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Archive for August, 2006

The 40-cent campaign was a great success

As you may have noticed, Pingdom has been running a campaign for the last two weeks, and results have been stunning. People really liked that 40-cent deal. Of course, why shouldn’t they? We provide very good value for money at our regular price, and what came down to a whole year for free was of […]

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Ok, we won’t rob 50 Cent

Discarded Pingdom marketing campaigns. Pingdom.com is currently offering a one-year trial of its uptime monitoring service for 40 tiny little cents. A gimmick, you say? Of course it is. We could have offered it for free, but by making people pick up a credit card, even for such a miniscule amount, they become potential customers […]

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Addicted to the ping

Apparently, we are in a constant state of pinging. Or addicted to the ping. At least according to the Urban Dictionary: Looking up “pinging” in the same dictionary gives: “A state of increased anxious activity, typically induced by an amphetamine.” Not exactly what we had in mind when we came up with the name Pingdom. […]

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Top 10 reasons why websites crash

Looking at the Internet as a whole, websites are crashing all the time, and they are doing it in droves. Why would your website ever crash? There are oh so many reasons… Digg/Slashdot – It got Digged and/or Slashdotted. Cable tripping – Someone who probably shouldn’t be walking around in a server room trips on […]

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SSL check support added, and more…

You might like to know that we recently beefed up the Pingdom Panel with a couple of new features: The ability to monitor SSL-encrypted websites (URLs starting with HTTPS). Improved handling of password-protected websites (HTTP Authentication). You can expect new features to keep rolling in all Fall. We have five full-time employees working on the […]

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Graphic designer needed

As you can see, this blog is butt ugly. So, what does that tell you? We know what it tells us, at least: We need a graphic designer. So, if you want to work in Sweden, Västerås, and rule your own little graphic kingdom (we’re royalty, see?), please apply to job AT ipwalk DOT com […]

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Why name our blog Royal?

To be honest, other than delusions of grandeur and the vague reference to P/Kingdom, we don’t really have a very good reason. We just like the name. Who doesn’t want to be royal? Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn’t know what the fuck a Quarter Pounder is. Jules: Then what do […]

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