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10 Best Uptime Alternatives [2023 Comparison]

There are few things out there that are as useful as uptime monitoring for a website. Not only are you alerted when your website or application is down, but most tools will help you pinpoint the issue.

One of the premiere tools on the market for monitoring uptime is actually called itself. This tool is utilized by users daily to do exactly what we just mentioned. That being said, isn’t the only uptime monitoring tool out there, and it certainly isn’t right for everyone.

Whether it be due to functionality, price, or maybe you just don’t like it, you’re probably here because you’re looking for an alternative to yourself. If that sounds right, then hang in there. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of competitors that is designed to help you make the best-informed decision in your search for an alternative. Features

The core of is, you probably guessed it, uptime monitoring. This involves checking the performance of websites, networks, and even email servers using what they call “Basic checks”.

While these “Basic checks” are the core function of, they do offer a small range of services such as:

  • Monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • Real User Monitoring

Depending on which offer you choose, you can benefit from one or all three of these services. Keep reading to see the price breakdown. Pricing

There are 4 pricing options with First, you have the “Starter” plan at $24 per month, which comes with 20 basic checks, 1 transaction check, and 1 API check. This tier does not offer anything as far as RUM goes.

Next, there’s the “Essential” plan. This plan jumps up to $80 per month and comes with 40 basic checks, 2 transaction checks, and 3 API checks. This is also the first plan where status pages and RUM are available. Users can get up to 200,000 pageviews for RUM, but you will only get 1 status page.

After that, they offer the “Premium” plan, which starts at $455 per month. This is quite the jump from $80, and there is no in-between. This plan comes with 200 basic checks, 12 transaction checks, and 20 API checks. Users have up to 1.5m pageviews for RUM, but only 4 status pages.

Finally, they offer a “Custom” plan. Essentially, the sky’s the limit with this plan, but $699 is the minimum price users can expect to fork out.

One of the biggest issues with is that they lock real user monitoring behind other features. For example, if you wanted to utilize RUM, you’d have to opt for the “Essential” plan, which also comes with synthetic monitoring. It is not ideal for anyone looking for simple synthetic monitoring or real user monitoring as a separate solution.

10 Best Alternatives

1. Sematext

Sematext synthetics dashboard might give you synthetic and real user monitoring, but if you want true observability, then that’s not enough. Sematext makes up for that difference by offering everything does and more.

Sematext offers synthetic monitoring, real user monitoring, log management, and infrastructure monitoring so that you can not only get alerts when something goes wrong, but also have the insight and dashboards needed to visualize, pinpoint, and troubleshoot the underlying issue.

Sematext is a full-stack observability solution that gives you exactly what you need to maximize the performance of your website and troubleshoot it when it’s running slow or becomes unhealthy.

Synthetic Monitoring allows you to passively test the performance and availability, including uptime, of all your websites and APIs. Synthetics uses simulated user interactions to run tests from multiple global locations, or even private locations for when you want to monitor services behind your firewall.

Sematext offers Status Pages just like However, unlike you can get a status page even on the smallest Sematext plan. To top that off, with the Pro plan, you can have an unlimited number of status pages. Compare that to, which only offers 4 status pages with their highest plan. These status pages are essential in letting you share the response times and status of your services. Your customers and stakeholders are able to quickly get updates without any restrictions.

Also just like, Sematext allows you to monitor SSL certificates, validate them, detect changes, and get alerted when your SSL certificate is about to expire. Perhaps best of all, Sematext’s SSL monitoring also catches any problems in the complete SSL certificate chain.

It’s important to note that 1 “Basic” check from is not equal to 1 HTTP monitor from Sematext. A single “Basic” monitor from is only capable of an uptime request, essentially asking if your website is working or not. They count API and page speed checks individually, and don’t give you a lot, to be honest.

With Sematext, each HTTP monitor is capable of checking uptime, APIs, and page speed. So when you see a plan from Sematext that offers X number of HTTP monitors, all of those monitors are much more capable and reliable than a “Basic” monitor from

The “Transaction” checks that offers is equal to the browser monitors that Sematext offers. If we consider the price hike from one plan to another, they don’t really offer a lot of browser or “Transaction” checks.

