14 Alternatives to Monitus for Ping and Website Monitoring

Monitis, once a stand alone monitoring solution, has become Teamviewer Web Monitoring. If you don’t like or don’t need the changes offered you may be looking for alternatives to Monitis.

Uptime monitoring is integral to your growing suite of web and application monitoring, and it can be difficult to find a replacement that will do everything you need in one software. We recommend prioritizing the monitoring and alerting aspect first, as it’s most important to know when it’s down and to be able to react quickly and move toward recovery.

Monitis was a web-based website and application performance monitoring solution. The system could monitor servers, network infrastructure, and other cloud services such as mail servers. Monitis also supported an application programming interface (API) as well, for those with a preference to work from the command line.

Here are some web monitoring vendors that may be suitable alternatives to Monitis.

Table of Contents
  1. Uptime.com
  2. Teamviewer
  3. Microsoft System Center
  4. Uptrends
  5. Nagios
  6. SolarWinds
  7. Uptime Robot
  8. Fresh Ping
  9. Logic Monitor
  10. DataDog
  11. Dynatrace
  12. Site 24x7
  13. New Relic
  14. AppDynamics

A Quick Note

We sometimes say “users report” or similar wording. We primarily base our user reports on reviews found on Capterra and G2 Crowd. We believe users searching for alternatives to Monitis benefit from comparisons utilizing both platforms, among others.

Uptime.com

One of the top alternatives to Monitis: Uptime.com

About Uptime.com:

One of the common criticisms of Monitis – based on our user observations – was the lack of tools for technical diagnosis. Alerting got the message to the proper user, but the system was better equipped for first alert capabilities.

In addition to offering more check types than Monitis, Uptime.com offers first response alerting with more in-depth tools to diagnose alerts, such as traceroute and Real-Time Analysis. Status Pages and Reports also help communicate the state of your network, with customizable incidents you can use for transparency throughout any incident.

Uptime.com has resource monitoring on our roadmap, and with this functionality incoming we rank ourselves at the top of alternatives to Monitis.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP/S
  • Real User Monitoring (RUM)
  • Ping (ICMP)
  • SSH
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • DNS
  • SMTP
  • POP
  • IMAP
  • Domain Blacklist
  • Domain WHOIS/Expiry
  • Malware/Virus
  • API checks
  • SSL Certificate Expiry
  • Transaction Check (Synthetic Monitoring)
  • NTP
  • Custom Checks (such as Webhook and Heartbeat)

Check Intervals:

1 minute for most

Special Features:

  • Status Pages and SLA Reporting (with scheduled reporting available
  • Maintenance Windows, Escalations
  • SSO
  • Voice Call/SMS alerts
  • REST API available for command line usage.
  • Private Location Monitoring
  • 1 minute metrics

Multiple Users:

Yes, and supports SSO configuration as well

Support:

Email, chat, phone

Integrations:

  • Cachet
  • Datadog
  • Geckoboard
  • Jira Service Desk
  • Klipfolio
  • Librato
  • OpsGenie
  • PagerDuty
  • Pushbullet
  • Pushover
  • Signifai
  • Slack
  • Status.io
  • StatusPage
  • Twitter
  • VictorOps
  • Wavefront
  • Webhooks
  • Zapier

Price: $16 per month to start, 21-day full-featured free trial (no credit card required)

Teamviewer

About:

If you’re here, it’s likely you’re looking for an alternative to Team Viewer, but as a point of comparison TeamViewer’s alternatives to Monitis has many of the same features with some options lost in the shift (such as phone messaging, and not all of the locations Monitis users are used to).

Checks Available:

  • Resource monitoring
  • Server Status
  • HTTP, HTTPS
  • Ping monitors

Check Intervals:

As rapid as one-minute monitoring intervals

Special Features:

Internal agent installation is required/recommended for best results. API available for command line usage.

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support: 

Documentation and ticketing

Integrations:

Some featured integrations include:

  • PagerDuty
  • Slack
  • Jira
  • Zapier

Price:

Depends on needs, 15-day free trial available

Microsoft System Center

About:

System Center offers a lot of the same kinds of monitoring Monitis users are used to, and is good for companies utilizing Microsoft OSs. If you are not, or want to monitor externally, System Center falls a little short of your goals. The reporting also could be an obstacle to adoption. Some users also report a lack of customization being a frustration.

