Why I partnered with StatusCake?
Long story short, because website monitoring is incredibly hard and StatusCake makes it easy. If you want the long story, here it goes.
Hey there, it’s Goran Duskic, owner of webmaster.ninja. I registered webmaster.ninja domain name back in August 2015. After finally deciding what I want to build on it, I started working on a service that combined DomainWatch (product of the day on Product Hunt), set of tools I already had on WhoAPI with monitoring services which I was going to build with WhoAPI’s APIs.
No small task, but I completed it. First in 2017 with a major upgrade and realease, followed by a 2019 major redesign and update. I never blamed pandemic, inflation or war in Ukraine, but we just couldn’t get enough revenue to support the infrastructure, team, and user support. I felt bad for the people who worked very hard to create a wonderful service, and I felt bad for 7300+ users that signed up hoping we have them covered.
In the end I decided to shut down the server that was loading the service, but stayed determined I was going to help users solve their website monitoring needs. Below you can find a list of advantages that will show you why StatusCake is the right choice.
StatusCake is a London, England, company founded in 2012. They have over 120.000 clients including IBM, Netflix, Disney, Microsoft and Google. Their support is available on chat and email and they usually respond under 15 minutes. They have a free plan that could go a long way to some webmaster.ninja users that are used to having free website monitoring. If you need more than the free plan offers, you can take the free trial, and once you pay, you can ask for a refund if you are not happy. On top of that, they are the good guys, and agreed to give 20% discount to webmaster.ninja users. Coupon code is: SUBU-NINJA-20
Get alerts when your website goes down 24/7/365. Test website uptime from 43 locations in 30 different countries. At StatusCake you can customise who gets alerted of website downtime and how (email, Slack, push notification, SMS, phone, Telegram, and many other).
You will have access to old uptime test results for up to a month. That way, you can stay on top of historical website outages. This allows you to compare your website uptime reports in real time so you can see if your website performance is improving or declining.
Page Speed Monitoring
I wrote extensively on the importance of page speed here and here, and I still believe that. It’s incredibly important to monitor page speed 24/7. Remember my line; “I love that your website is slow”, said nobody!
Now that you can no longer monitor your website speed with Webmaster.ninja, you can do it with StatusCake. Their Page Speed Monitoring tool allows you to test the load speed of as many individual pages as you like. You’ll get a full breakdown measured in milliseconds to help you identify any problem areas.
Similar to what webmaster.ninja used to have, StatusCake has domain monitoring as well! Set up custom reminders to notify you when your domain is expiring. They’ll alert you if it does expire.
You can also set rules for DNS records, so that when they change you will receive a notification alert. This is a very simple and reliable service that is easy to setup but the benefits are powerful. Nobody wants to lose their domain name!
What kind of a monitoring service doesn’t have SSL monitoring? Well a bad one, and as we know, there are plenty of those. On the other end, StatusCake does include SSL monitoring! Incredibly simple and easy to set up, just like domain monitoring. Just type in the domain name, and they take care of the rest.
Receive an alert 1, 14 or 30 days before it expires. Or set your own dates. You will also receive an SSL report and StatusCake will let you know if there’s something wrong with the way your SSL is installed.
Now it’s time to venture into unknown territory and talk about something that webmaster.ninja never had, and that’s server monitoring. What you can do is set thresholds for disk, RAM, CPU usage and more. If they pass a custom threshold, StatusCake will alert you however you like.
There’s a great advantage in tracking the way your server is behaving, because then you might be able to catch the downtime before it happens. Server monitoring is a part of StatusCake standard package, so make sure to utilize that as well.
What StatusCake Doesn’t Have
In case you were using Webmaster.ninja’s Google integrations (Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google Search Console), you won’t be able to get that at StatusCake. I am still looking for a solution for that.
Very important for Webmaster.ninja users: I did not sell your contact details to StatusCake, so I can guarantee that they do not have your email address unless you already gave it to them. This also means that if you want to use their services, you have to sign up.
One Last Thing
Before you head of to StatusCake there are a few things I need to let you know. In case you missed it, the StatusCake URLs are affiliate links. In case you sign up using them, and you become a paid client, I might get paid eventually. If I do, as long as you are paying StatusCake, I will get paid 30%. If you signup for a free account, and pay them 0$, I also get 0$.
If you do pay them, and you are not happy, I want to hear about that. Use the “send message” button in the bottom right corner here on webmaster.ninja and let me know. Furthermore, if you end up being a StatusCake client, feel free to reach out to me! Who knows, maybe I can do something more than ‘just’ getting you 20% discount I mentioned earlier. Once again, the coupon code for that discount is: SUBU-NINJA-20 One last thing, I am also a paid StatusCake client. I purchased the annual Superior plan, and added all my websites.
Contact us if you have any questions about our plans.
$ 24.49 /mo
100 Uptime Monitors
1 Minute Tests
Page Speed Monitoring
$ 79.99 /mo
300 Uptime Monitors
30 second Tests
Page Speed Monitoring
Multi User Access