Sematext Experience, also known as Real User Monitoring (RUM), gives you insight into tracking metrics like UI interactions, page load times, and more. This data is compiled in an easy-to-read overview with User Satisfaction metrics that use Apdex Scores.

With RUM, Sematext also offers unlimited dashboards with every plan. On the other hand, only offers 8, but that’s only if you opt for their Premium plan, which starts at $455 per month!

Synthetic and Real User Monitoring are important, but they’re just pieces to the whole puzzle of observability. Imagine for a second that you spot an issue in an application’s endpoint. You’d probably want to identify the root cause, right? Well, in order to do that you will have to examine the metrics and logs of the service running that application. This is something that you can do in Sematext, but not

When alerts start coming in from your endpoints, you can review the resource usage metrics of the server that hosts your application. With this, you can analyze CPU and RAM usage within the same time frame as an unexpected traffic spike. From here, you can determine whether it’s a temporary anomaly or an issue that will persist. Now, you can make informed decisions about scaling up your systems.

Infrastructure Monitoring gives you additional insights into the usage of your servers, cloud instances, containers, Kubernetes, and more. This is something that doesn’t even offer! Keep tabs on search engines, databases, queues, and more when they’re operating within your infrastructure.

The final piece of the puzzle, Sematext Logs, is a central hub for all your logs from your whole infrastructure and applications. In this environment, you can troubleshoot problems as they come across your infrastructure, all from a single location. To sweeten the deal, Logs Pipelines allow you to adjust or eliminate log events that you don’t want entirely. Subsequently, it helps you control your costs, allowing you to save your data usage for only the log events that you want. You can even trim unwanted fields, enhance your logs, or transform them as needed.

With Sematext, there are even tailor-made integrations for specific services for both Monitoring and Logs. You can start without having to configure these integrations yourself, as they come with out-of-the-box dashboards and alert rules.



  • Flexible payment options, plans, and per-App pricing
  • Separate solutions for Synthetics, RUM, Logs, and Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Seamless setup process with extremely helpful support staff according to a number of reviews on G2
  • Versatile internal and external monitoring capabilities
  • Anomaly detection with browser checks
  • Customizable alert triggers
  • Smooth incorporation with Incident Management Systems


  • Fewer integrations than some larger competitors
  • No support for transaction tracing


Sematext’s pricing options are easy to understand because they outline exactly what each plan comes with. Each plan is easy to scale, depending on what you need, and comes with zero obligations, which means you can cancel, upgrade, or downgrade at any time.

Synthetic Monitoring has two pricing options. First, you can opt to pay per monitor by picking the pay-as-you-go plan. This plan offers single HTTP Monitors for $2 each and $7 per Browser Monitor.

The other pricing plans for Synthetics start at just $29 per month but offer you more options. The $29 plan offers up to 40 HTTP Monitors, 5 Browser Monitors, and 30 days of retention. Additionally, you have an allowance of 5,000,000 HTTP runs and 50,000 Browser runs. But again, you can scale this to your needs.

As mentioned above, it’s important to note that when you’re looking at’s offers, they offer what’s called a “Basic” check along with a number of transaction, API, and page speed checks. This indicates that the functionality of each “Basic” check is highly limited to simple uptime checks.

So let’s break it down. With, you can get 200 uptime checks, 20 API checks, 5-page speed checks, 12 transaction checks, and 1,500,000 RUM page-views for $379.

With Sematext, you can get a 15% discount when you bundle Synthetics and RUM. That means that you can get 100 HTTP monitors which are all capable of uptime, API, and page speed checks, 15 browser monitors which are capable of transaction checks, and 1,000,000 RUM page-views for $363.80

Log Monitoring has a free plan, but the paid options start at just $50 per month. Depending on your needs for ingested data and log retention, this price can go up, but the $50 plan comes with 1GB of ingested data per day, 7 days of retention, and more features.

Infrastructure Monitoring also offers a free plan, but the paid plans start at just $3.6 per month per host. This will go up depending on your retention needs, but the $3.6 price tag comes with a standard 7 days of retention already.

