Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 Blogs

We love to measure and analyze the web performance of sites here on the Royal Pingdom blog. It’s time to revisit the web performance of the world’s top 50 blogs. It’s worth pointing out that one important finding of this 2016 study, was that it is really hard to define what is considered a blog. When we did […]

Pingdom launches Page Speed monitoring

After a ton of research and requests from customers and developers alike, we’re very excited to announce the Pingdom Page Speed monitoring – a brand new product added to our monitoring suite. Page Speed monitoring perfectly complements the different types of monitoring we already offer. The Page Speed monitoring will give you even better insights […]

Twitter Suffers Major Outage

When a big website goes down it’s not long until Twitter is full of tweets lamenting that it’s down. We have written about this many times in the past, but in the wake of Twitters own outage tonight it’s a little bit interesting to see where people turn to for information, since Twitter is the primary news source for […]

Pingdom Year in Review 2015

In 2015 the interest for web performance and availability soared to new heights. To celebrate our love for the internet we’d like to share some interesting numbers. Pingdom Year in Review 2015 We pulled some interesting stats from the vast number of data we have, and for instance, here is what a web page looked like in […]

Understanding Root Cause: DNS and Traceroute

You can think about your web site the way you think about your car. Every time something breaks, you can run to a professional – be it an engineer or a mechanic – and pay a lot of money for the fix (and isn’t it annoying when you can’t even tell if it is a […]

Pingdom’s Heroku Add-On is Now Generally Available

We are excited to announce that Pingdom’s Heroku Add-on is now generally available to all Heroku users in the Elements Add-on Marketplace.  The add-on has everything Heroku users need for website or web app monitoring, including: Uptime monitoring: Check that your website or web app is available every minute automatically – over 70 global polling locations in […]

Are your DNS servers configured correctly? Run these 6 simple tests to find out.

Website unavailability, connections issues, and slow response time can be attributed to incorrect DNS configuration. You can exactly pinpoint it’s a DNS configuration issue when you’re unable to access a website using it’s DNS name, for example, www.wsj.com On the other hand, if you know this site’s IP address, accessing it may be faster because […]

Troubleshoot Slow Website Performance with the Waterfall Chart

Instead of your website loading as expected, you only see a 404 Not Found Error. Or, you’re unable to view images and live content on the site is taking way too much time to render. Sound familiar? A website, just like any application we use every day is bound to go through some amount of […]

Monitoring Performance with Multiple Datacenters and Dynamic DNS

When it comes to load times, seconds count. As do milliseconds. You and your competitors both know it. A 100ms latency may sound fast—until you multiply it by the 80 items on your landing page, resulting in an eight-second load time. Considering that one in three users will abandon your site if it hasn’t loaded […]

How to Migrate/Decommission a Website Without Losing Conversions

You run a big thriving site and one day you’re told it needs to be migrated/decommissioned – oh and do not lose a single conversion. HA! Not going to happen! There’s going to just have to be acceptable losses. Right? Heh, now let me tell you how we did it. Any major site migration/decommission has […]

Status Pages: Building Confidence Through Transparency

If a customer ever gets around to reading your SLA, one key question comes up sooner or later: Have you provided what you promised? You could simply say yes—but that doesn’t give them reason to trust you. A status page does. It conveys accurate, up-to-date information that proves you’ve not only met, but exceeded the […]

Typical Day for Instagram

Yesterday marked five years since the inaugural Instagram photo was posted, and go figure, it was a dog. Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger went on to launch Instagram the following October and it’s all history from there. Since then, the photo sharing service has joined the ranks of popular social media giants such as […]

Disruptive 3D printing technology

Continuous Liquid Interface Production is a breakthrough technology that grows parts instead of printing them layer by layer. This allows businesses to produce commercial quality parts at game-changing speeds.

Sharpening Your Application Performance Skills

With consumers expecting web sites to load faster and faster while web applications get more complex, it is getting harder to be knowledgeable about every component of your web application. Web performance requires knowledge on subjects like application troubleshooting, firewalls and security, network troubleshooting, database performance, and on concepts like DevOps and cloud. Those are […]

Data storage bursting at the seams? Try CDM.

Why maintain multiple tools that function independently with overlapping data and redundant information? You can eliminate the unnecessary duplication of production data by relying on the Copy Data Management (CDM) approach.

7 Things to Consider in the Wake of Last Night’s Outage

Today many of our friends are probably getting an extra shot of coffee after last night’s outage. Our live map lit up with over 100,000 outages around the world. AWS had a routing problem that caused many sites to go down. The incident lasted around 40 minutes and affected Slack, Netflix, Pinterest and many others. […]

Product as a service

Industrial equipment can be offered on a pay-per-use basis similar to the software as a service model in IT. The emerging concept known as product as a service transforms service from a standalone function within a manufacturer to an integrated product and service offering that delivers value as the product is in use.

Mobile Web: Responsive vs. Native Performance

A mobile presence is key to your business success. It is also one of the hardest things to get right. With more than half of all Web traffic coming from mobile devices, and Google favoring mobile-friendly sites in search results, it’s worth thinking carefully about how to present your company. Beyond just showing up on […]