WebWatchBot

WebWatchBot

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.1
File Size:
25.71MB
Date Added:
August 25, 2004
Price:
Purchase; $199.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003
Total Downloads:
8,709
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
  • Publisher's Description

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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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    • 3 stars

      "Its nice but dont spend the money until improved"

      June 08, 2011   |   By netdoc2004

      Version: WebWatchBot 5.1.16

      Pros

      Windows based, accurate, great insight to performance issues, emails when thresholds are maxed etc.

      Cons

      Extremely slow (even on a high powered desktop). Inability to run general reports only works on individual monitoring objects. Dashboard does not auto update and is NOT planned for next release which is too bad.

      Summary

      Bottom line tool has a lot of potential. I did purchase it. But honestly it needs a lot of updating to get it to a place you could really put money down on it. I email with them periodically they are responsive to the emails and even did a call with me to walk me through it. So I think they are good guys and wanting to get a good tool together. They just need to fix the performance and auto updates of the Dashboard, better reporting would be good to.
      Brian

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