Top 10 StatusCake Alternatives in 2022

Better Stack Team
Updated on May 4, 2022

StatusCake

StatusCake has been around for a while, and while they started quite nicely, offering a really good product and reasonable pricing, many clients feel like StatusCake got stuck and was left behind.

StatusCake offers an uptime monitoring platform and public status pages manager. In the free subscription plan, you can automatically monitor your website’s uptime from over 30 locations across the globe every 5 minutes. StatusCake monitors HTTP, HEAD, TCP, DNS, SMTP, SSH, PING, and PUSH. On top of that, you can keep an eye on your Page Speed, Domain, Servers, and SSL certificates.

StatusCake offers a free subscription package, with 10 monitors and 5 minutes monitoring frequency. Page speed is measured once in 24 hours and your domain once a week. You can always upgrade to higher tiers that offer 1 minute or 30 seconds monitoring frequencies from custom locations. StatusCake offers three subscription models - Free, Superior, and Business.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Its developement seems stunned
  • Freemium plan is not competitive

The Best StatusCake alternatives in 2022:

We’ve decided to compile a list of StatusCake alternatives, which should compensate for its disadvantages and offer modern services, more flexible pricing, or more features.

1. Better Uptime

Better Uptime Dashboard

Better Uptime offers a more powerful alternative to StatusCake from the Free subscription, thanks to a 3-minute checking frequency that gets all the way to 30 seconds in the higher tiers. Better Uptime offers a combination of the best practices in uptime monitoring, incident management, and downtime communication via status pages.

Better Uptime offers HTTP(s) keyword checks, multi-step verification, heartbeat, SSL, Ping, and Port monitoring, and many more features. It supports plenty of integrations, including Datadog, New Relic, Grafana, Prometheus, Splunk On-Call, Zabbix, AWS Cloudwatch, GCP, and Azure.

Each error is documented with a screenshot and a second-by-second timeline. Better Uptime checks on your website every 30 seconds from multiple locations, ensuring that you won't encounter any more false alarms or location-related issues.

You can use its reporting and analytics capabilities to overview historical uptime, verify SLA, and better understand incidents in context using incident cause synthesis. In case of any accidents, your system will not be overwhelmed thanks to smart incident merging, and on-call calendar & scheduling will ensure an immediate response. Alerts are handled by Slack, MS Teams, Phone calls, SMS, Push notifications, Zapier, and Webhooks.

Main Benefits of Better Uptime:

  • 30 seconds - 3 minutes monitoring frequency
  • Incident management built-in
  • Possible integration with Logtail, a Log monitoring, and Analysis solution

2. Uptime Robot

UptimeRobot Dashboard UptimeRobot offers an uptime monitoring solution combining website, SSL, Ping, and Port, Cron job, and Keyword Monitoring in one place, which puts it amongst the best StatusCake competitors.

Advanced features include Incident Updates sent by email to Status page subscribers, Semi-Customizable Status Pages, Response times monitor, Maintenance Windows, and Custom HTTP requests.

UptimeRobot allows you to monitor your endpoints from multiple locations as often as every 60 seconds in premium plans and 5 minutes in the free subscription.

UptimeRobot is available for free. However, there are no SMS or Voice call alerts, only one status page monitor, and three months of log retention. Their PRO plan offers a complex service starting at $8 for 50 monitors; you get 20 SMS or call alerts, SSL certification errors, and background job monitoring.

Main Benefits of UptimeRobot:

  • Keyword monitoring
  • Maintenance windows
  • Advanced notification settings

3. UPTIMIA

UPTIMIA dash

Uptimia allows you to monitor the uptime of HTTP(s), DNS, UDP, TCP, email, and more as often as every 30 seconds from more than 171 checkpoints. You can also monitor multiple-step transactions such as login and checkout forms. Uptimia monitors your website's speed and alerts you if the loading time passes a certain threshold. Uptimia also offers a Real User Monitoring option, gathering data from visitors, monitoring traffic, website performance, and JavaScript-related errors.

