September 25, 2013

Webmon – Web Monitoring Done Right

Webmon is a website monitoring and escalation service. The platform notifies users when their websites are experiencing downtime or error conditions, and provides real-time dashboards showing service performances and rich reporting.

In less than two minutes, you can set up Webmon to monitor your websites, DNS servers, online transactions, and Restful API. Webmon turns the data it collects from your websites into detailed graphs, which can be used to compare performance across regions, sites, and dates. Set thresholds based on measurements like page load times, which automatically trigger notifications to be sent out in real-time when anomalies occur. Using multi-level escalations, you can notify the right people at your company via SMS and email when incidents and outages take place. If the first person on your contact list fails to respond promptly to an outage, Webmon will escalate the issue and begin alerting backup technicians based on the parameters you’ve created.

One of the features that really stands out for Webmon is the platform’s website transaction monitoring. Users can monitor pages that require multiple steps with cookies passed along, and they can track site performance throughout the shopping process to see if customers are having difficulty logging in or adding items to their carts.

Practical Uses:

  • Notify the right person when your website goes down
  • Compare HTTP response codes
  • Monitor your online shopping carts for downtime issues
  • Find out immediately when your website has slowed to a crawl

Insider Tips:

  • Green, red, and gray status colors indicate the performance of any site being monitored by Webmon
  • Users can select the region they want to monitor their sites from
  • Create a dashboard to compare the response times of multiple sites
  • Users can respond to Webmon via text to acknowledge receipt of an incident report

What we liked:

  • Webmon allows users to set custom triggers for their sites
  • Webmon utilizes global monitoring stations
  • All incidents can be tracked in real-time
  • Multi-level escalations can be set up to notify secondary technicians if the on call technician fails to respond

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:


  • Personal plan is $8.99 per month
  • Business plan is $34.99 per month
  • Bustiness+ plan is $79.99 per month

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