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Updated pricing and new Standard plans

Dear AppBeat Users,

After observing monitoring requirements for almost a year, we are now slightly updating our pricing policy to better reflect your needs.

Starter plan is now even more accessible and allows you to have 5 one-minute monitors for just 2.49 EUR per month. This plan is suitable for blog owners, micro companies and individuals.

We also updated Standard plan where we added support for Standard plan multipliers. You can now choose Standard plan which best suits your specific requirements:

  • Standard Plan (15 checks, 10 SMS messages per month)
  • Standard x2 Plan (30 checks, 20 SMS messages per month)
  • Standard x3 Plan (45 checks, 30 SMS messages per month)
  • Standard x4 Plan (60 checks, 40 SMS messages per month)
  • Standard x5 Plan (75 checks, 50 SMS messages per month)
  • Standard x6 Plan (90 checks, 60 SMS messages per month)

Hopefully you will find this update useful. Happy monitoring!

How to create status page for your app or website using your domain

AppBeat website monitoring allowed you to easily create public status page for a long time. This page is hosted on our domain by using URL in following format: https://appbeat.io/status/YOUR_STATUS_PAGE_ID

However some users wanted more:

  • hosting public status page on their own domain
  • use their own CSS styling

We are happy to announce that newest AppBeat allows you all that!

Method 1: creating public status page on your domain by using simple static HTML template and JavaScript

If you navigate to "AppBeat / Public status / Dashboard" you will be able to enable your status page from there and publish on your web server static HTML file, similar to this:

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Your title</title>
      <!--Please copy css style to your web server because we could rename it in future-->
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="https://appbeat.io/assets/css/status-page.css" />
   </head>
   <body>
      <!--AppBeat status page is rendered into element with id appbeat-status-container-->
      <div id="appbeat-status-container" class="status-layout"></div>

      <!--Load AppBeat status page script for your page and start rendering it-->
      <script src="https://web1.appbeat.io/embed-status/YOUR_STATUS_PAGE_ID"></script>
      <!--Tip: your script is also duplicated on https://web2.appbeat.io which is hosted in different region-->
   </body>
</html>

Every time your visitor navigates to this page it will show him/her latest status of your page.

Method 2: creating public status page on your domain by getting embeddable HTML fragment on your server side

If you don't want to use JavaScript based solution for your status page, you can call following endpoints on your web server to get HTML fragment which can be embedded in your HTTP response:


Both methods can be styled with your own CSS or you can use our default style located at: https://appbeat.io/assets/css/status-page.css

Good thing about this solution is also, that you don't have to change DNS settings to get it to work. Simply publish static HTML file on your web server or embed our HTML fragment if you use dynamic pages. And that is it!

If you would like to try this feature, you can register for new free account and please contact us so we can enable your 14-day risk free trial.

Please note, that for limited time we offer you 60% discount on Starter plan.

Price comparison of website monitoring services (2017)

We have compiled pricing list of popular website monitoring services for their entry level monthly plans. For easier comparison, all prices were converted to EUR (we used latest exchange rate which was available on February 12th, 2017).

Monitoring prices as of February 12th, 2017:

Service

Entry price

Discounted price

Monitors

Notification types

Pingdom

12.95 EUR / month

not available

10

Email, SMS, webhook, Twitter

Uptime Robot

~6.5 EUR / month

~5.17 EUR / month

50

Email, SMS, webhook, Twitter, Boxcar 2, Pushbullet, Pushover, HipChat, Slack

pingometer

~8.46 EUR / month

not available

5

Email, Cachet, PagerDuty, Slack, StatusPage, Twitter

uptime

~9.4 EUR / month

not available

50

Email, SMS

Uptrends

11.44 EUR / month

10.30 EUR / month

10

Email, SMS, PagerDuty, Slack

Site24x7

~9.4 EUR / month

~8.46 EUR / month

10

Email, SMS, PagerDuty, Zapier

Happy Apps

~9.35 EUR / month

not available

25

Email

AppBeat

4.99 EUR / month

2 EUR / month

25

Email, SMS, webhookHipChat, OpsGenie, PagerDuty, Pushover, Slack, StatusPage

 

Based on this list we calculated annual cost for single one-minute monitor.

