BrowserMob Launches Monitoring Tool For Website Health

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BrowserMob, an on-demand performance and load testing software service, is launching a new monitoring tool that lets you measure the performance of your website over time, and alert you of problems. BroswerMob, which is a cloud-based service, is designed to help lower-trafficked websites (i.e. websites with less than one million visitors each month) prepare for potentially high traffic situations, such as a launch. BrowserMob presented its sites testing product at TechCrunch’s Cloud Computing Roundtable in February.

The monitoring tool checks your website from multiple locations in the cloud, using ta variety of browsers, captures screen shots of your website whenever it detects an error and notifies you immediately when these problems take place. The technology also detects problems outside of your firewall (ad vendor problems, issues with external widgets, etc.).

Patrick Lightbody, the founder of BrowserMob, says that he started the business because he found that there wasn’t a low-cost alternative for startups and SMBs which wanted to test out their sites for traffic and track performance. BrowserMob’s monitoring service is free for low-volume monitoring (the tool will check the site every hour) and starts at $30 per month for more in-depth coverage.

Though BrowserMob is focused on the smaller sites, the startup, which launched in 2008, has some big-name clients, such as Evite. Competitors to BrowserMob include Keynote Systems and AlertSite.

  • Armin

    You misspelled “Browser” in the title!

  • Armin

    You misspelled “Browser” in the title!

  • Tim

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.alertfox.com/ to me.

  • Tim

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.alertfox.com/ to me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tatercakes BK Gupta

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.gomez.com/ to me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tatercakes BK Gupta

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.gomez.com/ to me.

  • morkmork

    why is this news? not really a unique service IMO, just google for “website monitoring” to get an idea. Most services around offer quite a bit more functionality for the same price

  • morkmork

    why is this news? not really a unique service IMO, just google for “website monitoring” to get an idea. Most services around offer quite a bit more functionality for the same price

  • johnp

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.watchmouse.com/ to me.

  • johnp

    Sounds like a copy of http://www.watchmouse.com/ to me.

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    • sponge j

      Long live the tall lonely tech nerd!

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    • sponge j

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  • Arin

    Browsermob’s actually pretty damn nice.

    I haven’t found any other load test provider that uses real browsers (downloads and runs all the JS, renders the CSS, DLs images. + u get actual screenshots), has a self service web interface & clocks in at a reasonable price.

  • Arin

    Browsermob’s actually pretty damn nice.

    I haven’t found any other load test provider that uses real browsers (downloads and runs all the JS, renders the CSS, DLs images. + u get actual screenshots), has a self service web interface & clocks in at a reasonable price.

  • Nick

    I’ve used BrowserMob a number of times over the last 3 months to load test various projects and I’m excited to see this new monitoring service launched. We explored a number of load testing services that were way beyond our budget before we found BrowserMob. Their service offers easy access to low level results (time for each resource, time to first byte) as well as a more real world evaluation since it uses real browsers for the tests. It was exactly what we needed and was surprisingly affordable for our small business.

  • Nick

    I’ve used BrowserMob a number of times over the last 3 months to load test various projects and I’m excited to see this new monitoring service launched. We explored a number of load testing services that were way beyond our budget before we found BrowserMob. Their service offers easy access to low level results (time for each resource, time to first byte) as well as a more real world evaluation since it uses real browsers for the tests. It was exactly what we needed and was surprisingly affordable for our small business.

  • http://www.skill-guru.com Skill-guru

    at least I know about some of sites offer this kind of service

  • http://www.skill-guru.com Skill-guru

    at least I know about some of sites offer this kind of service

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deven_Hariyani/503713177 Deven Hariyani

    I haven’t been able to find another service that is able to perform load testing and monitoring services using real browsers. Most of the errors I find on my website are due to 3rd party ad networks that use flash ads that break my websites layout or cause slow page loads. With BrowserMob I am able to track down exactly which ad network is responsible. Thank you BrowserMob!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deven_Hariyani/503713177 Deven Hariyani

    I haven’t been able to find another service that is able to perform load testing and monitoring services using real browsers. Most of the errors I find on my website are due to 3rd party ad networks that use flash ads that break my websites layout or cause slow page loads. With BrowserMob I am able to track down exactly which ad network is responsible. Thank you BrowserMob!

  • Bimal

    It is a product like others on the market but like many have mentioned earlier it uses real web browsers which makes it extremely efficient and the price point competitive with the smaller brands and cheaper than major players (e.g., Mercury). Sound product with some good functionality.

  • Bimal

    It is a product like others on the market but like many have mentioned earlier it uses real web browsers which makes it extremely efficient and the price point competitive with the smaller brands and cheaper than major players (e.g., Mercury). Sound product with some good functionality.

  • http://www.siliconvalleybachelor.com KevinL.

    Patrick Lightbody was my college roommate. My mom loved him because he was always home when she would call and I wasn’t. Sorry Pat, had to out you.

    The guy was a full-time engineer at Cisco as a 17 year old and one of the all-time great minds I have known – (although everyone else I know wakes up in a gutter, confused as to their whereabouts).

    I can honestly say Pat will never, EVER, let any one of his clients down. (He spends all that time at home, what else is he going to do?)

    Great job Pat. Good luck!

  • http://www.siliconvalleybachelor.com KevinL.

    Patrick Lightbody was my college roommate. My mom loved him because he was always home when she would call and I wasn’t. Sorry Pat, had to out you.

    The guy was a full-time engineer at Cisco as a 17 year old and one of the all-time great minds I have known – (although everyone else I know wakes up in a gutter, confused as to their whereabouts).

    I can honestly say Pat will never, EVER, let any one of his clients down. (He spends all that time at home, what else is he going to do?)

    Great job Pat. Good luck!

  • Sam

    How is this cheap when there are so many free like this including http://247webmonitoring.com/ and mon.itor.us

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