Checks Available:

  • Resource monitoring

Special Features:

  • Flat rate paid by user, no monthly costs

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Forums primarily, but Microsoft Support is available

Price:

Costs start at $1323.00 per user

Uptrends

About: 

Uptrends offers a featureset comparable to Monitis, and reporting to accompany your monitoring. A few speed bumps may slow new user adoption, such as the Transaction check configuration and a lack of customization options.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP/S
  • API
  • RUM (available for an additional fee based on pageviews per month)
  • Web App (transaction checks for Advanced plans only)
  • Web Performance
  • Web server
  • DNS
  • Mail Server

Check Intervals:

1 minute for most

Advanced features:

  • Maintenance windows
  • On-call/off-duty schedules for contacts
  • Status pages
  • SMS and/or Voice call alerts
  • Advanced plans let you select locations to monitor from

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Email, phone and “Premium Support”

Other:

Logs only saved for 90 days, some plans are as low as 14 days

Integrations:

  • Slack
  • Pagerduty
  • Statushub
  • Victorops
  • ServiceNow
  • Webhooks

Price: $14.59 to $204.21/mon for Basic, $34.94 to $63.21 for Advanced, Free 30-Day Trial no credit card required

Nagios

About Nagios:

We rank Nagios fairly high, but we concede the system requires a great deal of investment from your organization.

Nagios has a diverse check toolset to work with, and a powerful alerting system. It’s open source, which is also very attractive for businesses of any size. You can adapt what works and grow from there.

The challenge comes in building and maintaining this toolset. Nagios will require effort, and how much effort you are willing to spend will determine its effectiveness for you.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP/S
  • Real User Monitoring (RUM)
  • Ping (ICMP)
  • SSH
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • DNS
  • SMTP
  • POP
  • IMAP
  • API
  • SSL Certificate Expiry
  • Transaction

Check Intervals:

1 minute for most

Advanced features:

  • SMS/email alerts
  • Maintenance windows
  • Escalations
  • On-call setup for contacts
  • Custom notifications

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Forums

Other:

Open source software, will probably need to hire staff to build a solution, support not readily available, have to rely on IT team knowledge and forums for implementation.

Integrations:

Custom

Price:

Free

SolarWinds

About: 

SolarWinds offers some of the same monitoring and on-premise installation as Monitis, with a slightly higher learning curve. The Zapier integration offers nice flexibility in alerting, and the installable agent will feel familiar. The catch depends on what you need, as costs can grow as you add resources to your monitoring.

Checks Available:

  • Network performance
  • Server application monitoring
  • Database performance
  • Network bandwidth

Check Intervals:

1 minute

Special Features:

Depends on the plan and your needs

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Ticketing and documentation

Integrations:

Includes Zapier, among others

Price:

Varies by plan type and need, but averages around $1,000 for a full suite of monitoring. 30-day free trial available.

Uptime Robot

About: 

Uptime Robot has a diverse enough check set, but SMS alerts carry costs and the free plan is only capable of 5-minute monitoring. The free plan is a nice benefit, but the cost to setup could eat away at you if you find the monitoring system doesn’t work or the costs for the plan you need exceed your budget.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP(S) monitoring
  • Defacement
  • Ping
  • Email Server
  • Heartbeat monitoring
  • SSL Certificate monitoring

Check Intervals:

5 minutes for the free plan

Special Features:

  • SMS alerts
  • 1 year of history retention

Support:

Documentation and email

Integrations: 

15

Price:

From free plans to Enterprise level

Fresh Ping

About: 

FreshPing is missing ping checks, which makes less than ideal as alternatives to Monitis. The check intervals are one minute, but add-on pricing is required for features you can get for less from other competitors, such as SMS alerting or status pages.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP/S
  • Web Performance
  • Web server
  • DNS

Check Intervals:

One minute

Special Features:

  • Status pages
  • SMS Alerts
  • Set Custom HTTP Headers
  • Set Request Timeout
  • Set Basic Auth

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Email support

Price:

Free to $36 per month

Logic Monitor

About: 

Logic Monitor offers functionality geared toward resource monitoring and infrastructure monitoring. Some of these checks will feel familiar for Monitis users, but the featureset and learning curve may exceed the benefits of switching at the Logic Monitor price point.

Checks Available:

  • Application and Databases
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Containers
  • Networking and Firewalls
  • Operating Systems and Virtualization
  • Server Hardware

Special Features:

  • Sandbox for testing
  • Premium support
  • SMS and voice alerts

Multiple Users:

Child accounts.

