Pingdom.com chic design

The inspirational design site Design Meltdown has published an article called Chic Designer. In it they discuss elements of a good and clean website design. Or in the words of the author: Chic is defined as elegant and stylish, and that is exactly how this set of sample sites feels. We were happy to notice […]

Price chaos in the uptime monitoring industry

We recently tried compiling a price comparison chart between Pingdom and some of our competitors in the uptime monitoring business, but the task turned out to be more or less impossible. Why? Because there are simply too many different factors involved, and everyone uses different price criteria. In fact, pricing in general is so complicated […]

CSS Mania is taking care of us

We want to thank CSS Mania, a leading design community, for giving Pingdom a very positive (and quite original) mention in their blog today. We are happy to have them as customers.

Does grid hosting live up to the hype?

So called “grid hosting” (or sometimes “utility computing”) is the latest buzzword in the Web hosting industry. It isn’t a new concept, grid computing has been around for quite some time, but has been repackaged for the Web hosting market. However, recent stability problems have raised the question if the technology is mature enough for […]

Pingdom tips and tricks

The obvious way to use Pingdom is to monitor uptime for websites and servers. It’s extremely easy to set up a check to monitor www.mywebpage.com or an IP address, and this is how most people use Pingdom today. However, Pingdom is not a one-trick pony. There are a lot of things you can do with […]

Pingdom featured at Programmable Web

Pingdom’s Web service is currently the featured API at Programmable Web, an excellent resource covering all aspects of Web services and mash-up applications. The Pingdom Web service API allows our customers to access all their monitoring data from Pingdom, for example the latest downtimes of their servers or websites, historical data, response times, raw check […]

Monitor your order forms with Pingdom

Imagine that you run an online store (or perhaps you don’t have to imagine). Customers are pouring in and you are able to sell your merchandise 24/7, always open and always available. Then imagine that your order form stops working. The website works fine, but no one can place an order successfully. You are losing […]

Pingdom explorations

David Rydell from Pingdom has just spent two days at the SIME conference to follow up on the latest trends and the future of the Internet. From the SIME homepage: SIME (Scandinavian Interactive Media Event) is not about visions and dreams but focuses on how Internet and the evolving digital environment changes the world we […]

Mash-ups easily (s)mashed

The term “mash-up” goes hand in hand with Web 2.0. It refers to a website that combines content from several different sources and mashes it up into something new. Google, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, and many others are providing access to their data through Web service APIs. The upside is obvious. Being able to pull in […]

Torrent listing sites buckling under pressure

Mininova, one of the largest torrent listing sites (for BitTorrent clients) may be a victim of its own popularity. The website has had recurring performance problems, likely due to a very high number of visitors. This month alone they have already clocked 23 hours and 11 minutes of downtime. The low point was in August, […]