Pingdom is a powerful web server monitor used to track a website’s functionality as well as its availability.Pingdom also monitors the real user’s monitoring. This means that the application detects the availability of the website whenever someone is using it. The primary objective of Pingdom is to achieve an optimal user experience.Therefore, as the website owner, if you find that your website is constantly unavailable, you can take the necessary steps to make sure that your website is fully functional to its users.
Pingdom monitors a website’s performance, domain name system (DNS) and an email server.Pingdom provides various features which include;
- Uptime monitoring
- Root cause analysis
- Page speed monitoring
- Real time user monitoring
- Synthetic performance monitoring
- Application performance index
We;’re going to look at these features separately and expound on the numerous benefits of acquiring Pingdom so that you can achieve 1005 of your website functionality.
Uptime is defined as the amount of time that your website is available.Pingdom is designed to give you the correct and accurate uptime of your websites availability of your website each minute. In the event that your website is unavailable, Pingdom immediately sends an alert via email or sms informing you of your websites unavailability.
To sign up for an uptime update is simple.First of all,pingdom requires you to sign up the name of the check.Secondly,you will set the interval of receiving the updates.For example,you can opt to receive the alerts after every 5 or 10 minutes.The last step is to input the URL of the website which you intend to monitor.After all the three simple steps,you can be assured that you will be receiving the alerts at the appointed time.
Root Cause Analysis
Currently, there are many website monitoring tools.However, most of them haven’t been able to distinguish themselves due to similarities of features.Pingdom has been carefully crafted to analysis the primary cause of your website downtime and notifies you during the scheduled alerts. When you get the root cause of the problem, you take action and resolve it immediately which ensures end user satisfaction.back to menu ↑
Page Speed Monitoring
Pingdom analyses the load time a page on your website takes to load.Pingdom has an intuitive dashboard which focus on specific metrics such as a page load time.The dashboard has an arrow which is green when the page is load is okay but red when the page load is low. I liked this a lot because Pingdom was able to notify me whenever my page load was low and I had to work that very fast.back to menu ↑
Real Time User Monitoring
Real time user monitoring is a special feature on Pingdom used to measure the satisfaction of all end users who visit the website.Pingdom measures the satisfaction of the users depending on the page load time.Apparently,it is likely that a user will be more satisfied with a website when the page load time is fast.Pingdom has a colour scheme to depict the satisfaction levels of users. These levels are; satisfied, tolerating or satisfied.Therefore, based on the colour scheme you receive as the website owner, you will know the kind of adjustments to undertake in order for your clients to be fully satisfied with your website.back to menu ↑
Synthetic Performance Monitoring
Occasionally, you may receive complaints from end users that the sign up button or process is not working. Also, the login button may not be working and this may hinder and turn away other customers. As a website owner, you may not be aware of this because you assume that your website is working normally.However,Pingdom has adopted an effective technology to conduct whether the sign up process and log in page are working as intended and if not, alert you! This helps you achieve optimality since you promptly solve any issues affecting your website.back to menu ↑
Application Performance Index
Pingdom uses API to measure the end user satisfaction. The colour scheme is used to rank various customers whether they are satisfied, tolerating or completely frustrated. If the most API you receive is full of frustrated end users, it means that your website is not performing as expected and you urgently need to do something.