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Howsthe.com?

Website Monitoring Service


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Published 07/30/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

Howsthe.com is a website monitoring application and it can be set up to check your website at certain intervals. This makes it possible to find out when your site is not available. It’s also possible to find out how long people have to wait for your page to load. If there are any problems then SMS alerts or email alerts can be sent to you so that you can fix the problem as quickly as possible. It can send notifications to multiple different places and also track a number of different websites at the same time.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Howsthe.com was founded in May 2009 and is based in Albany, New York. There are two servers for the business one in Texas and the other based in New York. The application is a popular way of monitoring traffic to websites because of the unique settings that you can change.

What are the differences to other apps?

Unlike other monitoring websites you can change the intervals at which the software checks the software for. You can set the software to check your website at 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60 minute intervals. The intervals you have available to you will depend on your plan. It will check that your email is available for users which are quite useful information to know, it will also be able to send you a text message or email if there are any problems.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Howsthe.com is still in beta however it’s quite a nice website with quite a nice idea. Using the application to monitor your website is really easy and very effective. It makes it possible to find out when your website is available. It’s also possible to change the intervals at which your site is checked. It’s possible to set it up to monitor websites and web services. SMS notification and email notification can be used to tell you if there’s anything wrong with the site or web service.

How does the registration process work?

If you want to use Howsthe.com to monitor your website you will need to sign up to the free service. This is really easy and is just a matter of filling out the simple form. You need to choose a username, enter your email and enter your password twice. You will be sent an activation email which you must read and click on the link to activate your account. If you don’t do this then it’s not possible to use your account.

What does it cost to use the application?

Howsthe.com is completely free for everyone to use although it looks like they are thinking about adding more advanced features which you will pay for in the future. This could happen when the site leaves beta testing. At the moment there are no adverts which support the site so it’s not earning any revenue.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Howsthe.com is aimed specifically at people who have websites and want to monitor their availability. Websites aren’t always available and using this tool you can identify when they are unavailable. The software will be able to alert you should anything happen to your site.

  • Monitor your site at various intervals
  • SMS alerts or email alerts can be sent to you
  • Send notifications to multiple different places
  • Track a number of different websites at the same time


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Cheapest plan (per month) : $5.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $20.00

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