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Pingdom

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Starting a new website may sound a tad bit difficult if you have never managed one in the past. Making sure your popular website is available to your visitors at all times is a whole different story. We work with one of the best web hosts around these days. While our down-times are few and far between, they can be annoying to our visitors. Many web hosts struggle with constant down-times. As a webmaster, you can’t afford not to track your web host’s performance. That’s what Pingdom offers.

Pingdom is a freemium service that can keep track of all your websites and notify you when things go wrong. Users have 4 ways to get notified about their websites’ problems. The test period can be modified too (e.g. every 5 minutes or hour). Pingdom does have a free plan but its paid plans are a must have if you have multiple websites.

Pingdom for iPhone is the free companion app for this service. It downloads the appropriate information to your iPhone and sends you push notifications as soon as things get messy with your website. Pingdom for iPhone keeps you updated with the current status of your websites. It shows uptime and response time for your site (which are just a few things every webmaster needs to be tracking). Information on each check is made available in this app.

If you have multiple websites and wonder if they stay up and stable at all times, Pingdom can help. The iPhone app is for free but you may have to pay for a premium plan to get the right information through Pingdom for iPhone.


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