New locations added to Pingdom Tools

We’re happy to announce that we’ve added three new locations to our Full Page Test on our Pingdom Tools; San Jose (USA), Stockholm (Sweden), and Melbourne (Australia). You can now run a full page test from no less than six different locations.

New product release: Pingdom VMMM ­

“The tetra bit flip on a logical qubit spanned by representations of Pauli X and Z operators was exactly the property we were looking for when perfecting the VMMM”, said Leeroy Jenkins.

Peter’s not pleased with your site

As a website owner, you have 100 percent control over your site, plus a substantial amount of control over the first and middle mile of the network your pages travel over. But when it comes to the last few feet – matters are no longer in your hands. When people are unhappy with how fast a page is loading, the number one target for their blame is the site – not their equipment.

The day when the BBC’s web empire went down

Networking issues left the BBC’s online services completely inaccessible for what must have been the longest hour in some BBC employees lives. Engineers worked hard to fix issues and return the website to its previous state. And it took over five hours to fully recover.

Speed – an even more essential part of Google’s search ranking?

Google is testing a Slow label right now and it appears to be visible to some mobile Android users. It clearly signals that Google is taking web performance seriously, especially mobile. Site owners would be wise to identify performance problem areas by getting actual visibility into how actual users view their pages. We recommend using Pingdom’s Real User Monitoring.

The Next Generation of Geek Girls

There’s an annual conference in Sweden, organized solely for female students in tech, called DataTjej (roughly translated “Data Girl” or “Geek Girl” if you will). Its purpose is to promote the tech industry to female students on computer engineer programmes at Swedish universities. Hosted at the prestigious Chalmers University in Gothenburg last week, we went to meet the next generation of geeks.

Getting started with alerts

Alerting is the cornerstone of any monitoring tool. When your website goes down, or when there’s a problem, you want to know about it before it affects your customers or business. In this blog post we’ll go through a basic setup of alerting so you can make sure you get the right notifications right on time.