April 23, 2012

Wupbox – Worldwide Website Monitoring

Wupbox is a web-based application that monitors websites and tracks performance at all times, day and night. Users can control their websites from different places around the world, making it possible to analyze and compare performance based on factors like location and time.

Popular websites with visitors from foreign countries need to run just as quickly in San Jose, Costa Rica, and they do in San Jose, California. To make sure your site isn’t running slowly for your far-away fans, sign up for Wupbox and start creating your first report. From the Wupbox dashboard page, you should enter a name for your new report and the website you want to check. In mere seconds, Wupbox will begin monitoring your website and uptime statistics will start showing up to let you know when things are going awry. Once a few days have passed, Wupbox will have collected enough data to give you a more comprehensive view of how your site is performing. View the response time, DNS time, connect time, redirect time, download size, or download speed, and filter all this information by geographic location to make sure specific areas aren’t lagging behind.

Wupbox understands that most publishers don’t have time to check their dashboards for performance updates each day. That’s why the web-application sends weekly and monthly reports that summarize the status of every site it tracks. Publishers can also view a history log that shows all the checks performed by Wupbox over a given time, and perform real-time checks to see how their sites are responding from different locations.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out how quickly your site is responding for visitors in Ireland
  • Receive immediate notifications when there is a problem with one of your sites
  • Get alerted when your sites are running slowly or taking a long time to load
  • See how long visitors in California are waiting to established a connection to your site

Insider Tips:

  • Sign up for weekly or monthly performance reports
  • Compare uptime statistics on a month-to-month basis
  • Perform real-time performance checks with Wupbox agents across the world
  • History logs show each time Wupbox checked a site

What we liked:

  • Publishers with foreign audiences can make sure people in other countries aren’t experiencing a slower version of their sites
  • Latency alerts let people know immediately when their sites are running slow
  • Periodic email reports are great for people who don’t have time to check this information on their own
  • Users can review the connection time on their websites at any time, day or night

What we didn’t like:

  • Wupbox doesn’t have as many features as competing website monitoring applications


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom
  • Founded by: David Mills
  • Web site:


  • Personal account is free
  • Business account is $10/month
  • Premium account is $40/month

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