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 […]

Prepare for the holiday shopaholics

Christmas will soon be here. Offices will be empty, with most people being at home, eating generous amounts of food and relaxing. But… Hold on… If everyone is at home, who is looking after your website and servers? With the office potentially being empty for several days, a crashed website would be a pretty lousy […]

Banner creators wanted – $200 on the line

Did the banner below get your attention? Good. But we want banners that can get attention for other reasons than being butt ugly. That is why we are offering $200 to anyone who can create a really good Pingdom banner for us. This banner is currently being displayed on CSS Mania. If you win, yours […]

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 […]