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Archive for December, 2006

Pingdom alerts on your desktop

The first application based on the Pingdom Web service API has been released. It’s an open-source Windows .NET application, developed by a Pingdom user, that shows up as an icon in the system tray (that one with all the icons down to your right). It shows the status of any Pingdom checks selected by the […]

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Pingdom review at CenterNetworks

CenterNetworks, a website covering Web 2.0, recently posted a review of the Pingdom uptime monitoring service. So what’s the verdict from CenterNetworks? The closing words in the review are: So if you are looking to keep an eye on your website’s downtime, and you are really into statistics, I think that you should give Pingdom […]

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Enjoy some downtime

Hold on, did we just use the word downtime? Us, of all people? We should state this more clearly. Of course we mean offline downtime. No, that didn’t come out right either… Ok… Downtime as in relaxing, and in our case, playing with our new toys: Image: Toys for Christmas! Everyone at Pingdom received an […]

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During the next 48 hours (ok, 45 as of this writing) it is possible to sign up for a full year of Pingdom’s uptime monitoring service for free. If you already have a trial account, you can upgrade that for free too. No strings attached. This is our Christmas gift to all server administrators and […]

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Banner design contest winner announced!

Do you remember the banner design contest we announced a while ago? The person who could create the Pingdom banner we liked the most would receive $200 and be displayed on CSS Mania. We got a really good response, and now the results are finally in… And the winner is… After going through all the […]

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TechCrunch posting Digg downtime

The mega-popular Web 2.0 blog TechCrunch posted news about a two-hour Digg downtime today, including a link to Pingdom GIGRIB’s report page for www.digg.com. Nice touch at the end: Digg this story. (oh wait, you can’t)

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Smart service, smart customers

We take uptime very seriously, and so do our customers. Why? Because on the Internet, you can’t take anything for granted. There are just too many factors affecting website and service availability. There will be a problem, the questions is only when, and how companies react to resolve it. In other words, any company just […]

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If you run a business online, it is critical that you make sure your website is always available. Research made in the United Kingdom indicates that nine out of ten people will go to a competitor if a website is unavailable. In other words, if the door to your store is locked, you are losing […]

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Prepare for the holiday shopaholics

Christmas will soon be here. Offices will be empty, with most people being at home, eating generous amounts of food and relaxing. But… Hold on… If everyone is at home, who is looking after your website and servers? With the office potentially being empty for several days, a crashed website would be a pretty lousy […]

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Banner creators wanted – $200 on the line

Did the banner below get your attention? Good. But we want banners that can get attention for other reasons than being butt ugly. That is why we are offering $200 to anyone who can create a really good Pingdom banner for us. This banner is currently being displayed on CSS Mania. If you win, yours […]

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