WebWatchBot Website Monitoring Software

WebWatchBot Website Monitoring Software

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.2
File Size:
25.71MB
Date Added:
April 16, 2013
Price:
Free to try (14-day trial); $795.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
8,781
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
SQL Server 2005/2008/2012

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "A good budget systems and site monitoring tool"

    June 26, 2013   |   By jcasetnl

    Version: WebWatchBot Website Monitoring Software 6.2

    Pros

    MUCH cheaper than full-fledged, enterprise-class tools.

    Most small and mid-size companies requirements won't exceed WWB's capabilities.

    Transaction Recorder is very cool for such a cheap package.

    Cons

    Documentation and support are minimal. This product is for people who are willing to undertake the challenge of learning this program's idiosyncrasies. It took me about three days to muddle through setting up my initial watch items and tweaking all their settings before I started get reliable performance.

    Reliability has occasionally been an issue.

    Summary

    I was looking for some basic monitoring software. I need to know when a web site is down. I need to know when a disk is filling up. I would like to schedule the basic pinging of devices at the edges of our MAN so I know when they go down before the phone rings.

    I didn't want something so complicated that it requires specialized, dedicated staff. I wasn't interested in learning a semi-proprietary scripting language to set things up. Above all-else, making the case for a 20-50k package (+training, services to install, etc) wasn't an option.

    Right now, I have transactions configured to log into our web app, search for unique text on the page and then log out. If it fails three times in a row, it sends me an email, tipping me off to a likely problem (not just a random anomaly). I can remotely monitor all my servers' disk usage so I'm not caught off guard with a full disk. I can verify my SQL Agents are all humming along so I know my maintenance and backups are running.

    Politically in my company and job, it has made a huge difference when I know about a problem as soon as it starts, and I send out the email to all staff to let them know I'm already working on it. This, in contrast to learning about problems because the phone is ringing off the hook.

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  • 1 stars

    "Never would install"

    May 09, 2013

    Version: WebWatchBot Website Monitoring Software 6.2

    Pros

    COuld have been a useful program.

    Cons

    You must install Microsoft SQL Server Express which can take over an hour. While this program might be 25 Mb, SQL is much more.

    In the end, after waiting 1 hour ford SQL to finally install, this program continued to insist that I had not installed SQL.

    So I never could try this program out. Moreover, this is only a 14 day trial.

    Summary

    Poor installation requirements.

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