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, […]

YouTube downtime revealed

YouTube has around 20 million unique visitors every month, and thousands of blogs and websites link to YouTube videos. They serve more than 100 million videos per day, and more than 65,000 videos are uploaded daily. As a small metric of how popular YouTube has become in little over a year, according to Alexa data, […]

Pingdom Web Service API

Pingdom has opened up the gates for programmer creativity. No matter how many features we or anyone else have, there will always be something that at least one user wants that isn’t there. There will always be special needs. We decided that we didn’t want to limit any of our customers, and have therefore given […]

Pingdom toolbox coming soon

There’s a Pingdom toolbox coming up. It is focused on providing public information about domain names and web servers all over the Internet. The intention is for this to be a general set of tools for researching the Internet and we will provide it for free. The first version of this toolbox is coming in […]

Pinging the Press

The press has started to take notice of how useful GIGRIB is to find out facts about network outages and website problems. Back when GIGRIB was under the Ipwalk umbrella, GIGRIB was already being used by several members of the press to get facts about site outages, for example the extensive AllofMP3s site problems, to […]

Online banking vs. website uptime

A small community website isn’t critical. If it is unavailable a couple of hours now and then, it may be inconvenient and perhaps frustrating, but certainly not something that will cause its visitors any significant problems. Now take online banking… That definitely counts as critical. If the website is down, the “online bank office” is […]

Uptime for the 20 most popular websites

According to Alexa.com, these 20 websites are the most popular in the United States. Popular means a lot of visitors. A lot of visitors means a lot of strain on web servers and bandwidth. How are they performing in the face of this onslaught of visitors? This is the answer, at least so far in […]

Pingdom help-o-matic

We would like to point out some recently added features in the Pingdom control panel. They all fall under the category: HELP! Instruction videos Unsure of how to add a check to monitor a website? Don’t know how to add a contact person? Just watch our instruction videos, easily accessible on the start page when […]