Cap’n Webhook: Your monitoring just got even easier

Shiver me timbers, we’ve finally released webhooks for Pingdom! As of today, you can set up a state change webhook to the URL(s) of your choosing to notify you when a certain event occurs on the site you are monitoring. Webhooks are a perfect solution when you want to create a script or service that […]

How we switched the support system for our 700,000 users (and stayed sane)

When you talk to our support team at Pingdom, you’re talking to real people who listen. Tech support is an often discussed matter, and to us it’s one of the most important parts of our company. It provides us with incredibly valuable suggestions, requests, and bug reports. Switching the support system for more than 700,000 […]

Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 Blogs

We love to measure and analyze the web performance of sites here on the Royal Pingdom blog. It’s time to revisit the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. It’s worth pointing out that one important finding of this 2016 study, was that it is really hard to define what is considered a blog. When we did […]

User Experience: It’s not (all) about looks

Here at Pingdom when we develop a new product or feature, there is always one thought we go over and over (and over!): “what will the user’s experience be like?” User experience is the central point from which we build our products. It’s easy to say that you’ve taken the user experience into consideration when […]

Pingdom launches Page Speed monitoring

After a ton of research and requests from customers and developers alike, we’re very excited to announce the Pingdom Page Speed monitoring – a brand new product added to our monitoring suite. Page Speed monitoring perfectly complements the different types of monitoring we already offer. The Page Speed monitoring will give you even better insights […]

Twitter Suffers Major Outage

When a big website goes down it’s not long until Twitter is full of tweets lamenting that it’s down. We have written about this many times in the past, but in the wake of Twitters own outage tonight it’s a little bit interesting to see where people turn to for information, since Twitter is the primary news source for […]

Pingdom Year in Review 2015

In 2015 the interest for web performance and availability soared to new heights. To celebrate our love for the internet we’d like to share some interesting numbers. Pingdom Year in Review 2015 We pulled some interesting stats from the vast number of data we have, and for instance, here is what a web page looked like in […]

Awaken Your Web Application Stack

  Awaken Your Web Application Stack Mobile and cloud applications are changing the way organizations do business. Think about how Amazon and AWS, Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix are disrupting existing service providers and their traditional markets. The one constant among those companies, within their respective industries, is their application. These apps are born in the […]

Understanding Root Cause: DNS and Traceroute

You can think about your web site the way you think about your car. Every time something breaks, you can run to a professional – be it an engineer or a mechanic – and pay a lot of money for the fix (and isn’t it annoying when you can’t even tell if it is a […]