Yearly price for 1 minute monitor = (Entry price / Monitors) * 12

pingometer: (8.46 EUR / 5 monitors) * 12 months = 20.304 EUR for each monitor per year
Pingdom: (12.95 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 15.54 EUR for each monitor per year
Uptrends: (11.44 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 13.728 EUR for each monitor per year
Site24x7: (9.40 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 11.28 EUR for each monitor per year
Happy Apps: (9.35 EUR / 25 monitors) * 12 months = 4.488 EUR for each monitor per year
AppBeat: (4.99 EUR / 25 monitors) * 12 months = 2.3952 EUR for each monitor per year
uptime: (9.40 EUR / 50 monitors) * 12 months = 2.256 EUR for each monitor per year
Uptime Robot: (6.50 EUR / 50 monitors) * 12 months = 1.56 EUR for each monitor per year

Discounted yearly price for 1 minute monitor = (Discounted price / Monitors) * 12

pingometer: (8.46 EUR / 5 monitors) * 12 months = 20.304 EUR for each monitor per year
Pingdom: (12.95 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 15.54 EUR for each monitor per year
Uptrends: (10.30 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 12.36 EUR for each monitor per year
Site24x7: (8.46 EUR / 10 monitors) * 12 months = 10.152 EUR for each monitor per year
Happy Apps: (9.35 EUR / 25 monitors) * 12 months = 4.488 EUR for each monitor per year
uptime: (9.40 EUR / 50 monitors) * 12 months = 2.256 EUR for each monitor per year
Uptime Robot: (5.17 EUR / 50 monitors) * 12 months = 1.2408 EUR for each monitor per year
AppBeat: (2.00 EUR / 25 monitors) * 12 months = 0.96 EUR for each monitor per year

60% discount for Starter plan

First, we would like to wish you happy & prosperous new year! For this opportunity we would also like to give you nice gift: remarkable 60% OFF for new customers on first purchase!

If you purchase our yearly Starter plan you will pay only €19.96 for entire year for 25 one-minute monitors! This is just €0.80 for each one-minute monitor per year (or approximately €0.067 per month) !

This offer makes AppBeat most affordable monitoring solution on planet. Our monitoring reliability so far has been outstanding and we outperformed most (if not all) of our competition. If you decide for AppBeat you won't regret it!

Today we also published first upgrade for our web application in 2017, where we added PDF export capability for downtime reports.

Happy monitoring!

Upgraded website monitor: now supporting multi-user login

Today we published new web application with one of the most requested feature for our advanced users - multi-user login!

This functionality is very suitable for larger companies and DevOps teams, where it is prefered for each member to have its own AppBeat sub account (and not sharing primary account with all your users anymore).

Currently it is possible to add up to 25 power users for your subscription. These users have very similar permissions to primary account administrator with following restrictions:

  • they can not deactivate primary account
  • they can not change account personalization
  • they don't see account log

Based on your subscription plan you can have:

  • Standard plan - 3 Power Users
  • Advanced plan - 10 Power Users
  • Enterprise plan - 25 Power Users

If you need more than that, please contact us and we will arrange you more users. In future versions we plan to add more roles with less permissions (for example only to view data without any changes).

Hopefully you will like this new feature! And as always - happy monitoring!

Special offer for Pingdom, StatusCake and UptimeRobot users

Have more than 50 periodic web monitors and want to save some money? You are not satisfied with your current monitoring service quality?

Don't worry, we have something special for you! In December 2016 and January 2017 we offer you three months free service for any of our paid packages! In this free period you will experience our superior service quality, without monitoring outages or false positive detections!

Our solution was architected from the ground up with reliability and robustness in mind. Now you have great chance to experience this first-hand. Simply contact us and we will arrange all the details. And of course: you have no obligations! After three months of our free service it is up to you to decide if you will continue to use our paid service or not.

Robust and affordable Browser as a Service (BaaS)

That is our goal for next year!

We want to offer you real browsers, for example Chrome and Firefox, so you can periodically check if your web application always behaves as it should.

This kind of service will be very useful for your continuous integration and testing your website after you deploy new version into production environment.

If you would like to participate in closed beta, please contact us.