Synthetic Monitoring

Simulate visitor interaction with your site to monitor the end user experience.

View Product Info


Simulate visitor interaction

Identify bottlenecks and speed up your website.

Learn More

Real User Monitoring

Enhance your site performance with data from actual site visitors

View Product Info


Real user insights in real time

Know how your site or web app is performing with real user insights

Learn More

Infrastructure Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Instant visibility into servers, virtual hosts, and containerized environments

View Infrastructure Monitoring Info
Comprehensive set of turnkey infrastructure integrations

Including dozens of AWS and Azure services, container orchestrations like Docker and Kubernetes, and more 

Learn More

Application Performance Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Comprehensive, full-stack visibility, and troubleshooting

View Application Performance Monitoring Info
Complete visibility into application issues

Pinpoint the root cause down to a poor-performing line of code

Learn More

Log Management and Analytics Powered by SolarWinds Loggly

Integrated, cost-effective, hosted, and scalable full-stack, multi-source log management

 View Log Management and Analytics Info
Collect, search, and analyze log data

Quickly jump into the relevant logs to accelerate troubleshooting

Learn More

Our favorite software Easter eggs – 2016

Spring is officially here
and with it, Easter. Here in Sweden, it’s time for påskäggsjakten, where parents hide eggs around the house and garden and let loose their kids to find as many as possible. With that in mind, it’s time to grab your baskets and go an hunt for all the messages, jokes and games that developers have intentionally left out there on the big, wide web. Here’s a few of our favorites:

Google Chrome’s offline T-Rex gameegg


We all know that when your WiFi connection drops, it’s like being back in the prehistoric age but the nice people at Chrome put in a little something extra in a browser update to lower your blood pressure when the Internet is acting up.

Hitting the spacebar will launch the T-Rex icon used on their ‘Unable to connect to the Internet’ placeholder into a key-smashing jumper game. You simply have to guide the dino over the cactuses. When you max out over 500 points, they make it interesting with added pterodactyls to dodge.

HEMA’s Rube Goldberg machine


Everybody loves Rube Goldberg, right? A while back, HEMA released a viral campaign for their new webshop with their products triggered to play-out an incredibly over-engineered sequence in order to direct you to their new site. It has proved to be so popular that they’ve kept the page live since 2013 and you can enjoy it here.

WordPress’ Terms of Service

We all know that we should always read the fine print, when signing any contract but really ain’t nobody got time for that. However, WordPress does reward those persistent enough to scroll through their ToS with a rather…beefy reward. We’ll say no more but head on over to here and scroll down to the Disclaimer of Warranties section.

Google Chrome’s Atari Breakout


Google’s second entry on this list features Atari’s classic ‘76 game Breakout. If you ever find yourself at a loss on Google’s Image search, type ‘atari breakout’ into the search box and good luck ever prying yourself away from this classic that is as addictive as it was all those years ago.

Skybet’s “Boss? Look busy!”

Screenshot 2016-03-23 13.32.19

We’ve all been there: that one time your boss catches you slacking off when you should be hard at work. Skybet have come up with an ingenious solution by loading up a page full of Excel-like graphs and charts at a click of a button. Just click on the ‘Boss? Look busy!’ button in the top right corner of Skybet’s website.

Emacs Doctor

Sometimes life is cruel, hard and lonely. Sometimes you just need somebody to talk to. If you use a Mac, you’re in luck. You can access your computer’s resident psychoanalyst and talk out your problems!

Emacs Cookies


Feeling hungry? No problem – again, only if you are a Mac user. Fire up Terminal and type open/usr/share/emacs/22.1/etc/COOKIES to load up a pretty decent cookie for Mrs. Field’s Cookies. We actually baked a batch here in the office, and with a few minor tweaks to the recipe (which we’ll keep a secret), they turned out to be quite delicious!

The Book of Mozilla

This is an Easter egg that has been floating around in various incarnations since 2004. Simply load up Firefox and type ‘about:Mozilla’ to reveal a prophetic and slightly apocalyptic passage from the Book of Mozilla. They even lovingly make reference to the “twins of Mammon” which refers to Apple and Google and their duopoly of the mobile OS market.

If you’ve found an Easter gem hidden away out there, let us know in the comment section below and maybe those of you with a keen eye might have even spotted the little easter egg we left on this page!


Introduction to Observability

These days, systems and applications evolve at a rapid pace. This makes analyzi [...]

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

Last updated: February 29, 2024 Average size of a webpage matters because it [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Using CDNs

Last updated: February 28, 2024 Websites have become larger and more complex [...]

The Five Most Common HTTP Errors According to Google

Last updated: February 28, 2024 Sometimes when you try to visit a web page, [...]

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

Last updated: February 28, 2024 Page load time and response time are key met [...]

Monitor your website’s uptime and performance

With Pingdom's website monitoring you are always the first to know when your site is in trouble, and as a result you are making the Internet faster and more reliable. Nice, huh?



Gain availability and performance insights with Pingdom – a comprehensive web application performance and digital experience monitoring tool.

Start monitoring for free