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 […]

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 […]