Pingdom toolbox coming soon

There’s a Pingdom toolbox coming up. It is focused on providing public information about domain names and web servers all over the Internet. The intention is for this to be a general set of tools for researching the Internet and we will provide it for free. The first version of this toolbox is coming in […]

Pinging the Press

The press has started to take notice of how useful GIGRIB is to find out facts about network outages and website problems. Back when GIGRIB was under the Ipwalk umbrella, GIGRIB was already being used by several members of the press to get facts about site outages, for example the extensive AllofMP3s site problems, to […]

Online banking vs. website uptime

A small community website isn’t critical. If it is unavailable a couple of hours now and then, it may be inconvenient and perhaps frustrating, but certainly not something that will cause its visitors any significant problems. Now take online banking… That definitely counts as critical. If the website is down, the “online bank office” is […]

Uptime for the 20 most popular websites

According to, these 20 websites are the most popular in the United States. Popular means a lot of visitors. A lot of visitors means a lot of strain on web servers and bandwidth. How are they performing in the face of this onslaught of visitors? This is the answer, at least so far in […]

Pingdom help-o-matic

We would like to point out some recently added features in the Pingdom control panel. They all fall under the category: HELP! Instruction videos Unsure of how to add a check to monitor a website? Don’t know how to add a contact person? Just watch our instruction videos, easily accessible on the start page when […]

Pingdom affiliate affection

Pingdom now has an affiliate program. If you have a website, why not earn some extra money by offering Pingdom to your visitors? We think you will find our terms more than generous. You receive 50% of the price the customer pays for signing up, and you even get paid for people who only sign […]

Pingdom in 76 countries

Our aim has always been to be a global service, and as of this writing, Pingdom has customers in a massive 76 countries. The top countries are USA, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. As with so many other markets, USA has the largest share. Sweden’s high position on the list is explained by the […]

Surf a site – see its uptime

One of the guys here at Pingdom has made a bookmarklet that allows you to see the uptime history for the website you are visiting. How do you do this? Just make sure your favorites/bookmarks toolbar is visible, then drag and drop Uptime for this site to it. After that you only need to click […]

Pingdom reviewed by Paul Stamatiou

Technorati top 100 blog has posted an in-depth review of Pingdom. It’s a well-written article with a lot of good points, but our favorite part has got to be this: It’s not every day you find a service like the Sweden-based Pingdom. Pingdom provides an excellent service with a great interface. Go read the […]

Downtime 2.0: Availability list of the top Web 2.0 sites

We were looking through Seth Godin’s Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List and realized we probably had a good share of these sites monitored by GIGRIB. (For those who don’t know, the sites on Seth’s list are the biggest Web 2.0 sites around.) Here are their results for October, including links to the uptime report pages. […]