WebWatchBot

WebWatchBot

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    8,808
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 25, 2004
  • Price:
    Purchase; $199.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    33.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
  • featuring advanced transactions
General
Publisher ExclamationSoft
Publisher web site http://www.exclamationsoft.com
Release Date August 25, 2004
Date Added August 25, 2004
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003
  • Download Information
    File Size 33.63MB
    File Name WebWatchBot6.4WithSQLServer.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 8,808
    Downloads Last Week 5
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $199.95

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