Support:

Ticketing and documentation

Price:

Quote required, 14-day trial available

DataDog

Checks Available:

  • APM
  • Real User Monitoring
  • Host Monitoring
  • Custom Checks

Check Intervals:

  • 5 minutes

Special Features:

Depends on the type of monitoring you choose.

Support:

Documentation and ticketing

Price:

$15-23 per monitor, 14-day free trial available.

Dynatrace

About: 

Dynatrace has transparent pricing and plan diversity. You will likely need to combine more than one type of service, but costs for doing so are affordable at first. As infrastructure grows, Dynatrace can become a larger resource. Users also report some hiccups customizing dashboards and dealing with support.

Checks Available:

  • Full Stack Monitoring
  • Digital Experience Monitoring
  • Application Security
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Cloud Automation

Check Intervals:

1 minute is possible

Special Features:

Plan dependent. Users can choose the plans they need piece by piece. Some features include:

  • Content monitoring
  • Performance baselines

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Ticketing, forums, and documentation

Integrations:

Some featured integrations include:

  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Bitbucket
  • Jira

Price:

Plan dependent. Costs are based per service, but prices start at $69 per host. 15-day free trial available.

Site 24×7

About Site 24×7:

Site 24×7 seeks to be an all-in-one solution with an emphasis on usability. Largely, users report that it succeeds at being an all-in-one at the cost of a steep learning curve. Users migrating between services may find the UI less accommodating.

Additionally, the number of check types could be a concern as your organization seeks to expand its external monitoring for a more observable infrastructure.

Checks Available:

  • HTTP/S
  • API
  • RUM (available for an additional fee based on pageviews per month)
  • Web App (transaction checks)
  • Web Performance
  • Web server
  • DNS
  • Mail Server

Check Intervals:

1 minute for most

Advanced features:

  • Maintenance windows, and On-call/off-duty schedules for contacts
  • Status pages
  • SMS and/or voice call alerts
  • Installable on-premise monitoring available

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Email, Forum, Chat & Phone

Notes:

Logs based on file size (500MB) instead of number of days in history. Only monitors from 8 locations (from 90+ probe servers). Generous allowances for Real User Monitoring (from 100K/mo pageviews to 1M/month). Also does server, network, and application performance monitoring

Integrations:

  • Slack
  • Pagerduty
  • MS Teams
  • ServiceNow
  • OpsGenie
  • ManageEngine Service Desk PLUS
  • ManageEngine SDP On-Demand
  • AlarmsOne
  • Zapier
  • Webhooks

Price:

Free to $225+/mon for Website Monitoring (annual, other types of plans are available), Free 30-Day Trial no credit card required

New Relic

About: 

New Relic offers the ping monitoring that Monitis users might need, alongside browser and HTTP monitoring. However, the 5-minute intervals and cost for extended data retention could be a turn off. Additionally, users who require a more active support team will need to pay a premium.

Checks Available:

  • Ping
  • Browser monitoring
  • Synthetic monitoring
  • API testing
  • Digital Experience Monitoring

Check Intervals:

5 minutes

Special Features:

  • Extended data retention
  • Designated account management
  • SAML Authentication

Multiple Users:

from 5 to unlimited

Support:

Free users can use forums. Tickets and chat included with Pro plans and higher

Price:

Quote Required

AppDynamics

About: 

App Dynamics focuses on application performance monitoring, which isn’t an exact fit for the kind of monitoring Monitis users are used to. Real user monitoring does have some crossover, but Monitis users likely need to know more than performance, they also want to confirm it’s up or down. Customized dashboards and in-depth reporting are positives for users looking to make the switch, but both come at a premium price point.

Checks Available:

  • Database monitoring
  • Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Application Performance Monitoring
  • Business Performance Monitoring
  • End User Monitoring

Special Features:

  • APM Agent
  • Custom Dashboards
  • Scheduled Reporting

Multiple Users:

Yes

Support:

Ticket System

Price:

Quote Required

Seeking Alternatives to Monitis? Look No Further

Finding alternatives to Monitis may involve some compromise, either buying more or less of services than you need or even using multiple providers. Here is some advice on shopping for a web monitoring provider if you’re still not sure, but we suggest taking the plunge with a 21-day free trial at Uptime.com.

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