Increased press coverage for Pingdom

The Internet keeps growing in size and scope. More and more people are depending on the Internet for their daily work and life, and more and more companies depend on, or have based their entire business around, the Internet. In other words, the Internet has become a critical resource that has less and less room […]

Lycos, Tripod and Angelfire all brought down by hosting company

This week yet another interesting downtime was detected by the GIGRIB network. Lycos, the search-engine-turned-portal, was unavailable for more than seven hours earlier this week. Not only that, Tripod and Angelfire, the two free Web hosting services provided by Lycos, were also down for that duration. According to this Computer Weekly article, Lycos’ hosting provider […]

From a great 2006 to a fantastic 2007

2006 was very good to us. Our company has grown extremely fast and now has customers in 126 countries. Pingdom is being used by everything from small one-man companies to large enterprises. Our customers include smart and successful companies such as Alexa Internet, Feedburner, Crazy Egg, Mosso and 1&1 Internet. The introduction of our full-featured […]

Pingdom alerts on your desktop

The first application based on the Pingdom Web service API has been released. It’s an open-source Windows .NET application, developed by a Pingdom user, that shows up as an icon in the system tray (that one with all the icons down to your right). It shows the status of any Pingdom checks selected by the […]

Pingdom review at CenterNetworks

CenterNetworks, a website covering Web 2.0, recently posted a review of the Pingdom uptime monitoring service. So what’s the verdict from CenterNetworks? The closing words in the review are: So if you are looking to keep an eye on your website’s downtime, and you are really into statistics, I think that you should give Pingdom […]

Enjoy some downtime

Hold on, did we just use the word downtime? Us, of all people? We should state this more clearly. Of course we mean offline downtime. No, that didn’t come out right either… Ok… Downtime as in relaxing, and in our case, playing with our new toys: Image: Toys for Christmas! Everyone at Pingdom received an […]

Christmas gift from Pingdom – One free year of uptime monitoring

During the next 48 hours (ok, 45 as of this writing) it is possible to sign up for a full year of Pingdom’s uptime monitoring service for free. If you already have a trial account, you can upgrade that for free too. No strings attached. This is our Christmas gift to all server administrators and […]

Banner design contest winner announced!

Do you remember the banner design contest we announced a while ago? The person who could create the Pingdom banner we liked the most would receive $200 and be displayed on CSS Mania. We got a really good response, and now the results are finally in… And the winner is… After going through all the […]

TechCrunch posting Digg downtime

The mega-popular Web 2.0 blog TechCrunch posted news about a two-hour Digg downtime today, including a link to Pingdom GIGRIB’s report page for www.digg.com. Nice touch at the end: Digg this story. (oh wait, you can’t)

Smart service, smart customers

We take uptime very seriously, and so do our customers. Why? Because on the Internet, you can’t take anything for granted. There are just too many factors affecting website and service availability. There will be a problem, the questions is only when, and how companies react to resolve it. In other words, any company just […]