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Pingdom in numbers: 37 billion site tests so far this year

PingdomOur server infrastructure has a lot of work to do, it’s quite a busy bee. When you monitor the uptime and response time of as many websites and servers on the Internet as we do, and do it on a continuous basis, the numbers quickly add up. Just for fun, we thought we’d share some of these numbers with you.

First a couple of year-to-date numbers for the Pingdom monitoring network:

  • Tests performed so far this year: 37 billion
  • Alerts sent out so far this year (all alerts to all contacts): 31 million

The alert number is the sum of all alerts via email, SMS, Twitter, iPhone push notifications, etc.

And what about right now? Here is a snapshot of our current hourly workload…

Read the rest of this article over at the Pingdom blog (our “product blog”).



2 comments
medlaw
medlaw

Wanted to mention your DNS test tool came in handy recently. http://dnscheck.pingdom.com/ Google WMT kept showing crawling errors at a time when the logs showed the server to be up. The system administrator where the server is hosted swore they had no DNS issues. I ran the site through the DNS test tool and the report showed a problem, which caused the admin to eat some crow and fix the problem. Thanks.

John Deen
John Deen

good lawd, that's a lot of sites. I wonder how much it would cost to run a server that does so many test per minute.