Pingdom is Offering 1000 Free Accounts
Pingdom is an “uptime monitoring” company. Basically they monitor your website 24/7. Should it go down for some reason they will notify you immediately, even by sending an SMS to your mobile phone.
Yesterday they announced that, in order to celebrate the launch of their Firefox extension, they would be offering 1,000 free yearly accounts for Firefox users. You just need to go to the sign-up page using Firefox. It is a first come, first served scheme so I am not sure how many free accounts are left (I registered one hour ago so there are some left for sure).
The service includes monitoring of uptime and response time for up to 5 websites, 20 SMS alerts, unlimited email alerts, monitoring from different locations around the world and reports.
The cost of an yearly account is $120, so this should be a good deal. There is no commitment by the way, you do not need to provide a credit card and there is no auto-renewal implied after the one year of service.
Thanks Arpit for the tip.
31 Responses to “Pingdom is Offering 1000 Free Accounts”
It does seem that they are effective. I registered with them now and I received an SMS confirming the registration almost instantly.. I certainly am looking forward to this now!
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Thank you so much for this post! I signed up too and I got the notification to my cellphone immediately!!!! Thankxs
Thanks Daniel (and Clazh ) for this one!
I have registered.But I don’t know how to use it.
Bill, after you register up you will receive an email with login details.
Just log into the site, set your personal info (just set your time zone) and then click on “checks.”
There you will be able to create up to 5 “checks” which are nothing more that websites that you want to monitor.
The interface is pretty cool, you can completely customize how the monitoring should be done.
One stupid question. U don’t have to pay the SMS u receive, right?
I don’t think so, in fact there is a limit of 5 SMSs included, after these you need to recharge.
Personally I will just stick with email notices once I run out of SMSs.
Thanks Daniel! 🙂
Thanks for the info, Daniel. I have now configured it to monitor my website (http, php, mysql) and pop/smtp.
I currently subscribe to the pingdom GIGRIB service for free uptime monitoring of websites. For this, you need to install a programme which checks other people’s websites, and allows you to monitor up to ten of your own sites. However, it doesn’t give automatic notification when there are problems.
Amusingly, I also installed the Mr Uptime firefox extension, and the very first time I had to use it was for the pingdom.com website, which seems to have crashed! I’m not sure I like the icon in the toolbar, though, as it seems too large and obtrusive. I had hoped it would be useful for noticing when a new software edition is announced on a website, but there is a limit of 7 days for monitoring.
Awesome, thanks Daniel!
Page is down. I am getting a 404 error. Not very good for a service about uptime…
Hmmm, the DBT effect :).
Jokes apart the site is up for me, might be local DNS issues.
Very cool! Thank you so much for posting this info. I just signed up and got my free account. You rock!!
Thanks for the tip! I received a text message to my cell right after registering. I’m looking forward to trying the service.
Thanks Daniel. Most useful.
Thanks man.. i managed to get one 🙂
Thanks Daniel I am greatful for this information.
I am also a user now and it looks cool.
Awww… I’m late. no free accounts left. Thanks tho 😉
Woops.. All free accounts are gone..
I am late too 🙁 but certainly thanks for such good information 🙂
I got a free account via .NET magazine and I can say this is an excellent service.
They are doing big promotions so keep an eye out for free accounts elsewhere.
I have registered.But I donâ€™t know how to use it.
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