Alternatives to Pingdom?

Guys, as some of you know I’m on a misison to test several hosts.
Pingdom failed on me for the first time, I complained to Kinsta and they proved Pingdom wrong. … that sucked as Pingdom is easy to use.

Any of you know of a good alternative?
Preferability I’d be abel to test several locaitons in one go.

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Hetrixtools.com

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Hetrixtools is awesome but it does not test load the website.
What I’m doing is.

I have this one website being replicated to several providers.
Then I’ve been using Pingdom to test the loading speed at each provider, by tersting from different locaitons.

So it looks like this.
Provider A Loc AU Sydney
Tokyo: 3.56s -> 2.98 -> 3.77 -> 6.21
Frankfurt: 7.72 -> 7.55 -> 9.01 -> 6.54
London: 7.57 -> 6.91 -> 7.52 -> 6.73
Washington: 11.13 -> 5.66 -> 5.04
San Francisco: 9.09 - 5.03 -> 4.16
Sydney: 2.29 -> 4.06 -> 2.72
São Paulo: 9.50 -> 28.95 -> 7.88

Provider A Loc Hong Kong
Tokyo: 3.56s -> 2.98 -> 3.77 -> 6.21
Frankfurt: 7.72 -> 7.55 -> 9.01 -> 6.54
London: 7.57 -> 6.91 -> 7.52 -> 6.73
Washington: 11.13 -> 5.66 -> 5.04
San Francisco: 9.09 - 5.03 -> 4.16
Sydney: 2.29 -> 4.06 -> 2.72
São Paulo: 9.50 -> 28.95 -> 7.88

Provider B - Loc NY
Tokyo: 3.56s -> 2.98 -> 3.77 -> 6.21
Frankfurt: 7.72 -> 7.55 -> 9.01 -> 6.54
London: 7.57 -> 6.91 -> 7.52 -> 6.73
Washington: 11.13 -> 5.66 -> 5.04
San Francisco: 9.09 - 5.03 -> 4.16
Sydney: 2.29 -> 4.06 -> 2.72
São Paulo: 9.50 -> 28.95 -> 7.88

and so on…

Found this two tools;
https://www.dotcom-tools.com/

Take a look, it’s neat!

@vfuse has it me thinks.

Yeah I’ve caught them many times receiving a 200 code and claiming an outage.

uptimerobot?

You can have public facing pages too. Check out mine:
https://status.isodme.com/

All free!

for ping : mtr.sh
for speed test : gtmatrix
for ttfb/load test : tools.keycdn.com
uptime monitor : hetrixtools and uptime robot

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I use https://tools.keycdn.com/ a lot. How did Pingdom fail exactly? I use that a lot as well.

Basically wasn’t able to reach the server, meaning a dead server.
I knew it was live as I was using it to test the loading speed, so I reach out to Kinsta. On my mind the server was losing packets or too slow to respond, but then Kinsta came bac with alternative methods to check the loading speed and the gist is, the other tools were able to go on with the test while pingdom wasn’t.