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Archive for March, 2007

Lawsuits and downtime – The Registerfly saga continues

The Registerfly saga continues, and if possible just turned even uglier. Frustrated Registerfly customers are suing both Registerfly and ICANN. The Registerfly.com website isn’t exactly performing great either, with over 20 hours of downtime in February and almost 10 hours so far in March according to GIGRIB. You can find the full GIGRIB uptime report […]

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Spring time, sunshine, and a thawing Pingdom HQ

The sun has been shining on us this week, and we’re not speaking in metaphors here. Spring time has reared its head, thawing the Swedish Pingdom HQ. It looks like winter is finally over. (But those words will probably make it start snowing again…) Image: Yes, it is impossible to take a picture in Sweden […]

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Pingdom checks reach Earth’s orbit

We decided to see exactly how many checks are being performed every hour by the Pingdom monitoring network. The result is clear: Our servers are busy little bees. Our network of servers performs 100,000 checks every hour. That is 2.4 million checks per day. To give those numbers give some perspective, if you placed 100,000 […]

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Skype, AdBrite and more are using Pingdom

It’s no secret that things are going well for us. Pingdom keeps growing and new customers keep coming in. There are a lot of very interesting companies putting our uptime monitoring services to good use. For example, we think it’s pretty cool that Skype is one of our customers. There are plenty of other exciting […]

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Ubuntu website down this weekend

The Ubuntu website was unavailable for more than four hours straight this weekend according to GIGRIB. If this had something to do with website maintenance or just an overwhelming demand for the new Ubuntu 7.04 Beta they released last Friday we don’t know. What we do know is that in just one day, Ubuntu has […]

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No shutdown for Shutdown Day

The much-talked-about Shutdown Day took place this Saturday (March 24). As you might remember, last week we added the Shutdown Day website to GIGRIB to see if they, in the name of consistency, would also shut down their own website during that day. … And the answer is, ironically, NOT. Their website was up and […]

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Will Shutdown Day shut down?

Shutdown Day encourages everyone to shut down and live without their computers for one day. The day of reckoning is this Saturday, March 24. Now, if they are really serious about this turning-off-computers deal they should shut down their own site as well… Right? We’ve added www.shutdownday.org to Pingdom GIGRIB to see if the website […]

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Linux still topping downtime league in 2007

These are the downtimes so far in 2007 for the websites of some of the more famous OS developers, namely Microsoft, Apple, Sun, FreeBSD, Red Hat and Ubuntu. (URLs link to the downtime report pages for the websites.) Website Downtime www.ubuntu.com 3h 32 min www.redhat.com 2h 40 min www.freebsd.org 1h 56 min www.sun.com 1h 28 […]

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Whenever a website goes down it loses exposure. Downtime is always bad, but for some a little bit of lost exposure now and then doesn’t matter all that much. For others it can be a very expensive affair, for example websites that get their income from advertising. The effect of lost exposure is relative to […]

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Working together with Pingdom, Swedish IDG magazine Internetworld performed an exhaustive test of 15 Swedish web hosting companies. The test is the basis for selecting the Swedish web hosting company of the year and is a highly popular recurring Internetworld event. The results are always widely discussed both inside the hosting industry as well as […]

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