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The website of network equipment company D-Link (www.dlink.com) has as of this writing been unavailable for almost 10 hours and counting… It’s a bit ironic, isn’t it? The GIGRIB report page for the D-Link website uptime can be found here, with the exact timestamps for the site’s availability: http://uptime.ipwalk.com/site/month_summary/site_name/www.dlink.com

Website monitoring now truly free

We are feeling generous today. And tomorrow. And for a long time to come. Now anyone can try out Pingdom’s popular website monitoring service for 30 days for free and with absolutely zero commitment. There is no need for a credit card or actively canceling your subscription at the end of the period. We aimed […]

Pimp My Fridge

After our Pingdom Cribs blog entry, we got complaints that our fridge contents didn’t have enough geek credentials. Since we have a reputation to think of, we decided to beef up the caffeine level considerably. Slightly more expensive to maintain, but it’s worth it! So, here it is, the souped-up Pingdom Fridge! We feel a […]

A new home for GIGRIB

GIGRIB is our free, distributed uptime monitoring network. One of the unique aspects of GIGRIB is that its monitoring network is made up entirely of its users. In return, these users get to add five sites each to be monitored by the network. Another unique aspect is that all the uptime data for all the […]

New SMS delivery system on the way

Monitoring the availability of servers, websites and services is a safety net for many server administrators and website owners. They rely on being notified the minute a problem occurs, often through SMS alerts, and this is where current uptime monitoring companies sometimes fail. If users are not notified due to a lost SMS alert, the […]

Al Jazeera hit by severe website problems

The website of the very well known Arabic news channel Al Jazeera had recurring problems all day yesterday, Monday October 9. The downtime during the day totaled 7 hours and 29 minutes, though problems lasted from 9:44 a.m. CET to 7:02 p.m. CET. Image: Screenshot from the GIGRIB report page for aljazeera.net. The downtime was […]

Pingdom Cribs, Serbia

Last week we posted some pics from the Swedish Pingdom office. This week the turn has come to our first-class software team in Nis, Serbia. These talented engineers both develop and maintain Pingdom for us. Above: Who said you can’t have fun and work hard at the same time? Above: Sometimes even the experts need […]

The entrepreneurial spirit

Last Friday, Pingdom had a visit from the county administrative board. They were here to interview Sam Nurmi, our founder and CEO. His profile will be included in a book together with fourteen other highly successful entrepreneurs in our county. Before Ipwalk and Pingdom, Sam founded the Swedish web hosting company Loopia, which he managed […]

Through the eyes of the end user

Yesterday we mentioned our neighbor Calle who volunteered to be our male model for the day. We dragged him to a nearby photo studio to be the face of our latest campaign. His task was to portray an ordinary Internet user and react to common website problems. Our end user could be practically anyone on […]

Male model enters the Pingdom

We are preparing a Pingdom ad campaign and managed to persuade Calle from Loopia (a Swedish web hosting company that just happens to be our neighbor) to act as our model. In addition to working for Loopia, Calle (Calvin without the Hobbes) runs stdOut. Image: Calle gave prima donnas all over the world a new […]

Pingdom.com becomes CSS showcase

CSS Mania, a site displaying screenshots of attractive CSS-designed websites, has added the Pingdom.com website to their galleries. While we aren’t trying to win any beauty contests, any kind of praise is always welcome.

We have a cool data center

Our marketing people usually have their lunch together with a bunch of very verbal IT guys. Since one of the most common complaints have been how cold it can be in the server rooms, a solution has been presented, courtesy of the marketing department: Special server room jackets. The final design of these jackets will […]

Pingdom progress

From our posts lately, it may be easy to think that it’s all fun and games here at Pingdom. Yes, we have fun, and yes, we enjoy our work, but we also work hard. So before you go thinking that we’re resting on our laurels, surfing the Web and watching videos on You Tube all […]

The Pingdom Crib

We would like to invite you all to a tour around the Pingdom crib. We took some photos of how our Swedish office looks like on a sunny Friday afternoon. Above: The Pingdom, formerly an old industrial building. Above:The sign of uptime and freedom leads the way. Above:Our sofa for relaxing moments with a magazine. […]

What to do with bad servers?

Sometimes your servers get you irritated. The first time you may be able to live with it. But when a server goes bad and doesn’t let you sleep at night, it’s time to do something about it. At least that’s what some people think. We found some clips of people who just couldn’t take it […]

New blog design from our shiny new graphic designer

You may remember that Pingdom was looking for a graphic designer to join our team. We found him! On September 15, David Rydell entered our offices and hasn’t left since (we let him have some coffee, but that’s it). He is the former marketing manager and graphic designer at Loopia, one of the largest web […]

Traffic lights as downtime alert

By the title, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is yet another “discarded marketing ideas” post. But it isn’t. The basic idea is this: When we get a new customer we will send them a miniature traffic light, around 10 cm (4 inches) high. This traffic light can be plugged into their LAN […]

Uptime vs. downtime

The media loves bad news. It’s a sad but true fact of life. For example: Server administrators love the word “uptime”. Most normal people love uptime, because it means that things are working the way they should. Uptime is a positive word. “Downtime,” however, most server administrators really hate. The shit has hit the proverbial […]

How to avoid the consequences of your site being down

This is a service we would have loved to offer, if it wasn’t for the fact that we would be facing more lawsuits than we can count. We present: The Pingdom Diversion service! Whenever your site has problems, we would do at least one of the following: Immediately launch a massive DDoS attack on your […]

The 40-cent campaign was a great success

As you may have noticed, Pingdom has been running a campaign for the last two weeks, and results have been stunning. People really liked that 40-cent deal. Of course, why shouldn’t they? We provide very good value for money at our regular price, and what came down to a whole year for free was of […]