Real User Monitoring starts at just $9 per month. This allows you to monitor 25,000 page views per month and gives you 7 days of retention. As we said above, depending on the number of page views that you need to monitor, this price can go up.

2. Uptime Robot

Uptime Robot uptime monitoring dashboard


As you can probably tell from the name, Uptime Robot focuses heavily on uptime monitoring, which makes it a great alternative to In fact, they are very similar in their uptime capabilities, giving a slight edge to due to the addition of real user monitoring.

That being said, Uptime Robot doesn’t offer RUM like does. This could be a deal breaker for some. But, if you need something that is simple to use and decently priced that is simply for uptime monitoring or SSL monitoring, then this could be a good option.


  • Uptime Monitoring
  • SSL Certificate Monitoring


  • Generous free tier
  • Known for being fairly reliable
  • Quick alert notifications
  • Quick stats feature in dashboard


  • Limited functionality – not full-stack
  • Limited login seats
  • Limited status pages until Enterprise plan
  • Several user reviews complain about sudden pricing/capability changes without notice
  • User reviews complain about bad customer support


Uptime Robot offers a free plan that offers up to 50 monitors. This is generous for a free tier, but it lacks a lot of other functionality.

Next, is the Solo plan for $8 per month. This plan comes with 10-50 monitors, and is still fairly limited in terms of functionality. With this tier, you only get 1 login seat and only 1 notification seat. Essentially, this means that only 1 person will be getting alerts.

After that, the Team plan starts at $34 per month. This tier goes up to 100 monitors, but only 3 login seats and a total of 11 available integrations. This is also the plan where you get what they call “Full-feature” status pages, meaning that with both the previous tiers, status pages are basic.

Lastly, the Enterprise plan starts at $64 per month. It comes with 200-1,000 monitors, but again only 11 integrations. This plan allows for 5 login seats and 5 notification seats and the monitoring intervals go from 60 seconds (for all previous plans) to 30 seconds.

Keep in mind that UptimeRobot is not a full-stack observability tool like Sematext. We compared the two in our Sematext vs Uptime Robot page, so be sure to check that out.

3. Datadog

Datadog APM dashboard

Datadog is a massive tool that offers a lot of features and solutions. It is definitely not for someone on a budget, but it does cover all of the capabilities that does as far as uptime monitoring goes.

Datadog is considered to be a full-stack monitoring solution, but its synthetic monitoring gives you everything you need to check the performance and availability of your websites and applications, just like

Datadog is a good alternative if you’re looking to massively scale up your observability arsenal, but it can be an overwhelming leap. They offer a staggering 22 individual solutions, each with its own price and feature set.


  • Serverless Monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Log Management and Monitoring
  • Browser Monitoring


  • Comprehensive monitoring features
  • Extensive range of integrations
  • Intuitive data visualization
  • Customizable graph widget


  • Very expensive – Only for very large budgets
  • Overwhelming with 22 individually priced solutions
  • Users report poor customer service
  • Users report a steep learning curve


Datadog has 22 individually priced solutions. If we went into pricing details for each solution, this section would be as long as a book. But, there are some solutions that are worth highlighting.

Synthetic Monitoring is $7.20 per 10,000 API tests and $18 per 1,000 browser tests. If you choose the annual, upfront payments, then those prices will go down slightly, but they are still considered expensive, so you will have to fork out a sizable chunk of cash.

They offer a free version of Infrastructure Monitoring, but it is limited. If you want to go for a paid option, it starts at $18 per month per host. Again, you can choose annual payments and lower it to $15, but even then, that is a pretty outrageous price for anyone other than giant corporations.

Real User Monitoring starts at $2.20 per 1,000 sessions per month. Again, if we look at the annual plan, it gets very expensive at $1.50 per 1,000 sessions.

Just taking a quick glance above, you can probably tell that your expenses can stack up quickly with Datadog. Some users are even running to X to rant about it. On top of that, some users are saying that without overage protection, their bills increased by substantial amounts without their knowledge.

