Synthetic Monitoring

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

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Simulate visitor interaction

Identify bottlenecks and speed up your website.

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Real User Monitoring

Enhance your site performance with data from actual site visitors

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Real user insights in real time

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

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Infrastructure Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Instant visibility into servers, virtual hosts, and containerized environments

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Comprehensive set of turnkey infrastructure integrations

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

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Application Performance Monitoring Powered by SolarWinds AppOptics

Comprehensive, full-stack visibility, and troubleshooting

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Complete visibility into application issues

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

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Log Management and Analytics Powered by SolarWinds Loggly

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

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Collect, search, and analyze log data

Quickly jump into the relevant logs to accelerate troubleshooting

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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

Like 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.

Web Decade in Review 2020

Let’s look back at the highs and lows from 2010 to 2019. From the viral Double Rainbow video to the Browser Wars and notorious outages, we’ve put together a brief review of internet news from the last decade. EXPLORE THE REVIEW What are some of your notable internet moments of the past decade? Leave a […]

Web Application Monitoring Best Practices During Peak Online Shopping

Seasonality in E-Commerce Comes in Many Forms Many e-commerce sites deal with seasonality. Trends such as meteorological seasons, or annual events like Christmas, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, and more, increase the demand substantially, creating massive sales opportunities at specific peak moments throughout the year. A fair percentage (up to about 30%) of annual revenue can come […]

What to Do When Your Site is Down

Being notified by a customer, friend, or someone outside your office that a website is down is, quite frankly, embarrassing. All websites run into trouble from time to time. Murphy’s Law will make sure of that. There are simply too many things that can break a website, from server hardware issues, software issues, coding errors, […]

5 Tools to Track and Tweak WordPress Performance

In the ultra-competitive online world, every millisecond counts. If a page takes too long to load, impatient visitors will go elsewhere. To help retain audience and boost sales, website owners invest heavily in tools and tweaks to squeeze every bit of performance out of their WordPress-based websites. Here’s our selection of five tools typically used […]

How To Check Website Status

Website status checks should be a routine part of any IT maintenance schedule. Corporate websites are often hosted externally, but this doesn’t mean they should be excluded from the checklist of applications and servers needing to be monitored. But what’s website status, and how do you check it properly? Website Status – What You Need […]

6 Website Issues Slowing Down Your Page Speed

The time it takes a page to load has become one of the defining factors for website success. Web users are notoriously impatient, abandoning any site they feel is taking too long to load. Reducing page load time should be a strategic priority for all website owners, given that it impacts many other metrics such as pages per session, bounce rate, and conversion rate.

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