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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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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 Five Most Common HTTP Errors According to Google

Sometimes when you try to visit a web page, you’re met with an HTTP error message. It’s a message from the web server that something went wrong. In some cases it could be a mistake you made, but often it’s the site’s fault. Now, you might wonder, which are the most common HTTP errors that people encounter when they surf the Web? That is the question we’ll answer in this article.

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 Google Collects Data About You and the Internet

We are watching youGoogle, perhaps more than any other company has realized that information is power. Information about the Internet, information about innumerable trends, and information about its users—YOU.

So how much does Google know about you and your online habits? It’s only when you sit down and actually start listing all of the various Google services you use on a regular basis that you begin to realize how much information you’re handing over to Google.

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, […]

A Visual Explanation of How DNS Lookups Work

Have you ever wondered what happens when you type an address into your browser? The first step is the translation of a domain name (such as pingdom.com) to an IP address. Resolving domain names is done through a series of systems and protocols that make up the Domain Name System (DNS). Here we’ll break down […]

Out with the Old, in with the New. It’s Makeover Time!

Within a few days the login page to my.pingdom.com is getting a completely new look: You know, switching things up for the new season. We’ve heard that Gen Z yellow  is the new “it color”, so we better flaunt it while on trend! Jokes aside, the only real change that’s going to affect you is […]

Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performance?

The size of the web is growing exponentially. From 2016 to 2017, the average size of a website increased from 2.5 MB to 3.4 MB, a jump of nearly 1 MB in just a year. Considering 1.1 MB was the average size of a website in 2012, that’s an enormous difference. While it’s true that […]

Will HTTP/2 Make Your Site Faster?

What is HTTP/2, and Will It Really Make Your Site Faster?

Version 1.1 of the venerable HTTP protocol powered the web for 18 years. Since then, websites have emerged from static, text-driven documents to interactive, media-rich applications. The fact that the underlying protocol remained unchanged throughout this time just goes to show how versatile and capable it is. But as the web grew bigger, its limitations […]

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A Riddle, a Sale, and the Importance of Proactive End-User Monitoring

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End-User Monitoring for IT Operations Monitoring

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