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Archive for July, 2007

Having fun with 404 error pages

Whenever you try to access a web page that doesn’t exist on the web server you get a 404 error page. You’ve all seen the standard 404 “page not found” message a thousand times by now, and it gets old real fast. So, wouldn’t it be nice if that error page was a little more […]

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Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be a joke, according to an article in Ars Technica. Prices for internet connections in Kazakhstan are almost surreal. Dial-up internet access costs $111 per month and a 1.5 Mbps DSL connection will set you back $3,355 per month. If you want the luxury of a 6 Mbps cable connection, […]

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System administrators finally getting some love?

System administrators may not make the world go round, but they are the ones who make the internet and everything around it work. That is no small feat, and they deserve all the respect they can get. Without them, you probably wouldn’t be online reading this blog right now. That’s the idea behind System Administrator […]

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Teleportation: Why Star Trek will kill FedEx

We have previously shown that for transferring large amounts of data, overnight delivery by FedEx is faster than using the internet. However, FedEx may be getting some serious competition in the near future: teleportation. It sounds very Star Trek, but scientists are working hard to make it a reality, and the results would apparently be […]

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New forum for Pingdom Tools available

We have released a public forum for Pingdom Tools, our set of free tools for webmasters. The idea is that you now have a place to post feature requests and questions, discuss test results and share tips and tricks (and, God forbid, post any bugs you may find). “Helpful resource” are the keywords here, just […]

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Pingdom in Spanish, Japanese and… Hebrew?

Thanks to the “search by language” feature in the blog search engine Technorati, we were able to get an idea of how Pingdom has managed to breach the language barrier. The web, after all, is a global market, and we are proud to have users from all over the world. Last time we checked, we […]

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Summer brings 18% increase in website downtime

It looks like summer is taking its toll on general website stability around the world. Average monthly website downtime   March 119 minutes April 120 minutes May 115 minutes June 139 minutes As you can see, there is a significant downtime increase in June. Compared to the average of the previous three months (118 minutes), […]

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Website load time analyzer used over half a million times

Pingdom’s new web application designed to pinpoint the cause of slow-loading websites has proved so popular that it has already been used half a million times despite being quietly released less than two months ago. It has also been featured in large tech and web 2.0 blogs such as Mashable and Ajaxian. Making website load […]

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With online travel sales set to reach $94 billion in 2007, downtime is more costly than ever for travel websites. A four-week survey of 16 travel websites shows that only four had no downtime. Online travel sales are at an all-time high and the market is becoming increasingly competitive. In this competitive climate it is […]

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Everyone wants their blog to be popular. Really popular. The first problem is of course to become really popular. It’s not an easy thing to do. The second problem comes in if you become too popular. Showing all those blog posts will soon bring your web server to its knees. But fear not, dear WordPress […]

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