User Experience: It’s not (all) about looks

Here at Pingdom when we develop a new product or feature, there is always one thought we go over and over (and over!): “what will the user’s experience be like?” User experience is the central point from which we build our products. It’s easy to say that you’ve taken the user experience into consideration when […]

Pingdom launches Page Speed monitoring

After a ton of research and requests from customers and developers alike, we’re very excited to announce the Pingdom Page Speed monitoring – a brand new product added to our monitoring suite. Page Speed monitoring perfectly complements the different types of monitoring we already offer. The Page Speed monitoring will give you even better insights […]

Twitter Suffers Major Outage

When a big website goes down it’s not long until Twitter is full of tweets lamenting that it’s down. We have written about this many times in the past, but in the wake of Twitters own outage tonight it’s a little bit interesting to see where people turn to for information, since Twitter is the primary news source for […]

Pingdom Year in Review 2015

In 2015 the interest for web performance and availability soared to new heights. To celebrate our love for the internet we’d like to share some interesting numbers. Pingdom Year in Review 2015 We pulled some interesting stats from the vast number of data we have, and for instance, here is what a web page looked like in […]

Awaken Your Web Application Stack

  Awaken Your Web Application Stack Mobile and cloud applications are changing the way organizations do business. Think about how Amazon and AWS, Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix are disrupting existing service providers and their traditional markets. The one constant among those companies, within their respective industries, is their application. These apps are born in the […]

Understanding Root Cause: DNS and Traceroute

You can think about your web site the way you think about your car. Every time something breaks, you can run to a professional – be it an engineer or a mechanic – and pay a lot of money for the fix (and isn’t it annoying when you can’t even tell if it is a […]

Pingdom’s Heroku Add-On is Now Generally Available

We are excited to announce that Pingdom’s Heroku Add-on is now generally available to all Heroku users in the Elements Add-on Marketplace.  The add-on has everything Heroku users need for website or web app monitoring, including: Uptime monitoring: Check that your website or web app is available every minute automatically – over 70 global polling locations in […]

VIDEO! #whatdoyoucheck Episode 3 – Contest Winner

Back in June, we asked you to write and submit 500-800 word blog posts describing a unique way you use Pingdom custom checks. We have received some excellent blog posts and we are excited to say, we have found a winner! When we received George’s write up on how he created a method to measure […]