If you really want to see how expensive Datadog is, then check out our page on Sematext vs Datadog. We broke down their pricing and compared it to Sematext so that you can get a clear visual of how much you could be saving.

4. Site24x7

Site24x7 home dashboard

Site24x7 is another full-stack monitoring solution that makes a great alternative. They don’t offer absolutely everything like some of the bigger competitors (Datadog, for example), but they do offer some pretty comprehensive Website Monitoring tools, including Uptime Monitoring.

What makes Site24x7 a good alternative is the fact that it offers a bit more insight than a simple uptime request and RUM metrics.

Site24x7 offers an APM solution that does a decent job. Site24x7 is great for monitoring apps and microservices, as well as Real User and Synthetic Monitoring, but they do hit you heavily with add-ons and upcharges.


  • Website Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM)


  • Easy agent installation
  • 1-minute polling
  • Multiple webhooks
  • Monitors multiple locations


  • Price is not transparent
  • Tons of add-ons that hike the price up tremendously
  • Some solutions are locked behind others
  • User reviews indicate that the tool can be heavy and difficult to use
  • User reviews indicate that dashboards are difficult to set up


Site24x7 pricing is a little complicated in the sense that there are so many add-ons that can be attached. They have core prices for their 5 main solutions, but those are sort of arbitrary when you consider how much can be added.

Nevertheless, Website Uptime monitoring starts at $10 per month, and what they call “Enterprise Plus Web” starts at $999 per month. The difference between the two is essentially the number of monitors they allow.

Infrastructure monitoring starts at $10 per month, but it is incredibly limited and basic without the addition of the handful of add-ons they offer. For example, they charge an extra $15 per month for 10 extra monitors and an additional $10 per month per 10GB of Logs.

APM starts at $39 per month, but again has a list of add-ons that will surely increase that base price. Here is where you can add RUM to your toolset, but it’ll cost you $24 extra per month for 500k pageviews, and those can only be spread across 4 websites.

Their All-in-one solution has 4 individual prices, each increasing in capabilities and prices. It starts at $39 per month and goes all the way up to $499 per month. Each tier going up adds more monitors, shorter frequencies, and larger data allowances.

Finally, they offer MSP for $49 per month. But, big surprise, they have a long list of add-ons that will definitely bring that price up.

Want to see how Site24x7 compares to Sematext? We went over some key differences between the two in our Sematext vs Site24x7 page.

5. SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom monitoring dashboard

Pingdom is a tool within the SolarWinds arsenal of website observability. By itself, it is limited to uptime and real user monitoring, making it a good alternative.

If you’re looking for some simple synthetic and real user monitoring with basic alerts, then this might be a good competitor to try. Keep in mind that they are quite similar in price and individual monitor functionality.

Other than that, there’s not a lot behind Pingdom aside from basic SMS alerting and public status pages, neither of which they openly supply a limit for.


  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • Real User Monitoring
  • Email and SMS alerts


  • Summary dashboard
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Live alerts
  • Multi-metric reporting


  • Expensive at scale
  • No full-stack observability
  • Credit system for SMS alerting
  • Users report surprise account cancellations
  • Users report random outages and instability


Synthetic monitoring and real user monitoring are the only two solutions that Pingdom offers. There are a multitude of pricing options for both options, and can be bundled together on the same platform. It really all depends on how many monitors or pageviews you want.

If you want 10 uptime and 1 advanced monitors, you’ll be paying $15 per month. You can go all the way up to 30,000 Uptime and 2,500 Advanced monitors, but it’ll cost a minimum of $18,300 per month.

With Real User Monitoring, the prices start at $15 per month for 100,000 pageviews. It goes all the way up to 1 billion page views, but it costs a staggering $15,000 per month.

All of these prices are annual prices, so if you want a month-to-month solution, you can expect to pay a good bit more.

Want more details? Check out our page on Sematext vs Pingdom.

6. Webgazer

Webgazer dashboard

Webgazer is a decent tool if you’re looking for something more than uptime and real user monitoring, but it comes at a price. Just a heads up, if you’re looking for a cheap solution, then this one probably isn’t the right one for you.