You can assign team members to specific tasks or alerts. Alerting is handled by multiple integrations. You can also prepare scheduled reports that arrive in stakeholders' inboxes or users on a specified frequency.

Uptimia offers a 30-day free trial. After it, you can continue on a free plan or subscribe to one of their premium packages, starting at $9/month. Starter and Standard subscription packages offer a 1-minute monitoring frequency. To get down to 30 seconds, you have to go for their Advanced or Enterprise bundles.

Main Benefits of Uptimia:

  • Real User Monitoring
  • Branded Reports
  • 30 seconds monitoring frequency in higher tiers

4. Sematext

Sematext Dashboard

Using Sematext Synthetics, you can monitor your Uptime from multiple locations, from private networks, and behind firewalls. You can track network timings across all layers, including DNS, TCP, SSL, and HTTP. Using customized requests, you can monitor your APIs, and in case of any error, get notified in your favorite platform, including Slack, Email, Webhooks, and more.

Synthetics also lets you keep an eye on your website’s performance. You can get metrics concerning page load performance, core web vitals, third-party software performance and check its reliability by verifying SLAs. All of the tests take place in real Google Chrome Browser.

Sematext Synthetics operates in two modes. Firstly, the Pay-As-You-Go model with $2 per HTTP monitor and $7 per Browser monitor with a minimum of $5 subscription. Or you can decide to go for a classic bundle, starting at $5 a month with Starter.

Main Benefits of Sematext Synthetics:

  • Customizable alerts
  • Detailed incident reports
  • Status Pages

5. Uptime

Uptime Dashboard

Uptime offers solutions for monitoring, alerting, reporting, and status pages. In uptime monitoring, you receive data from bulk management, SSL monitoring, Content Matching, API calls, Virus & malware scanning, Synthetic scenarios, and ping. The checking interval is 60 seconds.

On top of that, Uptime also offers a solution for Real User Monitoring and Reporting. All of the data collected is visualized in custom dashboards. You can assign a custom dashboard based on their role in the team. Automated reporting allows you to send uptime monitoring data via automated links or API on a frequency you decide.

Alerts are handled by multiple platforms, including SMS, phone calls, and third-party integrations. Thanks to uptime’s status pages, you can adequately communicate your downtime. Status pages can be either public or private and are fully customizable.

Uptime offers reliable monitoring — starting with the Basic subscription for $16/month. A free subscription model is not available. You can try each bundle in a 21-day trial period.

Main benefits of Uptime:

  • Real User Monitoring
  • A lot of integrations are available
  • Status pages

6. dotcom-monitor

dotcom dashboard

Dotcom-monitor offers multiple solutions, each covering an aspect of web monitoring in-depth. Web Services bundle monitors Uptime & Performance and offers 1-5 minutes monitoring frequency, HTTP/s monitoring, Web Server, API/SOAP and REST, Security Certification Checks, Ping monitoring, and more. Dotcom-monitor offers integrations with essential tools for alerting and incident management.

You can also go for their Web Pages, Web Applications, or Internet Infrastructure Package, each offering a set of specialized tools.

As we mentioned before, Dotcom-monitor offers multiple subscription packages, which might seem like a disadvantage to some. In order to create a more custom subscription, suiting your project, you’d have to opt for a custom quote or subscribe to multiple packages.

Main Benefits of dotcom-monitor:

  • Custom scripting
  • Email DNS Blacklist
  • Email services monitoring

7. Alertbot

Alertbot dashboard

AlertBot monitors your Web Pages, Multi-step Web Processes, Mobile Websites, and Servers. Their architecture allows you to set up multi-step monitoring with your custom scripts; all you need to do is write them, upload them and then schedule them for monitoring.

Thanks to Alertbot's Waterfall Reports, you will be able to analyze the performance of every aspect of your website and find all the common sources of performance shortages that cause customer dissatisfaction.

