your service is not hosted on the African continent but if you not, find something else.
I love all of it and this product would stay my first choice if it had a footprint in Africa.
We get false downtime notifications whenever there are issues with the undersea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world. This complicates monitoring SaaS and leaves the product useless for SLA and OLA calculations.
Response from Uptime.com
We believe the faults attributed to your poor monitoring experience are with another monitoring provider. We have maintained a probe server in Johannesburg for some time, and are continually expanding the number of locations we cover.
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Easy way to make sure our application is responsive for users
Setting up uptime was a quick process - just point it at a URL and it started giving us valuable data. There was even more once we set up some customized transactions that ensured that our login flow was working and completing in a reasonable amount of time. That combined with SMS and push notifications means I can be confident that our app is working, and if something happens with it, I know I'll be alerted to it faster than users could even reach out.
I'd love to see some additional lower-level metrics (CPU, Nginx Queue wait times, etc.), but honestly, I think that's a different product category all together. I appreciate the simple and straightforward nature of uptime.
Great experience. Wonderful service, powerful tool, good people.
Lots of configurable controls. Simple to use interface that's both attractive and functional. Gets the job done right.
It'd be nice to be able to more easily see which specific server a down report comes from. Sometimes there's just general internet network issues and I don't care if some server in Peru can't ping the site.
Response from Uptime.com
Thank you for reviewing our service! Appreciate the kind words. We indicate location when sending and displaying alerts.
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Excellent and simple software
Really great tool on the whole, all websites should use a tool to monitor the uptime and Uptime does the job perfectly!
Very easy setup.
Notifications by SMS + email: perfect.
Default SMS notifications could be more optimized: you get an SMS for each monitored page that is down. It's possible however to fine tune this, but I haven't taken time to do it, set up could be a bit more guided to do it more easily (but honestly I haven't tried so hard since it's not so much a big deal).
SMS Credit notifications
Your technical support is doing a good job, listening to our issue and finding a solution for us.
Sending SMS messages and alerting us if any of our services are down.
On your subscription plans, it's a big difference (big jump) base on price from Business $64/mo to Enterprise $240/mo.
Uptime is great
Easy to setup, one of the most valuable tools for our businesses
Quickly go back on your toes, and don't expect your users to contact you when your service goes dark!
It's really easy to setup: in a blink, you can ensure that all your services are up and running - and if not, you'll be able to react in a second and fix things. It became one of the most valuable tools for our services.
At first, I was a tiny bit reluctant about the pricing. Think twice. Does peace of mine really have a price?
Truly useful app
Keep it UP! Informs within minutes if there is an error
Love it, it monitors really great, the emails send never end up in my spambox and the sms service is reasonable quick, nice for monitoring during the night, just a quick sms on your smartwatch :-)
This service is amazing, you can define keywords on the monitoring to actually see if your website is up and is showing the proper content instead of an error, also I like the SSL check, it warns you when you are about to renew, superb!
Sorry, nothing to complain, you need to pay for shorter checks, in case you would like to check every minute, instead of 5 minutes, but its cheap, sorry, its not a con...
Fast way to get an external watch on our system.
It was simple to setup. They have all the documentation need to open up just what you need to access your system to monitor. It a great that it is free to start with so you can see if it will work for your company.
It only keeps 30 days record of that your system has done. Until you buy the pay version it only checks every 5 minutes. Other than that I love the product.
Most complete website monitoring solution
We use Uptime to provide real-time monitoring information to our users. We're able to quickly identify and address issues on our platform, leading to increased customer satisfaction.
Email and SMS alerts in order to be notified as soon as one of our web services goes down. This is very useful for us as we're able to identify and resolve issues very quickly. Being able to personalize the look and feel of our website monitoring system is also very important for us.
Quite expensive pricing and lack of dedicated plan for early-stage startups. Also the documentation for the REST API could be improved, with exemples over what's possible with Uptime.
Quick and Effective
I like how quick you are able to see results for any web page. We constantly use this to monitor the status or do a quick check for our site.
Nothing. It is a great free tool that at the very least provides, at a glance, when there might be something not right.
Uptime Monitoring Review
Feature rich uptime and RUM
Uptime has a great uptime checking service along with the less common realtime user monitoring (RUM) service. The service could definitely use some polishing, but for the cost, it's really fantastic.
There was a problem I ran into where reports couldn't be exported to CSV if you defined a date range. Initially support was great, until they stopped responding. It took months for the issue to be addressed. At one point I left a review on their Facebook page because they had become completely unresponsive. They immediately replied and I was back in touch with support... until they stopped replying again. But in the end it got fixed, and there's nothing else I've had to contact support for!
- Uptime checking with a decently fast interval between checks.
- Simple RUM reporting!
- Doesn't seem that RUM is being improved or developed in anyway.
- Support can take a while to resolve a bug.
Does what it says
Good experience so far.
It does not have a gazillion options, does not let you nuke a small African nation from its control panel, it does best what it should, constantly monitor & notify me when my sites go down, thats it.
Nothing that I can think of at the moment.
Response from Uptime.com
Thank you for the review! Glad to hear you are satisfied with our service.
Great Product for Uptime monitoring
Easy to configure, easy to test and validate outages. Great product that will instantly provide value to your company.
The array of checks available.
The RUM checks.
The API to pull data into custom dashboards.
Public status pages could be more configurable.
Uptime helps us Keeping the News Flowing
The simplicity of the set up and reliable coverage for our websites. If we hit a snag we are alerted immediately so we can keep our clients information moving to their audience.
No issues to date with the software of support for any questions we may have about our network.
Server issues - find out when!
It's helped us track exactly when regular downtimes were occurring, and allowed the IS team to trace the issue with a lot more accuracy to target what was occurring during those times - making the process of finding a solution a lot quicker
We encountered significant server issues with our websites, and unfortunately our admins are based overseas, so the issues happened when they were asleep. We were able to generate reports for them to show the times that issues would continue to occur
For the lowest pricing level, it doesn't seem to offer much more than other free tools online will offer
Uptime is a simple to implement and thorough from a reporting standpoint.
It does what it needs to do, and priced fairly
Works well and simple to use
It works well and it's pretty straightforward to set up. The API monitoring allows to set up steps to get API credentials and then continue with a typical API use-case. The screens look good and are not confusing to use.
I wish it had something like a webhook that my backup cron jobs could call to make sure that those are working well as intended.
False downtime notifications, but easy to use
Nice admin interface, easy to use and you can Pause uptime monitors, select different locations to monitor from, and get email notifications if a site goes down.
It's great when it works but I've seen a lot of false notifications come in for websites I monitor and Unreliable: I'll check the site while it's "down" and it's fine, so I'm not sure it's actually working properly. I monitored 10 sites for about 7 or 8 months and always got tons of downtime notifications that weren't true.