Webgazer is a decent tool as far as functionality goes because it offers SSL monitoring, performance monitoring, and root cause analysis in addition to uptime monitoring.

Webgazer is fairly well-known for its comprehensive status pages, although they are only available starting with their pro plan. They don’t mention a limit on them, but they are well-designed, allowing them to lay out a good bit of information in an easy-to-read format.


  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Performance Monitoring
  • SSL Monitoring
  • Status Pages (with Pro plan)


  • More functionality than
  • Well-designed status pages
  • 1-minute intervals


  • Pricey, especially at scale
  • Status pages are only available (at all) with the Pro plan
  • Limited SMS/phone alerts
  • Limited integrations and webhooks


There are 4 different plans with Webgazer, including a very limited, free version. The free version only offers 1 “Gazer”, which is essentially a monitor, and 5-minute monitoring intervals.

The Basic plan, which starts at $19 per month, offers 15 gazers and the monitoring intervals go down to 1 minute.

The Pro plan, which starts at $69 per month. This plan offers 75 gazers and 1-minute intervals, too. As mentioned previously, this is the first plan that offers status pages, but it is not clear how many you get.

Lastly, the Business plan is $179 per month and offers 250 gazers and 1-minute intervals.

7. New Relic

New Relic overview dashboard

New Relic is another full-stack observability tool that has a lot to offer, including uptime monitoring. New Relic is very well known in the observability space, and was even bought out by Francisco Partners for a whopping $6.5 billion. This is just further proof that it is not geared towards anyone other than massive corporations with bottomless pockets.

New Relic is primarily known for its Performance and Infrastructure Monitoring capabilities. In fact, it started out as a pure APM tool. It has since evolved to become more of a full-stack tool, including things like real user monitoring, synthetic monitoring, and uptime monitoring, making it an alternative. If you have the budget, that is.


  • APM
  • Browser monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Log management and monitoring
  • Serverless monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring


  • Full-stack observability
  • Preconfigured dashboards
  • Agents that are decently easy to deploy
  • 600+ integrations


  • They charge excessive per-seat pricing (Hundreds of $ per seat, in some cases)
  • Unexpected upcharges
  • Users report memory issues
  • Users report navigation difficulties


New Relic’s pricing is strange. It seems like a decent deal until you look at all the upcharges and per-seat pricing.

With all plans, there’s a $49 monthly charge for what they call “core” users. This is an extra $49 per login seat.

If you want to have full access to the platform that you’re already paying a lot to use, the cost per seat goes up to $99 for Standard plans, $349 for Pro plans, and an insane $549 for Enterprise plans.

Remember, these prices are per user and only if you opt for a yearly pricing plan, forcing you to fork out a chunk of cash upfront. If you can believe it, the prices can actually get worse than that if you want to pay monthly.

There’s also a 100GB allowance, and if you go over, you’ll have to pay an extra $0.30 per GB for “Original” data and $0.50 per GB for “Plus” data. They don’t really go into detail on what each data plan includes.

All this said, New Relic isn’t for everyone. Sematext offers much more reasonable pricing plans and pretty much all the same functionality. Check out Sematext vs New Relic for more details.

8. ITRS Uptrends

ITRS Uptrends dashboards menu

Although it’s not as feature-rich as some of the tools on this list, Uptrends offers a lot of observability solutions. They offer RUM, infrastructure monitoring, uptime monitoring, and more.

One of the things that Uptrends is known for is screen capturing during downtime events. They even offer wide monitoring checkpoints that have multi-location setup.

If you’re looking for a small upgrade, Uptrends is a good alternative to as it is decently reliable for web monitoring.


  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring
  • Real User Monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring


  • Multi-location support
  • Private checkpoints
  • Personal and team dashboard views


  • Hard-coded alerts – no customization
  • Uptime-only plans are a bit pricey, especially compared to
  • User reviews state that dashboard views are rudimentary
  • User reviews state that the interface is hard to navigate


With Uptrends, there are 5 plans. Each plan has add-ons that can drive the price up, but they all have a core price listed.