You can get AlertBot in multiple flavors. Starting with the Essentials package for $89 a month with 100 availability monitors. If you need more, you can always upgrade to Professional or Enterprise packages. However, if you need a tailored option, you can request a quote for a Custom package, ranging from $49 to $3499 a month.

Main Benefits of AlertBot:

  • Multi-User Accounts
  • Granular User Permissions
  • File Size Scanner
  • Network Operations View

8. Site24x7

Site24x7 Dashboard

Site24x7’s Synthetic Monitoring allows you to monitor site availability in intervals as low as 60 seconds from over 110 locations around the globe. You can also monitor your APIs and web applications. You can quickly identify performance trends occurring over time by analyzing historical data.

You can record critical business transactions with their browser extension and check them from multiple locations by simulating traffic. You can either record typical user paths or import Selenium IDE test scripts and use them at regular intervals on a real browser like Chrome or Firefox.

Site24x7 starts at $9 a month with 10 Websites/Servers monitored, 1 Synthetic Web Transaction monitor, 1-minute poll frequency, and more than 110 available test locations. Their Pro bundle starts at $35 a month and offers up to 40 Websites/Servers monitored and 3 Synthetic Web Transactions monitored.

Main Benefits of Site24x7:

  • DNS servers monitor
  • SSL certificates monitor
  • Mail servers monitor
  • WebSocket endpoints monitor

9. Dynatrace

Dynatrace Dashboard

Dynatrace offers a full-observability, AI-powered platform. Its synthetic monitoring covers single-URL browser monitors, browser click paths, and HTTP monitors. Their web-based recorder allows you to record and then evaluate business-critical transactions. Their benchmarking allows you to understand better your site’s performance under stress and in specific conditions. Data output from these benchmarks can be used to optimize performance, compare your performance with the competition, or just understand where you stand performance-wise.

Dynatrace’s synthetic monitoring allows you to manage CDN and third-party performance, ensuring that you can keep your word to your users and that your partners will keep theirs. With proactive problem analysis, you can automate testing and dependencies analysis in seconds. You can rank problems by their importance and impact on your business. Finally, you can integrate Dynatrace with multiple communication platforms such as Slack, On-Call, Opsgenie, Pagerduty, ServiceNow, and more.

Dynatrace offers either a Full-stack monitoring bundle for $69 a month per 8GB per Host or a bunch of individual subscriptions, each with a specific focus. Synthetic monitoring can be found in the Digital experience monitoring for $11.

Main benefits of Dynatrace:

  • One-click integration with web analytics like Google
  • Session replaying
  • Other AI-boosted solutions within one platform

10. Updown.io

Updown web

Updown offers a simple yet efficient monitoring solution. You can monitor your website from 8 monitoring nodes located in North America, Europe, East Asia, and Australia. You can monitor your website as often as every 15 seconds. Using Updown, you can monitor your SSL certificates.

Every error is double-checked. In case of any issue, Updown can alert you on multiple channels, including SMS, Webhook, Zapier, Telegram, Statuspage, and Slack. You can also get a hosted Status Page providing single or multi-site availability and performance reports.

Updown is trying to keep it simple while providing you with professional service. It operates in a pay-as-you-go model, and you can calculate the price directly on their landing page. For example, you can get a comprehensive test of 5 websites every 1 minute for approximately $3/month. Reducing the checking period to 15 seconds would cost you an additional $8/month.

Main Benefits of Updown.io:

  • dual-stack monitoring (IPv4/6) for the same price
  • Possibility of paying in cryptocurrencies
  • Text search matching the presence of as string, instead of the HTTP status

Conclusion

In this article, we took a closer look at StatusCake, its story, and its features. Then we presented you with a list of the best alternatives to StatusCake, offering a better overall solution, features, or pricing. Hopefully, you will be able to pick your favorites, further study them and find the best solution for you or for your team.

Check Uptime, Ping, Ports, SSL and more.
Get Slack, SMS and phone incident alerts.
Easy on-call duty scheduling.
Create free status page on your domain.
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