Pingdom

Who Uses Pingdom?

Website and performance monitoring made easy. Pingdom delivers features for anyone with an online presence, whether youre interested in uptime, performance monitoring or both.

What Is Pingdom?

All-in-one solution that makes it easy for your to monitor your website.

Pingdom Details

SolarWinds

https://www.pingdom.com/

Founded 2007

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Pingdom pricing overview

Pingdom has a free version and offers a free trial. Pingdom paid version starts at US$14,95/month.


Starting Price

US$14,95/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Pingdom deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Pingdom Features

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Availability Testing
  • Event Logs
  • FTP Monitoring
  • Mail Server Monitoring
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Uptime Reporting

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Pingdom Reviews

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Overall rating

4,5/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4,5
Customer Service 4,1
Features 4,4
Value for Money 4

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Jonathan P.
Owner / Graphic Designer
Graphic Design
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/05/28

"Great service for monitoring site speed and downtime"

Pros: We love the fact that we can set up instant email alerts if any of our sites experience downtime. The site speed function is quite useful too when it comes to optimising sites and their load time.

Cons: It's not the cheapest service which could put some people off, but it really is worth the money in our view.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/05/28
Verified Reviewer
Manager, Technology Infrastructure and Compliance
Hospitality, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/04

"Amazing product, great ROI"

Comments: Simply an amazing product, that lets you stay on top of network outages and assess them in a timely manner. Very affordable, when it comes to cost, comparing to some other options out there. I highly recommend this product.

Pros: I most likely won't even be able to describe how much I like Pingdom. I've used it for many years. Started with a free version and expanded to paid subscriptions. It's always great to know what's going on with your network, when you're not around. Setting up monitoring alerts for specific services allows to decrease downtime and be on top of outages (means, you're a superhero). I've had situations so many time, when you come in in the morning, and a website has been down for several hours. With Pingdom, that's no longer a case. You get notified immediately!

Cons: Can't think of anything. It's so simple and intuitive, even a caveman can do it. Love the mobile app option

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/04
Chris V.
President
Design
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    3/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2018/04/11

"One of the originals, but no longer the best"

Pros: Pingdom is one of the original services (at least that I can remember) for ping uptime testing. Its uptime alerting is reliable and stable.

Cons: Unfortunately the price point just isn't competitive anymore, relative to the features they provide. They only offer 1 minute check intervals (I use a competitor that gets down to 30 second intervals), threshold alerting is only available on higher tier plans, and you can't pay per-check so the moment you cross 10 your plan price nearly triples.

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  • Reviewed on 2018/04/11
N. a. L.
Contributing Writer
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/12

"Easy to use and great for keeping track of website crashes"

Pros: I have used this program for years, going back to when I was employed by a web design and hosting company. It's a relatively simple app, to the point that just about anyone can use it. I have used it to gain analytics on website traffic as well as determine the reasons for crashes or point developers and engineers in the right direction.

Cons: I find it difficult to actually find any cons with this product as it does exactly what it says on the tin. The only disadvantage is that the discounted prices only come when you pay upfront rather than monthly.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: GetApp
  • Reviewed on 2018/12/12
Nigel masimba R.
WordPress Developer
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/15

"An All-In-One Website Performance Suite"

Comments: I started out using the free Pingdom website speed test tool before signing up to use the full kit of Pingdom tools. I use Pingdom to monitor website performance and uptime.

Pros: It works with my favorite content management system.
Easy to set up compared to some web performance tracking tools.
There is a WordPress plugin to add the Pingdom code snippet which may be useful for less technical users.

Cons: If you are using other tools similar to Pingdom you may need to choose between them and Pingdom to avoid having too many code snippets installed which could reduce website performance.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2020/06/15