If you are a Pingdom user, then now is the great time to look for the best free Pingdom alternatives since on February 6, 2019, the free plan will cease to exist.
By this time I am sure that you have received an email from them saying that they won't offer the free plan anymore because they want to “ensure the best possible product experience for SolarWinds Pingdom users”.
OK. That's great. But, what about us who only want to monitor 1 site and don't want to pay $11.95 a month?
In this article, I will tell you about two of the best free Pingdom alternatives that I personally use to monitor News47ell.com and all the features that they offer for free.
Pingdom free plan 1 used to offer the following features for free:
- Monitor one site
- Online support
- Email and push update
- Public status page.
As you can see, the list isn't big and finding free Pingdom alternatives that offer the same list of features shouldn't be that difficult.
I already use two services that monitor News47ell.com. Both are free and offer much more features.
Let's take a look at the best free Pingdom alternatives:
UptimeRobot's homepage tells you right away that you will get 50 monitors with 5 minutes intervals. Which is so far much better from what Pingdom used to offer.
UptimeRobot offers the following for free:
- 50 sites monitors
- 5 minutes intervals
- Online support
- Email, Telegram, Slack, Microsoft Teams, push, web-hooks, RSS Notifications
- Public status pages
Freshping has a much nicer UI and a few extra features to offer that UptimeRobot doesn't.
Besides offering the same 50 sites to monitor for its free users, Freshping offers the following features for free:
- 1 Minute Interval
- 5 Public status pages
- 30 Users
- 10 Global test locations
- User Roles & Permissions
- 6 Month Data retention
- 5 Integrations
- Multi-user login
- Apdex Reporting
It's easy to see that Freshping offer much more features than UptimeRobot and they also have a nicer UI.
I personally have an account in each of them and both are connected to my Slack channel. I see no reason why you shouldn't just go for it and sign up for both of them.
Just in case one of them decided to pull a Pingdom, you can always have the other service as a backup.