Pingdom Discontinues Free Plan. Want a Better Alternative?

On Dec 17 2015, one of our competitors, Pingdom sent an email like below to its free users.

We are sending you this email to notify you about changes to your free Pingdom account. In an effort to deliver the best products and support for our customers that subscribe to our paid plans, we will no longer provide your existing free plan after January 28, 2016. ……

If you have a free account with Pingdom, your account is now significantly reduced in functionalities (5-min instead of 1-min monitoring interval, no public report etc).

You also cannot get a new free account from Pingdom. Their free plan sign up page now shows a free trial instead.

Monitor 5 Websites, Every Minute, for FREE!

When you search for free website monitoring service, you may come across companies that offer 50 or even unlimited 5-min tests for free. It might be tempting to sign up with them, but do you really have so many website to monitor? People who sign up often overlook the detail: monitoring interval.

What is Monitoring Interval?

A monitoring service works by checking your website regularly, on a fixed time interval (the monitoring interval). Common monitoring intervals include 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60-min. Between monitoring checks, a monitoring service will not know the status of your website. If you use a long monitoring interval (eg. 60-min), the monitoring service will take a long time to notice a change in your website’s status. It is therefore recommended to use short monitoring interval (eg. 1-min) for critical websites, so that you know within the shortest possible time when an outage occurs. Even for non-critical websites, using 1-min monitoring interval causes no harm.

Get 5 x 1-min Tests for FREE

We design our free plan to benefit the internet community at large. Most people do not have more than 5 websites. What you really need is short monitoring interval (1-min) and reliable outage notifications (which we excel at). Comparing 5-min and 1-min monitoring interval, it is not difficult to see that we check your website 5x more often, and this consumes 5x more system resources. In other words, we care about your website 5x more than our competitors do, even if you only use the free plan.

Why Wait? Sign Up Free Now!

Major System Upgrade at Uptime Doctor

To bring you better service, we will be performing a major system upgrade. The purpose of the upgrade is to phase out aging hardware & OS, and to increase our system capacity. Service interruption cannot be avoided, but will be minimized as much as possible.

DATE & TIME
Jun 05 2015 09:00 PM (US/Eastern)

DURATION
2 hours expected (maximum 8 hours if things did not go as planned)

IMPACT
Our website and control panel will be unavailable. Monitoring system will be shut down. There will be a period of no monitoring performed. Outages may not be detected or reported, but no false alarm is expected.

We will take necessary steps to ensure a smooth and speedy upgrade. Any inconvenience is deeply regretted.

Earn Lucrative Recurring Income as an Affiliate

Would you like to build a steady recurring income easily? Join our affiliate program! You will earn commission as long as the clients referred by you stay with us.

  • Earn 15% commission on each recurring payment made by clients referred by you.
  • Get welcome bonus of USD $10.00 simply by joining the affiliate program today!

How to Join?

It is free to join! Login to your account and navigate to “Affiliate”, or sign up if you don’t have an account yet.

For Resellers

If you are a reseller, you can offer affiliate program on your website too (you pay commissions to affiliates at your own cost). To enable affiliate program, login to your reseller control panel and navigate to Reseller -> Marketing.

Sell Website Monitoring and Start Earning Money Today!

Ask yourself:

  • Do you wish you could offer website monitoring to your clients?
  • Do you want to earn money quickly and easily?

Introducing Uptime Doctor Reseller Program

Today, we officially launch our private-label reseller program.

Highlights of our reseller program:

  • It is FREE to join. No risk!
  • Offer free and paid monitoring plans to your clients.
  • You set the selling price and decide how much you want to earn.
  • No programming needed. You can setup your website monitoring website within 60 minutes.
  • Use your own domain name and brand. It is completely private-labelled.
  • We run the backend system, you run the business!

Learn More and Join Today!

Monitoring Location Group

Currently, the monitoring profile lets you choose which specific location you would like to monitor from. You can choose “Random” or a specific location.

Today, we give you even more flexibility. You can now monitor from:

  • a geographic region (North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific), or
  • a group of locations of your choice (eg. countries where your users are from)

This feature is available to paid accounts only.

Bulk Monitoring is Now an Easy Feat

If you are monitoring (or planning to monitor) tens, hundreds or thousands of websites and servers, we have good news for you!

We had completed an extensive upgrade to our control panel to support bulk operations. Under “Monitoring” menu in your control panel, you can find the following new items:

  1. Bulk Add Test – add multiple websites and servers in one go.
  2. Bulk Actions – deactivate/activate/reset/remove/change interval of all selected tests.

bulk-menu