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Pingdom

Website Performance Monitoring Tool


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Published 08/04/2009 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Pingdom is a service which can be used to monitor the uptime of your website or other web based service. If pingdom experiences any errors then it will send you alerts so that you can put the problem right as quickly as possible. There are two different packages available from pingdom including the cheapest which starts at $9.95 per month. The more expensive plan costs $39.95 per month.

There is also a free 30 day trial of both the accounts so that you can find out whether or not they are any good for you.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pingdom was founded by Sam Nurmi and is based in Sweden. Competitors of Pingdom include Down for Everyone or Just me, and Pingability. Sam Nurmi previously founded Loopia which is the largest web hosting company in Sweden. He sold this company in 2005 and started pingdom.

What are the differences to other apps?

The free trial is a nice difference to other similar services because it’s possible to try the service out before you pay for it and find out whether or not it’s any good for your needs. It’s also only interested with the uptime of websites which means it’s to the point and not complicated like other services. Many other web monitoring services try to do too much, but this one just ensures your website is always available to your loyal audience.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Pingdom has a really nice look and is very easy to use. It also has a great name which is very easy to remember. Setting up your account to monitor your website isn’t a problem and won’t take very long at all. It’s particularly easy to use and do anything that you want. The SMS text alerts can also be sent to you automatically along with email alerts so that you can find out as soon as you have an error that needs correcting.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account on pingdom is very easy. You first need to choose the type of account that you want to register. You can choose from a business or basic account. Both of these accounts cost money every month however there is a free 30 day trial available if you want to try out the services before you pay anything.

What does it cost to use the application?

You must pay to use Pingdom although there is a free trial which lasts 30 days on both accounts. The basic account costs $9.95 per month and includes 5 checks and 20 sms alerts along with unlimited emails. The business plan costs $39.95 and is aimed at business users. It provides up to 30 checks, 200 SMS alerts and unlimited emails. It also provides cheaper SMS’s if required.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pingdom is aimed at people who run their own website and are looking for a way to monitor its uptime. It’s important that your site is available for as often as possible. This tool can alert you whenever your site is unavailable and if there is an error then it will be able to send you an alert to let you know what’s going on. If it’s something that you can fix yourself then you will have the head start to fix it.

  • Pingdom is a service aimed to make sure your website is available for as long as possible
  • Depending on your account you will be able to monitor up to 30 sites and send SMS alerts to your phone
  • Email alerts can also be sent so you know when your site is down


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Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.95
Most expensive plan (per month) : $39.95

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