March 1, 2013

CopperEgg – Continuous Server Monitoring


CopperEgg is a tool that people can use to monitor their servers, websites, and mobile apps from any iPhone, iPad, Android, or desktop computer. With 15-second checks 24 hours a day, CopperEgg is able to monitor uptime and notify its users immediately when trouble is afoot.

Sign up for a CopperEgg account to get API access and custom alerts. Select whether you’re interested in monitoring a server or monitoring a website, and then create a test (also known as a “probe”) by entering the URL, protocol, frequency, and other identifying factors. Once you’ve gotten the system set up, you’ll be able to monitor your website’s health from the CopperEgg dashboard page, keeping a close eye on response times, uptime percentages, and current connection times. CopperEgg runs performance checks every 15 seconds, and notifies you immediately via Twitter, HipChat, PagerDuty, Campfire, Webhooks, or email when problems do come up.

In addition to telling you what’s going on with your website or server in real-time, CopperEgg can also use historical data to compare current performance indicators to those from up to one year ago. Find out if your website is running more slowly now than last month, and find out how long it’s taking the average user to connect. Businesses can also set up individual accounts for employees, with restricted access based on each staffer’s unique clearance levels.

Practical Uses:

  • Find out immediately when your servers go down
  • Enlist multiple employees to help monitor your company website
  • Get a tweet or email when issues arise with your website
  • Check your server performance from any iPhone or iPad

Insider Tips:

  • CopperEgg retains one year of account history
  • All communication on CopperEgg is done over an SSL encrypted connection
  • CopperEgg can monitor physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers
  • CopperEgg offers support for Apache, Nginx, MySQL, RDS, Redis, StatsD, and CloudWatch

What we liked:

  • Servers and websites are checked for performance every 15 seconds
  • Businesses can monitor hundreds of servers with a single CopperEgg account
  • CopperEgg integrates into the CRM applications most people already use
  • People can check their site performance from a smartphone

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Austin, Texas
  • Founded by: Scott Johnson and Eric Anderson
  • Web site:


  • Starter plan is $19/month
  • Bronze plan is $50/month
  • Silver plan is $90/month
  • Gold plan is $240/month
  • Copper plan is $490/month


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