Benchmarking CDNs: CloudFront, Cloudflare, Fastly, and Google Cloud

As web services become more popular in a global environment, the demand for responsive, performant sites have increased. Performance is critical to the success of modern web applications, whether the user is in California or New Zealand. Large companies such as Amazon track their response time, because an increase in response times by one second […]

2018 – Pingdom Year in Review

We thought we’d look back at the highs and lows of 2018 and share with you some stats about last year’s internet performance, and discuss a potential trend for this year. Browser Usage First, we’ll look at which browsers were most popular in 2018. Chrome remained on top of the market and has grown even […]

5 Steps to Help Prepare Your Retail Website for the Peak Holiday Season

As many retailers earn more during the holidays, web and application performance should be a top priority. Surges in traffic and transactions coupled with a rise in fraud and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks during the holiday season puts tremendous pressure on a retailer’s digital infrastructure. Even an extra second in page load time or […]

Webpages Are Getting Larger Every Year, and Here’s Why it Matters

Webpage size matters because it correlates with how fast users get to your content. People today have grown to expect good performance from the web. In fact, Google published data showing that 53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if a page takes longer than three seconds to load. And the more data your webpage […]

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, […]