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 […]

A day in the life of going viral!

Since June, Pingdom has been running the #whatdoyoucheck blog contest to learn more about the creative checks our users have come up with (1st #whatdoyoucheck blog post: Using Pingdom to measure your teams happiness!) We decided to leverage our Twitter following of 98k to help spread the word by offering a free Pingdom T-shirt for everyone […]

Monitoring Performance with Multiple Datacenters and Dynamic DNS

When it comes to load times, seconds count. As do milliseconds. You and your competitors both know it. A 100ms latency may sound fast—until you multiply it by the 80 items on your landing page, resulting in an eight-second load time. Considering that one in three users will abandon your site if it hasn’t loaded […]

Measure your team happiness with some software tinkering!

For the challenge of finding creative uses of Pingdom I have created an office happiness monitoring web app that uses the microphone to listen in for a set of positive and negative words spoken, and then determines what the office mood is like. Imagine being able to know when your team morale starts to decline, […]

Status Pages: Building Confidence Through Transparency

If a customer ever gets around to reading your SLA, one key question comes up sooner or later: Have you provided what you promised? You could simply say yes—but that doesn’t give them reason to trust you. A status page does. It conveys accurate, up-to-date information that proves you’ve not only met, but exceeded the […]