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 […]

Pingdom’s Heroku Add-On is Now Generally Available

We are excited to announce that Pingdom’s Heroku Add-on is now generally available to all Heroku users in the Elements Add-on Marketplace.  The add-on has everything Heroku users need for website or web app monitoring, including: Uptime monitoring: Check that your website or web app is available every minute automatically – over 70 global polling locations in […]

VIDEO! #whatdoyoucheck Episode 3 – Contest Winner

Back in June, we asked you to write and submit 500-800 word blog posts describing a unique way you use Pingdom custom checks. We have received some excellent blog posts and we are excited to say, we have found a winner! When we received George’s write up on how he created a method to measure […]

A day in the life of going viral!

Since June, Pingdom has been running the #whatdoyoucheck blog contest to learn more about the creative checks our users have come up with (1st #whatdoyoucheck blog post: Using Pingdom to measure your teams happiness!) We decided to leverage our Twitter following of 98k to help spread the word by offering a free Pingdom T-shirt for everyone […]

Monitoring Performance with Multiple Datacenters and Dynamic DNS

When it comes to load times, seconds count. As do milliseconds. You and your competitors both know it. A 100ms latency may sound fast—until you multiply it by the 80 items on your landing page, resulting in an eight-second load time. Considering that one in three users will abandon your site if it hasn’t loaded […]

Measure your team happiness with some software tinkering!

For the challenge of finding creative uses of Pingdom I have created an office happiness monitoring web app that uses the microphone to listen in for a set of positive and negative words spoken, and then determines what the office mood is like. Imagine being able to know when your team morale starts to decline, […]