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Pingdom vs updown.io: What are the differences?

What is Pingdom? Uptime and performance monitoring made easy. Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.

What is updown.io? HTTP monitoring solution with a clean UI and cheap and simple pricing. updown is an online service that checks your website's status by periodically sending an HTTP HEAD request to the URL of your choice. It then notifies you by email or sms when your website is not responding correctly.

Pingdom and updown.io can be categorized as "Website Monitoring" tools.

Some of the features offered by Pingdom are:

  • Uptime & Response time reports
  • Multi-step transaction monitoring
  • Email, text & twitter alerts

On the other hand, updown.io provides the following key features:

  • One-click sign in
  • Fast checks
  • Email/SMS alerts

"Simple and reliable" is the primary reason why developers consider Pingdom over the competitors, whereas "Nice and clean UI" was stated as the key factor in picking updown.io.

Spotify, Dropbox, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Pingdom, whereas updown.io is used by Bit Zesty, Trustroots, and Figure POS. Pingdom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 864 company stacks & 219 developers stacks; compared to updown.io, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Decisions about Pingdom and updown.io

We needed a monitoring tool to track application uptime, response time and provide a public status page.

After looking at several options including the big ones like Pingdom and Pingometer, we went with updown.io. Their pricing model allowed us to pay for exactly what we needed (number of endpoints and frequency) without selling us anything we weren't going to use.

Their interface is easy to use, service has been rock solid and their public status pages look great.

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Pros of Pingdom
Pros of updown.io
  • 224
    Simple and reliable
  • 103
    Monitoring your websites
  • 75
    Easy to use dashboard
  • 65
    Email, text & twitter alerts
  • 43
    Free tier
  • 23
    Performance data
  • 14
    Detailed Reports
  • 11
    Email Reports
  • 9
    Mobile App
  • 9
    Root Cause Analysis
  • 1
    30-day risk free trial
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 1
    IOS app
  • 14
    Nice and clean UI
  • 11
    Cheaper
  • 8
    Super easy setup
  • 6
    Better than pingdom
  • 6
    Great support
  • 2
    Ridiculously simple pricing
  • 2
    SSL certificate checks

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Cons of Pingdom
Cons of updown.io
  • 3
    UI is incredibly complicated
  • 3
    Expensive
  • 2
    Hard to set up alerts properly
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    What is Pingdom?

    Pingdom is an uptime monitoring service. When problems happen with a site that Pingdom monitors, it immediately alerts the owner so the problem can be taken care of.

    What is updown.io?

    updown is an online service that checks your website's status by periodically sending an HTTP HEAD request to the URL of your choice. It then notifies you by email or sms when your website is not responding correctly.

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