Web Transaction Monitoring Made Easy

Providing a Seamless Digital Experience Customer engagement with your company’s site and applications is critical to your business. That’s why the performance of those transactions is equally important. Customers need to be able to log in to your application. Prospects need to download your newest whitepaper. Site visitors need to register for your latest webinar. […]

How to Analyze Website Speed Test Results

The SolarWinds® Pingdom® Website Speed Test is one of our most popular tools. It helps countless users understand how their websites are performing and what they can do to improve their site speed. The Website Speed Test can test websites from locations around the globe, and it produces many key results to give you in-depth […]

Best Practices for Effective Website Transaction Alerting

Having their websites constantly perform at their optimal capacity should be the aim of all businesses and website owners. When websites go down, load slowly, or underperform, the user experience suffers. This can result in low sales and conversions. So what can you do to ensure your website remains fully functional? In this article, we’ll […]

How to Effectively Monitor User Activity

Monitoring user activity on your website is a must if you want to run a successful and profitable online business. By implementing real user monitoring on your website, you can get an in-depth understanding of how your users are interacting with your website and the experience they receive.

Web Application Monitoring During a Crisis

By Leigh Brown In February, we wrote about how major live sporting events in March will impact online ordering and food delivery. We discussed the associated importance of monitoring your web app to ensure a smooth end-user experience and to troubleshoot issues like downtime, slow load times, and broken transaction flows. But unless you’ve been […]

Page Load Time vs. Response Time – What Is the Difference?

Page load time and response time are key metrics to monitor, and they can give you an in-depth understanding of how your website is performing. However, the difference between page load time and response time isn’t immediately obvious, and neither are the benefits of tracking them independently. In this article, we define page load time […]

The Expensive History of APM

By Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds Head Geek When done well, application performance monitoring (APM) is a magical and irreplaceable tool. However, over the years, enterprises have sometimes paid dearly to implement it. APM’s task seems simple enough—replace emotional user anecdotes about application performance with quantifiable, actionable data. But the devil can certainly be in the details […]

How Web Application Monitoring Is Changing

By Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds Head Geek The Web Performance Monitoring Do-Over I’m at an interesting point in my career. I’ve ridden all the rides and managed all the technology things like most ops engineers with some miles. Eventually, you realize—with a few notable exceptions—IT technology is a cycle in which enterprises reimplement the same business […]

6 Tips for Improving Drupal Performance

Providing a top digital user experience is critical if you want to grow the number of visitors and keep them engaged. Anything you can do to improve your Drupal website will have an impact on your business and ultimately revenue. Luckily, there’s much you can do to optimize your Drupal website, including implementing a range of tools and services, and installing extra Drupal modules.

What Is an SSL Certificate?

What Is an SSL Certificate? You may have noticed some URLs have the added S after “http.” This means a site has SSL security. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It keeps sensitive information, like social security numbers, credit card numbers, login credentials, or medical records, from being intercepted by encrypting the data while it […]

5 Tips for Better Joomla Performance

Using a content management system (CMS) like Joomla instead of coding a site from scratch is a quick and effective way to create a website. Content management systems offer everything from flexibility and full control over your website to access to advanced features and functionality. These enable users to create beautiful and dynamic webpages. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced web developer, you’ll easily be able to find a CMS suited to your skill set and project needs.

Best Practices for Web App Monitoring

Originally published on Loggly.com. The architecture of modern web applications presents new challenges for monitoring their availability and performance. Modern apps have higher traffic and reliability requirements than ten years ago. Monitoring solutions need to handle higher volume while presenting information in real time and proactively alerting teams about trouble before downtime occurs. In distributed […]

Exit Rate vs Bounce Rate – Which One You Should Improve and Why

Tracking your website’s exit and bounce rates will give you insight into how your audience engages with your website, and the user experience they receive. This information will enable you to make data-driven decisions on performance-related improvements, ensuring your website functions at its optimal capacity. In this article, we explain exactly what exit rates and […]

How SSL Improves Your Webpage Load Speed (and Why It Works)

Installing an SSL certificate on your website can have a wide array of benefits. These include enhanced security, improved SEO, and importantly, faster webpage load speed. In this article, we discuss what exactly SSL is, and why you should apply SSL to your website. We then consider how SSL can improve your site’s load times […]

March is Game Time for Your Web Apps

By Leigh Brown March is jam-packed with #SPORTS. If you’re an avid college basketball fan, you never leave your screen for fear of missing the game-winning slam dunk. That’s why marketers pull out all the stops for game-related promos. They work hard to come up with the quippy line, the discount, creative assets, and a […]

5 Best Practices for Synthetic Monitoring

Using synthetic monitoring to track your website’s performance is an effective way to ensure your site is up and running at optimal capacity. However, synthetic monitoring is much more than simply monitoring your site’s uptime and page speed.

WordPress Plugin Makes it Easy to Add Pingdom Real User Monitoring to Your Site

wordpress plugin pingdomLike so many of you, we’re big WordPress fans here at Pingdom, and now we’ve made it super-simple for you to add Real User Monitoring (RUM) to your WordPress site.

By adding RUM to your WordPress site using our brand new plugin, you will get answers to questions like what browsers your visitors use, how many of them are using tablets or other devices, where are they located, and many more. With this information you can then take steps to improve the performance of your site.

Real User Monitoring is available on all our plans, including the free one, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add this plugin to your WordPress site today.

6 Key Page Speed Monitoring Practices to Enhance User Experience

As anyone with some experience running web applications will tell you, page speed is one of the most critical aspects to monitor. Page speed has a major impact on the user’s behavior. Will they stay on the site and complete the purchase, order, or transaction? Will they recommend the service to others? Bad page speed […]

Synthetic Monitoring vs. Real User Monitoring

Synthetic monitoring and real user monitoring (RUM) are two extremely different approaches that can be used to measure how your site is performing. While synthetic monitoring relies on automatic simulated tests, RUM records the behavior of actual visitors on your site.