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Archive for April, 2013

drupal real user monitoringBy integrating Real User Monitoring (RUM) with your Drupal site, you will get a better understanding of the site’s performance and how real users experience it.

Based on data collected from real users visiting your site, you will see where visitors are connecting from, what browsers and devices they are using, how fast individual pages load, and more. With that information you can then take steps to improve your site’s performance.

We interviewed James Oakley, the developer of a new Drupal module that makes it easy to integrate our RUM service with Drupal. Especially if you are running a Drupal site, you will want to read this.

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Pingdom’s must-read articles #46

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This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.

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wordpress plugin pingdomLike so many of you, we’re big WordPress fans here at Pingdom, and now we’ve made it super-simple for you to add Real User Monitoring (RUM) to your WordPress site.

By adding RUM to your WordPress site using our brand new plugin, you will get answers to questions like what browsers your visitors use, how many of them are using tablets or other devices, where are they located, and many more. With this information you can then take steps to improve the performance of your site.

Real User Monitoring is available on all our plans, including the free one, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add this plugin to your WordPress site today.

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wwdc pingdomToday Apple updated its WWDC page announcing that tickets to the annual developer event will go on sale tomorrow, April 25, at 10 a.m. PDT. If you had Pingdom monitoring enabled for Apple’s page, you were likely among the first ones to know about this.

However, since Apple has apparently changed tactics this year, even if you monitored the page with our services, you may not necessarily be one of the first ones to get a ticket tomorrow.

All is not in vain, however. The same technique can be used for many other things.

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real user monitoringWhen you click on a link in a web browser to go to a web page, a complicated process starts. This process should end in the web page being displayed correctly to you, the visitor. If you’re a webmaster, monitoring this process to see how the performance of your site is affected can be critical to delivering a good user experience to your visitors.

The process of loading a web page consists of separate steps called loading states. In this article, we explain how you can make use of loading states data to speed up your site site using our new Real User Monitoring (RUM) service.

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Pingdom’s must-read articles #45

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This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.

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At Pingdom, even HR is geeky

pingdom-podcast-badgeIf you’re currently looking to take on new challenges, one reason why you would want to join Pingdom is that here everyone, regardless of what they do are geeks at heart.

This means that even though most of us work mainly with the latest internet, networking, programming, and web technologies, we are all geeky. To put it another way, regardless of position within Pingdom, we all approach our jobs in a similar way.

Don’t believe us? We’ll try to convince you.

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Want to learn more about real user monitoring?

real user monitoringThank you for all the great comments we’ve received about our Real User Monitoring (RUM) service, which we released a week ago. Judging from the amount of RUM-related data that is coming in to our systems, you’re busy adding this new monitoring service to your websites. Hopefully you are also busy using the easy to understand charts available in RUM to analyze your site so you can make it faster and more reliable.

You can find all our RUM-related information here, but we wanted to point out a few articles in case you missed them.

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Last week we launched our Real User Monitoring (RUM) service, and the response has been fantastic. Our customers have added RUM to scores of websites, and we hope the data collected can help you get a better understanding of the performance of your sites.

We already have quite a bit of information about Real User Monitoring, but today we wanted to address one feature in particular: the long tail of load time distribution.

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The best thing with customer feedback is that it make companies become really great. One example is what happened at Pingdom during the last 24 hours.

Yesterday we introduced a number of awesome improvements to make Pingdom an even better choice for all your website monitoring needs. This meant many upgrades and additions for our customers, including more checks in each plan, a brand new plan, and of course the exciting new Real User Monitoring (RUM) as a part of all plans. And this is just the start. We are a big team who plans new exciting stuff.

Essentially, every Pingdom customer got more in the new plans.

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