Starting from the cheapest, the Starter plan is $19.45 per month and offers 10 uptime monitors only. This is a little expensive if you consider that offers double the number of uptime monitors for the same price.

Next, the Premium plan starts at $55.86 per month and offers 50 uptime monitors only. Again, expensive considering that they are only uptime monitors.

After that, the Professional plan starts at $272.32 per month. This plan includes 250 uptime monitors only.

The Business starts at $27.13 per month and is the first to offer unlimited monitors, for which you have to pay per monitor. They do not specify the price of each monitor, but they say it starts at $27.13 per month. This is the first plan that offers SLA monitors in addition to uptime monitors.

Lastly, the Enterprise plan starts at $64.84 per month and includes the same details as the Business plan. The only real difference between Enterprise and Business is a few admin capabilities, which doesn’t really justify the price increase.

All of these prices are only for basic uptime and/or SLA monitors. RUM, Synthetics, or Infrastructure Monitoring, are available, but you will have to pay more.

See Sematext vs. Uptrends to see how we stack up.

9. Splunk

Splunk overview dashboard

Splunk is another enterprise tool that is aimed at large-budgeted companies. Ironically enough, just like New Relic, Splunk was bought out by Cisco for roughly $28 billion. Again, this makes it very clear that they aren’t really for smaller companies, or really anyone that’s even remotely budget-conscience.

Splunk is mostly known as an APM tool, and it’s been around forever. But it does offer lots in terms of functionality, including uptime monitoring. It’s not ideal to use Splunk as strictly an uptime monitoring tool, but it is an option, making it a alternative for those who are looking for a lot more.


  • Log monitoring
  • Application performance monitoring
  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Real user monitoring
  • Synthetic Monitoring


  • Ability to install add-ons
  • Automated anomaly detection
  • On-premise or cloud-based
  • Supports multiple data formats


  • Expensive licensing
  • Users have to continuously stay updated with Splunk Processing Language (SPL)
  • The interface is a bit outdated
  • Limited data modeling
  • Limited machine learning capabilities


Splunk offers decent monitoring, security, and detection tools. Unfortunately, the prices for these tools aren’t easy to find on their website. And even when you do find them, they don’t offer pricing for their full range of tools. It’s a bit fishy, but then again, one of the biggest complaints on G2 is that they are expensive.

Here’s what we could find:

Synthetic monitoring starts at just $1. With this, you only get 10,000 Uptime requests. Real user monitoring (RUM) starts at $14, covering only 10,000 sessions. Infrastructure monitoring starts at $15 per month per host, which is pricey. Incident response starts at $5 per user per month. Lastly, APM starts at $55 per month per host.

All of these prices, aside from synthetic monitoring and RUM, are only available if you choose the annual plan. You will have to devote a lot of cash all at once.

Not a big fan of Splunk? You should see how Sematext stacks up. Check out our page on Sematext vs Splunk.

10. HetrixTools

HetrixTools uptime monitoring dashboards

HetrixTools focuses primarily on uptime monitoring, making it a good alternative. It is very similar in price and functionality to, but it does not offer anything in terms of transaction checks.

If you’re a webhook fiend, then Hetrixtools might be something to look into. It offers a wide variety of alerting options, one of which is Discord, which is not often seen.

The biggest setback for HetrixTools is limited in the number of API calls. Even with the highest-paying plan, you’re only allowed 50,000 API calls per month.

That may seem like a lot, but for a single monitor to make 1 call per minute from a single location, would use up 43,200 calls in a month’s time. If you have multiple monitors, multiple locations, or both, then this will not be anywhere near enough.


  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Server Monitoring
  • SSL Monitoring


  • Multi-location monitoring
  • Private status pages
  • Decent webhook integrations


  • Limited API calls
  • Limited users (up to 20 with Enterprise plan)
  • Lacks functionality, and is very simple, even for uptime monitoring


HetrixTools offers 4 plans. The first plan is free to use, albeit very, very limited. It only offers 1,000 API calls per month, which is not sufficient for most monitors.

The first paid plan is $9.95 per month. It includes just 30 uptime monitors, 30 server monitors, and up to 10,000 API calls.

