Giveaway: AlertFox Website Monitoring, $300 in Credit

Jan 5 2011 by Jacob Gube | 27 Comments

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AlertFox has teamed up with us to give 3 lucky Six Revisions readers each $300 in credit to their awesome website monitoring service. The credit can be used in a configuration that suits the winners the best, whether it’s signing up for the AlertFox Basic plan for 2+ years or for the AlertFox PRO2 account for 3 months. Read on to see how you can participate in this wonderful giveaway.

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What Is AlertFox?

Most website owners have had this experience: Your old-style monitoring system shows nothing but green lights, yet the website is not functioning the way it should. Traditional website monitoring services do not dig deeply enough to detect glitches in the application’s code or database to find the problems that arise with bugs in Ajax, Flash or Silverlight objects.

The only way site owners can be certain that his or her website will work is to, well, use the website like a real user would. Nothing else will be as accurate.

The AlertFox Real Browser Monitoring does just that: They run real IE and Firefox web browsers in the cloud, so users of the service can see how their websites perform from a real user’s perspective. This way, AlertFox is capable of monitoring the function and performance of all websites, even those that use complex HTML, Ajax, Flash, Flex, and Silverlight.

The AlertFox monitoring system administers more than 200,000 website tests a day (and counting). They cater to a wide array of sites, from major online stores, e-payment and insurance companies, to SaaS providers and leading Flash game companies.

The AlertFox control panel is intuitive to use, with plenty of features for monitoring site performance and generating reports. They have visual graphs so that you can quickly see your site’s performance over a period of time.

Read more about AlertFox and its benefits to you through the AlertFox wiki or take a tour of their web service.

Getting Started with AlertFox

If you would like to try AlertFox, they have a live demo where you can log into the AlertFox control panel.

Navigate to the AlertFox Control Panel login page, then use the following login information:

  • Login (Email): demo-readonly@alertfox.com
  • Password: demo

Getting Started with AlertFox

To get started, you can sign up for a 30-day trial of the PRO account here.

Alternatively, try out the basic, "free forever" monitoring plan.

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How to Win $300 AlertFox Credit

For a chance to win $300 in credit for use on AlertFox, leave a comment answering the following question:

  • Why would AlertFox’s real browser monitoring service be valuable to you?

Giveaway Details

This giveaway ends on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 after which the comments section on this post will be closed and you will no longer be able to leave a comment. Please leave a valid email address when filling out the comment form so that we can contact you if you’ve won. Please only comment once. The 3 winners will be randomly selected using the same method as previous Six Revisions giveaways. The winners will be announced on a separate post and you’re advised to subscribe to our RSS feed so that you can be quickly notified when the announcement post has been published. Please note that comments are moderated and so your comment may not show up right away. Please note that comments that do not follow the instructions on how to participate (mentioned above) may not be published, or may be removed later on.

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About the Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and also a book author. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

27 Comments

D2WebDesigns

January 5th, 2011

FINALLY a good alternative to “Are My Sites Up”… Signing up free account now to try it out. Winning this contest will go a long way for helping me support my clients!

MethodicJon

January 5th, 2011

I’d love to win to monitor a few websites I host for family and friends on my hosting account.

Colleen Cole

January 5th, 2011

I am building a few web sites this month for myself and a few friends that are starting new businesses – I don’t have any experience with hosting (or website design) and while I think my host is reliable and my designs will be stable, only time will tell.

It would be great to have the sites tested for me for errors.

Thanks.

Jesse

January 5th, 2011

Currently using FreeWebMonitoring to monitor the companies e-commerce site, but this service is a lot better.

Troy Peterson

January 5th, 2011

I would love to be able to better monitor my client sites without and fix problems… before the client notices :)

Vivek Parmar

January 5th, 2011

like to monitor my running websisite. as my blog rising too fast,day by day traffic increases helps me to track everything.

Brian

January 5th, 2011

I would like to keep a monitor on my running websites.

Crazyhunk

January 5th, 2011

would love to win this… would be a boon .. :)

Lasix

January 5th, 2011

I am building a few web sites this month for myself and a few friends that are starting new businesses – I don’t have any experience with hosting (or website design) and while I think my host is reliable and my designs will be stable, only time will tell.

Erwin

January 5th, 2011

That looks like a great product. Be keen to test it out… I’m in for it… Ta & Cheers!

Adrian Aguilera

January 5th, 2011

I’m managing some sites, mostrar of them in the same server with a new hosting provider and i want to know if it is working fine.

Lewis Sellers

January 5th, 2011

Need to find a great monitoring service for a variety of websites we run and this looks fantastic. Itd be great to be able to monitor everything to minimise any problems! I’ll be signing up for a free test account shortly!

Aaron

January 5th, 2011

Working on an application that helps schools improve teaching and this advanced uptime monitoring would be great!

Mathan Vibranarayanan

January 5th, 2011

Hello There,

An awesome tool is this AlertFox. Tired your demo online.. will be an add-on to all my clients.. would like to recommend the same..

My best wishes to all winners!

GothamTommy

January 5th, 2011

My web host isn’t the best. A web-app to monitor the stability of my host would make my life slightly easier.

Peter

January 6th, 2011

I would be happy to test it and eventually use on production systems.

Ahmed Hassan

January 6th, 2011

Looks great, Want to use it right away.

camilia

January 6th, 2011

I’d like to win a copy to monitor my client websites.

Richard Horowitz

January 6th, 2011

I have already had issues with one webhost killing my site and not replacing it for days (long story). Now I back up my site weekly and db daily. This would be another weapon to help.

John

January 7th, 2011

Alertfox sounds perfect for making sure my client sites are always up!

Vince

January 8th, 2011

Alertfox Real browser monitoring service is very valuable to me because it monitored the function and performance of all website and they have unique visual graphs so we can easily see the performance of the site.

Keep it up Alertfox

Steve Robillard

January 8th, 2011

This would be a big help monitoring the new blog we just launched, especially since I am the only real techie on the crew.

Emyil

January 9th, 2011

this should be useful if i buy my own domain and start blogging there…nice.

Norman

January 9th, 2011

Monitoring websites is a virture.

Meena

January 10th, 2011

This monitoring system will be very useful for my e-commerce site. Thank you!

ZeroX

January 11th, 2011

For new my website it would be great test this.

Adam

January 11th, 2011

looks like the right monitoring system for me! for all!!!
hope to win and finally use a great product