Web Server Monitoring Tools

10 Best Web Server Monitoring Tools Of 2021

This article will provide a quick and easy comparison of the best server monitoring tools and software.

We all use servers every day, whether we realize it or not. And, every server that we use seamlessly, is all thanks to QA analysts and testers making sure it’s bug-free. Server monitoring software exists to help analyze your server and ensure that it’s working as intended.

“How do I choose the right tool?” you may be asking. 

In this article, we’ll give you our top 10 best server monitoring tools that QA professionals use to make sure servers are operating properly.

The Best Server Monitoring Tools List

Here’s a shortlist of the best server monitoring tools:

  1. ManageEngine OpManager
  2. CloudStats
  3. SiteDownAlert
  4. Hyperspin
  5. Dashbird
  6. Happy Apps
  7. Super Monitoring
  8. Mist Technology
  9. Monitis
  10. Thundra

SM Tools & Software FAQ

What is server monitoring?

Server monitoring is the process of monitoring a server to gain insight into its processes and its resource consumption. For example, it analyzes metrics such as disk performance, memory consumption, CPU, and network.

Why is server monitoring important?

These tools are important because the data they gather helps QA professionals improve servers to perform optimally.

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Overviews Of The Server Monitoring Tools

Here’s a brief description of each of the server monitoring tools that are featured on this top 10 list.

1. ManageEngine OpManager – Best for real time network monitoring and management

Screenshot of ManageEngine Web Server Monitoring Tools
OpManager offers a variety of ways to view your data.

ManageEngine OpManager is a tool for unified and efficient network monitoring and management. OpManager gives IT admins end-to-end visibility and analytics of network infrastructure including local devices, wireless network, WAN links, non-computing devices like printers and even access points. OpManager is used by over 1 million IT admins worldwide.

ManageEngine OpManager empowers network/IT admins to perform multiple operations such as network performance monitoring, server and VM monitoring, switch monitoring, router monitoring, WLC monitoring, hardware monitoring, reporting, violation alerting, troubleshooting automation, and more, all from a single console. 

OpManager comes with easy-to-use dashboards, heat maps, business views, network device grouping, for better network overview. Intelligent device discovery and monitoring using 10000+ device templates is one of OpManager’s most useful features.

Threshold violation alerts in real-time via push notifications, SMS, e-mail, Slack, gateway SMSes, and mobile app alerts can all be set up on OpManager.

ManageEngine OpManager costs from $245/month for 10 devices. They also offer a free Edition for 3 devices and 2 users with basic monitoring functionality. They offer a 30-day free trial and online or live demo.

2. CloudStats

CloudStats Screenshot
CloudStats is a cloud-based server monitoring tool for monitoring both servers and websites.

3. SiteDownAlert

SiteDownAlert Screenshot
SiteDownAlert includes features for uptime monitoring and useful alerts and notifications.

4. Hyperspin

Hyperspin Screenshot
Hyperspin is a free tool that allows users to show uptime reports directly on their website.

5. Dashbird

Dashbird Screenshot
Dashbird is meant for serverless applications and provides troubleshooting and visibility features.

6. Happy Apps

Happy Apps Screenshot
Happy Apps supports a variety of server checks including website checks, database checks, socket checks, and more.

7. Super Monitoring

Super Monitoring Screenshot
Super Monitoring provides overviews of uptime, response times, outage history, and more.

8. Mist Technology

Mist Technology Screenshot
Mist Technology’s server dashboard can track uptime and alerts on a variety of servers.

9. Monitis

Monitis Screenshot
Monitis tracks uptime, page load times, transactions, and more metrics related to server monitoring.

10. Thundra

Thundra Screenshot
Thundra allows users to monitor servers, as well as debug applications remotely.

Other SM Tools Options

Here are a few more that didn’t make the top list. If you need additional suggestions for handy server monitoring tools, check these out.

  1. Server Density
  2. LogicMonitor
  3. Logz.io
  4. Paessler
  5. Navicat
  6. SysKit
  7. Rollerball
  8. Pulseway
  9. Datadog
  10. Netreo
  11. Solar winds
  12. ManageEngine
  13. PagerDuty
  14. Uptrends
  15. Power Admin
  16. Site24x7

What Do You Think About These SM Tools?

Have you tried out any listed above? If you have a go-to favorite that we forgot to mention, let us know in the comments!

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