The Business plan costs $19.95 per month and comes with 60 uptime monitors and 60 server monitors. The number of API calls is doubled to 20,000, but it is still not very effective for even a single monitor.

Finally, the Enterprise plan is $49.95 per month. It comes with 200 uptime monitors and 200 server monitors, but it only comes with 50,000 API calls. A single monitor from a single location could cover almost that entire allowance in just 30 days. Alternatives Comparison Table

ToolVs Uptime.comBest for
  • Offers a more complete observability solution – full-stack monitoring tool
  • Roughly the same price for much better functionality
  • More status pages
  • Unlimited users with all plans
  • Easier to use, but slightly more difficult to set up according to G2 – due to being a more advanced observability tool
Log analysis, performance monitoring, SSL Monitoring, Infrastructure Monitoring, Uptime Monitoring, and anomaly detection for organizations with any budget
Uptime Robot
  • Less functionality – Does not offer RUM
  • Cheaper considering the lack of RUM
  • More status pages with higher plans
  • Both have limited login seats, but offers more per plan
  • Easier to set up and use according to G2 – due to it being less complex
Uptime monitoring only
  • Offers a lot more observability solutions – Datadog is for Full-stack Monitoring
  • Way more Expensive than
  • More difficult to set up and use according to G2 – due to it being a more complex tool
Full stack observability for large organizations with a large budget.
  • More functionality than
  • More difficult to set up and use according to G2 – due to being a more complex tool
  • Tons of add-ons that can drive the price up
Website Monitoring, Infrastructure Monitoring, and Application Performance Monitoring (APM)
SolarWinds Pingdom
  • Very similar in functionality – both offer uptime and real user monitoring
  • Similar in pricing, but Pingdom offers a lot more pricing options
  • Unlimited users
  • Considerably more difficult to set up and use according to G2
Basic Uptime Monitoring, Browser Monitoring, and Real User Monitoring
  • Very simple uptime and incident monitoring only. Does not offer RUM like
  • Both have limited users
  • More expensive considering it only offers uptime monitoring
  • Webgazer does not offer a lot of information on G2
Website Monitoring, Uptime Monitoring, and Incident Monitoring
New Relic
  • Offers a lot more observability solutions – New Relic is for Full-stack Monitoring
  • Way more expensive than – has per seat pricing
  • Considerably more difficult to set up and use according to G2 – due to it being a more complex tool
Full stack monitoring and observability for large enterprises with large budgets.
ITRS Uptrends
  • Offers more in terms of functionality
  • Similar in price, but does not offer bundled RUM
  • No direct comparisons on G2
Synthetic monitoring, uptime monitoring, real user monitoring, and infrastructure monitoring.
  • Offers more in terms of functionality – full-stack tool
  • Much more expensive than
  • Considerably more difficult to set up and use according to G2 – due to being a more complex tool
Log analysis and data analytics.
  • HetrixTools only offers uptime monitoring, no RUM
  • Offers Server Monitors bundled with Uptime Monitoring
  • More expensive if you consider that there’s no RUM bundled
  • No data for HetrixTools on G2 to compare to
Uptime Monitoring, Server Resources Monitoring, and Blacklist Monitoring

Conclusion may seem cheap at first, but the price is rather inflated if you consider that their headline product is basic uptime monitoring. The truth is that lacks a lot of basic functionality that makes synthetic monitoring so useful for companies, at least as far as their “Basic” monitors are concerned.

If you’re looking for an alternative, then this list should give you a pretty good idea of the options out there. In any case, it’s crucial to do your own research, test tools for yourself, and see which tool fits your workflow and team the best.

In our research, if your primary factor is cost and you don’t mind using a separate solution for just website uptime monitoring, you might consider Uptime Robot or Site24x7. If you prefer an affordable solution that you can also use for your application, infrastructure, log, and real user monitoring in addition to website/API/SSL monitoring, then go for Sematext. See our Sematext vs. comparison for details. Or, if you want to see more of what Sematext has to offer, sign up for a free trial, or schedule a demo today. If you need truly all-encompassing solutions and their cost is of no concern, then try Datadog, New Relic, or Splunk.

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