Who is Monitor Scout?
Monitor Scout is a global website and server monitoring company based in Sweden with over 20 external monitor locations throughout the world. Monitor Scout’s management team has over 15 years of experience in the hosting industry and knows the importance of maximizing the uptime of internet-based solutions. In June 2011 Monitor Scout opened its doors and launched its first monitoring service in a BETA version. Since then, we have been working on improving our product to meet your monitoring needs.
Monitor Scout – Uptime Checks Price
Pricing starts at $16.24/month. Ideal only for Small Businesses websites. Set of features include 50 devices and monitors; Device components – CPU, memory, load, application etc. monitoring via SNMP and a custom server reporting client; Process monitors; Passive monitors; Device alerts; API access; More monitor locations; Email support.
Monitor Scout monitors much more than just your uptime:
Active monitoring of internet facing services
– Monitor Scout provides an extensive monitoring network consisting of 25 locations around the world that can be used to monitor your internet facing services. Monitor Scouts active monitors are used for monitoring of services like HTTP (web), SMTP (mail), TCP ports, and more. We have a large number of predefined monitor types to choose from which monitor your services directly from our monitoring network without any installation required by you. Active monitors are primarily used to alert you when there are problems with your services, but also generate graphs of response times of the monitored services. Each active monitor can be configured to use one or more monitoring locations to help you make sure that your monitored service is available from the entire world.
Passive monitoring of private services
– Monitor Scouts passive monitors help you monitor services that can’t be monitored with our regular active monitors, either because the services are unavailable from the public internet or because the service type is unsupported. A passive monitor receives updates sent by external applications using the Monitor Scout API. The monitor can be configured to alert if the reported data exceeds predefined thresholds or if no reports have been received within a certain timeframe. Using passive monitors you can monitor anything that you yourself can create a program to monitor, while still getting the benefit of an integrated monitor and alert management along with your regular monitors. As passive monitors can be set to alert if no reports are received they also help you avoid the risk of missing that the monitoring script has stopped running.