Linux topping downtime league this month

We had a look at the websites of some of the more famous OS developers, namely Microsoft, Apple, Sun, FreeBSD, Red Hat and Ubuntu. So, how are they doing, downtime wise? Downtime so far in January (URLs link to the downtime report pages for the websites): Website Downtime www.redhat.com 2h 30 min www.ubuntu.com 1h 59 […]

How to make sure your blog survives the Digg Effect

On January 20, our article Where NOT to keep your servers according to Mother Nature hit the number one spot on the front page of Digg. Looking at the bandwidth graph below, you can clearly see the traffic spike when we hit the first page of Digg. Or perhaps we should say when Digg hit […]

Where NOT to keep your servers according to Mother Nature

If Mother Nature has anything to say, there simply are some places where you shouldn’t place a data center. Do you really want to have your servers where there is a high risk of earthquakes, tornadoes or hurricanes? We didn’t think so… It seems that the U.S. is “blessed” not only with large areas where […]

Pingdom alerter best new mashup at Programmable Web

John Musser’s excellent Web 2.0 resource Programmable Web (with 1,452 mashups listed!) has included the Pingdom API system tray alerter among its Best New Mashups. The Pingdom API allows anyone with a Pingdom account to access all of his/her uptime monitoring data. We previously dedicated a full blog entry to the Windows system tray alerter […]

Pingdom gets thumbs up from Web developers

The Web developers at Project83 have given Pingdom a glowing review in their blog. These are just a few snippets from what they had to say about us: Although I work on the web, over the years there have been very few web applications that have truly become instrumental to the way we do business. […]

Pingdom expanding – looking for more staff

Pingdom is currently looking for a skilled Web programmer and a technical support person to join our growing number of happy campers. We are looking for the best of the best. A formal education is less important than real passion, knowledge, creativity and skill. Since we are located in central Västerås, Sweden, you need to […]

Latest in marketing – The Hypno Banner!

The Big Brains in our marketing department here at Pingdom have devised the ultimate marketing tool. We present… The Hypno Banner! Can you feel it? The almost irresistible need to buy buy buy? As you know we are growing fast, and this may very well be why. Not only that, we are thinking about using […]

iPing, and it’s not from Apple!

Well, if Apple can do it with iPhone, iMac, iPod, iEverything, so can we. Something sleek, something white, something Cisco doesn’t like. “What about iPing?” we thought. The name has a nice ring to it. And most important: it starts with an i! But wouldn’t you know, it’s already taken. So our iPing Apple-meets-Uptime plan […]

Pingdom under construction

Pingdom is under construction. You already know we’re always evolving and improving our infrastructure, but this time it’s a bit more on the physical side: We’re having work done on our main office in Sweden. As the company grows and evolves, our office space needs to keep up. Image: Hectic handy handymen in the Pingdom […]

Now you get extra checks for just 50 cents

We have slashed our prices from a monthly $2 to a mere 50 cents for monitoring an extra server or website, making it possible for companies to monitor every aspect of their infrastructure without costs spiraling out of control. With today’s prices in the uptime monitoring industry, monitoring just a small number of servers can […]