You Can Get a Pingdom Account Free Now
This week I got an email from the Pingdom CEO mentioning that they are now offering free accounts. That is good news for all small bloggers out there.
Pingdom is basically an uptime monitoring company. In other words, after you create an account with them, they will monitor your website. Should it go down, they will immediately notify you about it, either by email or by SMS (or both). The service can check if your website is up every minute if so you specify, and they make tests from several locations around the world to make sure it is really down.
Until last week you would need to pay $9.95 monthly for a Basic account, which can monitor up to five websites. Now they introduced a Free account (which is not a free trial, but a standard account). The only limitation is that it can monitor only one website. Other than that, you have access to all the features.
I just signed up and added Daily Blog Tips to my account.
30 Responses to “You Can Get a Pingdom Account Free Now”
There’s a free option now? I’ve been waiting for this Thanks Daniel ;D
Roseli A. Bakar
Just signed for EzyBlogger. Thanks Daniel.
Cool! But if you are on a shared account, what good does this to you? I mean, it’s not that we can do anything about it and I”m sure the technicians will be all over the place already 🙂
@Michael, I believe this service is even more essential for people on shared accounts, because they go down more often.
From my experience, unless you notify the support service of your hosting company as soon as you see the site down, it might be hours before they put you online again.
Thanks a lot for this information . Just signed in for that service .Need it for my website http://www.e-swastya.com
Thats great. Gonna get mine for my new blog then 🙂 as my other blogs already have their monitoring.
Arun Basil Lal
I liked what they are doing. Their service if of top quality and they look like professional people.
Eventually they will end up with more customers. I just signed up, didnt even see what their service is like, but I feel they are awesome. Already I feel like upgrading!
Thats Great News, Now i can get my account may b, thanks
Great find. Thanks.
If I was a business, makes perfect sense.
As a hobbyist (i.e., broke, busted, disgusted, unemployed / retired), what I really need is to watch a few sites on a relaxed interval. (I’m seeking to find those “silent” changes when my hobby sites go offline. Usually due to the hosting provider changing something. Did I mention I HATE “cloud computing” for the easy way stuff changes silently. And, never for the better! Argh!!)
So I’d need about twenty sites say once a day for free.
Who said beggars can’t be choosers?
Daniel, I don’t think that (at least) we need it! Doreo’s downtime is almost 0! 🙂 Isn’t it?
@Mr. I, good point. Not everyone is on Doreo yet though 🙂 .
Another option that also has a free account is Are My Sites Up
Doreoâ€™s downtime is measured on server level, your site can still be down due to other reasons.
@Bengt, like what other reasons?
Blog Ebooks – Claus D Jensen
I think that’s a good business idea for them!
Will attract more customers!
Claus D Jensen
I have another monitor service. Well worth it, else you will never know how often and how long your blog is down. But here’s an important aspect of Pingdom no one has mentioned. Pingdom has a free ‘load time analyzer’ that will show you, in detail, how long each single request for a page from your blog takes to load.
It’s very useful to look at your blog load times frequently … often times advertising services, statistic counters, etc. will make you pages load slowly … example I got out of MyBlogLog long ago becuase sometimes 70% or more of my load times were waits for MBL servers to respond.
Also, it’s very common for different blog themes to take much longer than other themes to load … in testing I’ve noted as much as several seconds difference. If you chose a theme that takes, say, 4 secinds to load versus one that completes it’s load in 1 second or so, and you have a thousand page loads a day (very tiny traffic, that’s only a few hundred visitors) then that’s ~3,000 total seconds … 50 minutes … a day that your blog is ‘up’, but unavailable to a reader. It’s all about ‘eyeballs on target’, whether you write for money, for a cause or just for personal satisfaction.
A very interesting tool, Pingdom.
useful info. Thanks for sharing. Will signup with pingdom
Thanks for the heads up. Retweet is in order here.
This looks like an excellent service, and I was looking for something like it just the other day. Signed up already. Post is certainly Dugg, Stumbled, and Delicious! 🙂
obat ejakulasi dini
The website service monitoring about what? i will check more, thanks.
This was on my todo list. No time like the present. Thanks for the tip about Pingdom starting a free service.
Just registered. Thanks for the info
Very useful post buddy! Thanks for sharing them!
Signing up now! 😀
Thanks for the info, gonna sign up for min now
This sounds like a great tool for bloggers! It’s great to see that there’s a free option, especially since I only have 1 website. Thanks for making this announcement!
In this economically stressful world, it is so nice to know that you can get such a helpful service for free. I will definitely check this out.
Very useful post buddy! Thanks for sharing them!
Single Guy Money
Just found your blog today and it’s very helpful to small bloggers. Thanks!!
@Mr I and @Daniel: Right now I might not agree with you about Doreo. I am currently using their largest plan and right now all my sites are down and it is over the 10th time since I am using it for the past 5 months!
Right now I am rather an angry customer while awaiting a definite reply from them. Maybe Doreo is not bad in the overall but one specific server on which my sites are on, is specially very lame.
Considering a move now as sincerely it is becoming annoying. For today its almost 1 and half hour downtime and approx 1500 readers who went away seeing a network error page.
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