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Archive for June, 2007

A new revolution in web surfing coming soon

You know how it is when you have something really great you want to share with the world. You’re bursting to tell everyone. That’s us right now. We have something we want to tell you. Believe us, we really want to tell you. But we can’t. It’s still a secret. Oh, ok, just a little […]

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This survey shows the downtime in minutes for Fatsecret, CozmoTV, Sonopia, Fotowoosh, LeapTag, Zwinky, Writewith, Kyte, Visible Path and ScratchYourself over the last month and half. Having good availability is important to any website, and even more so to web applications and other online services. After all, their users access them solely over the web. […]

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Analyzing websites with Pingdom Tools

Once you have deployed your website on the internet, you will want to make sure it works well and acts as you intended. You may also want to look at other, similar websites, to see how they have solved the challenges you yourself face with your own website. This is where the Full Page Test […]

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404 in Google

The HTTP status code 404 means that a web page could not be found on the server. This is normally a bad thing. No webmaster wants to see this when accessing his/her own website. So, considering we are in the uptime business, trying to banish as many of these 404 messages as we possibly can […]

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Pingdom Tools reveals slow ads

After noticing that his blog was slowed down by some advertising scripts he had put in, blogger Abdylas Tynyshov (a.k.a. Ades) used Pingdom Tools to test how different advertising scripts affected the load time of his blog. Testing websites like this is one of the main reasons why we created the Full Page Test in […]

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Thank you for the stress test, Digg

The Pingdom Tools Full Page Test was on the front page of Digg yesterday. Even though we of course wanted the word out, this was a little more than we expected. It actually turned out to be a great stress test. We were getting more than 10,000 web page test requests per hour, which is […]

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Public uptime statistics with Pingdom

Pingdom customers can now easily display their uptime statistics to the public. With just a few clicks you select what you want to show, and Pingdom automatically creates a public report page for you. You will then have a URL you can link to, hosted by Pingdom, with your uptime history always available. Why use […]

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Pingdom synonymous with uptime?

IDG.se, the largest source for IT news in Sweden, published an article today with the title (translated) “Pingdom could become synonymous with uptime.” The article mentions how Pingdom is increasingly being used as a source for uptime data in various international IT magazines and websites. The analogy they use is how Alexa.com has become famous […]

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Theoretical vs real-world speed limit of Ping

Ping is the favorite tool of network administrators for testing connectivity and response time over networks, but is there a limit to how fast response times can get? Of course there is. The answer is c. Ultimately response time over a network is limited by the speed of light. In a vacuum, light travels with […]

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