Pingdom is the best website uptime monitoring service you will ever find. With it you can have the status of your website checked in regular intervals and they can be as small as one minute. More importantly the checks are not from just one location, in fact they have seven servers in the United States, one in Singapore, one in Australia, one in India, two in England, one in Holland, and two in Sweden. All of them will be monitoring the uptime of your website every single minute.
Setting up your site in Pingdom is a simple 3 step process that offers variety of configuration options as you can see in the screenshots below..
As you can see from the screenshots you can be notified by EMail and/or SMS Text messages. In my experience so far, the email notifications work wonderfully and the basic plan comes with 20 SMS messages per month. Receiving text messages can be extremely useful when you don’t have immediate access to your email and this has proved to be quite beneficial to me in the past.
Once you have, had Pingdom running tests on your site for a while, you will see a plethora of useful and easy to read reports. Take for example the graph below which shows how fast DailyApps responds to you when you try to access it.
If you have a website or you are planning to have one soon, Pingdom is a must have for you. I’d say a must have tool for every webmaster.
Well during the birthday celebrations of DailyApps we have 25 Basic Accounts for a year (Valued at 119.40$ each) of Pingdom to giveaway to you guys. All you have to do is follow the instructions below.
- Go to our signup page: https://www.pingdom.com/signup/
- Select service type Pingdom Basic.
- Select payment type Yearly (which is worth $119.40)
- Enter dailyapps1y into the promotional code field and press the ‘apply code‘ button. If there are any free accounts left on this code you will get a message that it is a valid code and you will see the price on the page change to $0.00.
- Fill in your account information below. (The cell phone is just there for SMS alerts.)
- Check the Pingdom ToS at the bottom.
- Press the ‘sign up now’ button.
Please note that the promotional codes will get used up on first come first serve basis. So better hurry up now..