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Selenium based functional testing & transaction monitoring

This functionality was frequently requested by our users and now we finally have it - automated synthetic monitoring using real browser!

It allows you to periodically simulate user interaction with you web application by entering form fields, submitting forms, clicking links and buttons, etc. For list of currently available browser commands please visit our "Quick reference" section.

With our REST API you can define your own screen size (by default 1280 x 800 pixels), choose remote browser location, take screenshot and capture HTTP Archive format (HAR) with detailed network activity.


By using our solution you don't have to manage any test servers which will save you time and money! This modern trend is also known as serverless computing.

Currently this feature is available to our end-users as REST web service and you can try it here.

.NET library for detecting temporary / disposable email addresses


We published open-source, simple and easy to use .NET Standard 2.0 library with some useful utilities.

For example, you can now easily check if email address is temporary / disposable. With string extension methods this can be as easy as following:

bool isTemporary = "".IsTemporaryEmail(); //true

Current implementation is offline (known temporary domains are "baked in") and for this reason also very fast.

GitHub repository with examples:

Our official NuGet Package for this library:

We plan to upgrade this in future and add some more useful functions.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Monitoring DNS records for your domain

Want to periodically monitor DNS records for your website? Here are step by step instructions how to accomplish this with AppBeat:

  • click on "Add new periodic monitor" button and select DNS agent type

  • enter domain you want to monitor

  • you can create custom regular expression rules which will be used for DNS response validation

  • optionally you can test your rules to ensure they are returning status "Good"

  • click "Finish" button

Your DNS entries will now be periodically monitored from our agents all around world - you will receive notification if anomaly is detected.

Happy monitoring!

Domain expiry monitoring with Whois

With newest version of AppBeat you can now periodically run Whois for your domain:

You can customize notification rules to receive message when domain is about to expire or set custom regular expression for Whois response:

For example, you can set regular expression to ensure correct name servers, registrant name, domain status, or any other information returned from Whois server.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this feature. Happy monitoring!

Best Pingdom / UptimeRobot alternative?

Do you own website or blog and want to be informed when it becomes inaccessible? Maybe there is an issue with your web application or web server becomes unresponsive and you want to resolve issues as quickly as possible?

AppBeat is right tool for you and now, for limited time, we offer you 75% discount on Standard yearly plan which includes 15 one-minute checks.

To get this discount just use promo code MONITOR during checkout and your price should be automatically discounted from 49.90 EUR / year to 12.47 EUR / year.

This is just 1.04 EUR / month for 15 one-minute checks or 0.07 EUR / check / month and includes:

  • one-minute check frequency
  • unlimited email alerts & third-party integrations
  • 10 free SMS messages per month
  • log history saved for 12 months
  • multi-user login
  • free public status page
  • and much more (please check our pricing for details)

Have questions? Please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Hurry up and grab this deal while you can!

Time for change? Affordable Pingdom alternative.

Our website monitoring solution is now available for two years and we have upgraded it with cool new features:

  • unlimited email alerts and integrations with HipChat, OpsGenie, PagerDuty, Pushover, Slack, StatusPage, Workplace by Facebook or dynamic webhooks
  • monitoring of HTTP(S), HTTP/2, IPv4, IPv6, Ping, SSL, DNS, UDP, TCP, IMAP, POP3, SMTP protocols
  • free public status page with easy option to use it on your own domain, for example
  • access to our monitoring API for integration with your system
  • log history saved for 12 months
  • support for multi-user login
  • industry-standard encryption to protect the confidentiality of your sensitive information
  • 100% service level agreement (SLA) available
  • ...and much more!

Engineered for rock-solid reliability

Since launch in 2016, our core monitoring service has effective uptime of 100%. This is of course not a coincidence since one of our main design goals was eliminating single point of failure by:

  • using geographically distributed failover clusters,
  • using high availability and geo-replicated database,
  • having fault tolerant microservice architecture for our monitoring agents.

Want to try it? No problem, we offer you 14-day free trial (no obligations, no credit card required). Have questions? Please let us know.

Happy monitoring!

p.s. if you migrate your monitors from Pingdom, UptimeRobot, StatusCake or any other uptime monitoring service, you are eligible for 50% discount on any yearly AppBeat plan. Interested? Please try our free 14-day trial and contact us.

Coming soon: recurring unmonitored time functionality

Soon you will be able to define recurring time periods when service and all its child checks will be temporary excluded from monitoring:

This may be useful for some customers who don't need 24/7 monitoring and don't want to use our API integration to pause / resume service with web services.

New feature will be added as part of our 1.8.0 application version upgrade in it is scheduled to be publicly available in beginning of 2018.

Stay tuned :)

Receive huge website monitoring discounts!

Website monitoring discounts are now available:

  • receive 50% discount when switching from another monitoring provider
  • receive up to 90% discount for recommending AppBeat on social media or web page
  • recommend AppBeat to another user / company and receive free credit upon their purchase

Please contact us for more details!

Note: discounts can not be combined

How to create public status page for your domain or service?

Want to share your latest monitoring status with your users? Want to notify your visitors about scheduled maintenace /downtime? You can do this very easily with AppBeat:

  • login to your AppBeat account (or create one for free)
  • click on "Public status" and then "Enable public status page"
  • configure if you want your status to be automatically updated by AppBeat (and for which monitored services)
  • your public status can then be hosted on:
    • your web server / your domain by copy/pasting our high-availability JavaScript snippet on your page
    • our web servers / our domain (
    • for Advanced plans and higher: we can host your public status on our AWS infrastructure (yearly plans can also have free certificate for secure HTTPS version of public status page) - please contact us so we can send you instructions for DNS entry on your domain


Have questions? Please let us know.