Pingdom Tools is an excellent website monitoring service. You might have already used its Website Speed Checker Tool. The company was founded by Sam Nurmi who is also the founder and previous CEO of Sweden’s biggest web hosting company, Loopia, which he sold in 2005.
What is Pingdom.
Inshort Pingdom is a service which monitors your website 24×7 and alerts you instantly incase of any website failure like Downtime or server lag etc. 100% uptime is essential for a website to cater all the swarms of traffic constantly. Although most Webhosts offer 99% uptime, You can’t predict what the conditions might become hence it is also essential to choose a reliable Webhost, Read my post on hostgator review.
How Pingdom Services Work.
The Pingdom service monitors websites and servers from multiple locations on the Internet, making sure that they are working. You can use Pingdom to monitor both your public and password-protected websites, your FTP servers, your email servers, and any other kind of service that should be accessible from the Internet.
Pingdom has servers set up all around the world which monitor the website of your choice and if any downtime or problem is reported in the site, You or any person you associate with the service is notified via:
Pingdom also saves the HTML file of the page where the problem was detected and analyzes it to present you an idea of how the problem occurred and what the possible solutions are. Also you can compile reports.
Different Pingdom Plans.
The free account offers 1 Website check and 20 SMS Alerts.
Price : $9.95 Per Month.
Offers 5 checks, 20 SMS alerts on signup, Unlimited email alerts, Unlimited contacts.
Price : $39.95 Per Month.
Offers 30 checks, 200 SMS alerts on signup, Unlimited email alerts ,Unlimited contacts, Discounts on extra SMS alerts.
Getting the Business Account Free for 1 Year.
Pingdom is running a Promo in occasion of Easter. So you can get a Full Free 1 year account of Pingdom Services Business Account. Here is how you can get it. Best of all, You don’t need any Credit Card to get this offer.
Step 1. Visit the Business Account Signup Page. [LINK].
Step 2. Fill in all the Contact details and Name,Email etc. (Password will be mailed to you).
Step 3. In the Payment option, Select Yearly and Press ‘Have a Promotional Code?’.
Enter the Promotional Code : EasterBunny2012
You will see 0.00 for the first year.
Step 4. Agree to the Terms of Service and Click on Continue Signup.
Step 5. You will receive an Email with your Password. Login and Enjoy.
Thanks to Sumit Gupta of Homeforgeeks.com for sharing this Promo. 🙂
Grab an account even if you don’t own a website at present.. Who knows you may be the next to build one and this might be useful in future. What do you say?