How to Analyze and Improve Page Load Performance

In the age of high-speed Internet, poor performance can spell disaster for your website. 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load, and 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in two seconds or less. An extra one-second delay can result in fewer page […]

What CMS Provides The Best Performance?

At Pingdom, we’re all about speed. You know that already—and you’ve probably tried our speed test? (If not, head over there at once!) Within the Pingdom® interface, we also offer continuous page speed testing so you can track how the page load evolves over time, and how website changes affect page speed. With over 850 […]

How to Analyze Web Application Performance Using SolarWinds

In the push to make the web more accessible, performance is key. Websites are becoming bigger and more complex than ever before, placing a toll on both servers and clients. However, website performance is vital to attracting and keeping users engaged. In this article, we’ll explain why web application performance is important and how you […]

8 Features that Make Our New Page Speed Test Awesome

We love our page speed test and, considering the amount of traffic coming into tools.pingdom.com, we have a feeling you guys love it, too. Hence, it was with a slight feeling of apprehension that we started working on giving the page, and primarily the back-end functions, a much-needed revamp. After all, if it’s not broken, […]

A Visual Explanation of How DNS Lookups Work

Have you ever wondered what happens when you type an address into your browser? The first step is the translation of a domain name (such as pingdom.com) to an IP address. Resolving domain names is done through a series of systems and protocols that make up the Domain Name System (DNS). Here we’ll break down […]

Out with the Old, in with the New. It’s Makeover Time!

Within a few days the login page to my.pingdom.com is getting a completely new look: You know, switching things up for the new season. We’ve heard that Gen Z yellow  is the new “it color”, so we better flaunt it while on trend! Jokes aside, the only real change that’s going to affect you is […]

Protect Your Sales Opportunities with SLOs and SLAs

Web users now have such high expectations for website performance that a few minutes of downtime or a half-second delay in page loading can mean the difference between a sale and lost opportunity. Because so many customer-facing interactions are now conducted through the web, any downtime or subpar performance can lead to brand damage, degraded […]

Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performance?

The size of the web is growing exponentially. From 2016 to 2017, the average size of a website increased from 2.5 MB to 3.4 MB, a jump of nearly 1 MB in just a year. Considering 1.1 MB was the average size of a website in 2012, that’s an enormous difference. While it’s true that […]