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Archive for November, 2007

Old Apples never get rotten – instead they run the Web

Apple and the Macintosh computers have a loyal following dating back long before the first iPod ever hit the streets. There are millions of old Macs in circulation, and as would be expected in these days of the internet and tinkering enthusiasts, some of them have ended up as web servers. An old Mac obviously […]

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New Pingdom feature: Billing history

If you are using our uptime monitoring service, you know that we always email you your invoices right away when you have made a purchase. However, there are lots of reasons why you later may want another copy of one or more of your invoices, or a simple way to view all your invoices at […]

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Microsoft’s social network clocking the most downtime

Social networks are more popular than ever, and are flourishing in the Web 2.0 era. With their huge user numbers, it is very important for these websites to have a high availability. For the largest social networks, a broken website usually means closing the door on millions of people. To see how reliable they are, […]

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Keep track of your shared hosting performance

Shared hosting is the most affordable way to have a website on the internet. The upsides are the low price point and that you don’t need to know how to set up and maintain a server of your own. But there is a downside as well: You are sharing a server with potentially hundreds of […]

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23 percent of the top US websites have bad 404 error pages

The top 100 websites in the US count their visitor numbers in the millions. They need to care about every aspect of their website to handle (and take advantage of) all that traffic, which includes handling those users who sometimes end up on non-existing pages either by accident or because of an error. This means […]

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Truck takes down Rackspace

Rackspace, known for its 100% uptime guarantee, had problems last night when servers in their Dallas data center had to be taken offline for a couple of hours. The reason for the outage was a car accident where a truck drove into a power transformer, which exploded. This caused a major power disruption. When Rackspace’s […]

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Glowing review of Pingdom over at tech blog LiewCF

The tech blog LiewCF.com has given Pingdom’s uptime monitoring service a very positive review. A few quotes from the review: As a full-time blogger, losing traffic means losing money. Therefore, website uptime is a critical issue to me. Besides getting a reliable web server, I also need a good website uptime monitor to notify me […]

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Pingdom CEO interviewed by CenterNetworks

There is an interview with Sam Nurmi, our CEO, over at the popular web technology blog and news site CenterNetworks. If you want to learn more about what makes Sam tick, and his thoughts and plans for Pingdom and the uptime monitoring industry as a whole, we recommend that you head over to CenterNetworks and […]

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The weirdest hardware you can find a web server on

It seems that people are running web servers on basically any hardware they can get their hands on. This is a list of some very unconventional choices of web server hardware. Spud: Potato-powered web server Need we say more? Apparently they ran into problems with rotting potatoes. webACE – World’s smallest web server webACE claims […]

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New monitoring package: Pingdom Business

Starting today, Pingdom has gone from offering one single package to offering two packages. The old Pingdom package is now called Pingdom Basic, and the new, more powerful package, is called Pingdom Business. The price for Pingdom Basic is still $9.95 per month, while the price for Pingdom Business is $39.95 per month. What does […]

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