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Got Monitoring? Pingdom Has It

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A Christmas gift from Sweden for webmasters and server administrators offers a free year of website monitoring, without strings attached.

Pingdom dropped us a note to remind us their year of free website monitoring offer will run through 6 am ET Saturday, December 23rd. The signup process will not ask for a credit card, nor will it require server-side configuration.

“This is our Christmas present to all the webmasters and server administrators out there,” says Sam Nurmi, CEO of Pingdom. “There is a lot of time for something to go wrong during a long weekend. You really don’t want your visitors and customers to be the first to notice that your company website is down.”

Many of our readers probably have something in place to handle automated monitoring chores. But if there isn’t one in place, Pingdom’s offer is worth a look.

Their service can monitor websites available to the public, or ones that are password-protected like customer login areas. Pingdom can also keep an eye on email or any other web service that may be running on a site.

The service connects to a site from multiple locations globally. A single point of failure could be a problem with a given route, like the type usually inflicted by the time-honored backhoe blade dropped through a cable method. Other routes could still be available when that happens, so a webmaster can verify that the problem in one place isn’t a showstopper for other visitors.

From press time, there are about nineteen hours left until Pingdom’s free offer expires. That would leave the service available for the normal $9.95 per month fee for interested customers.

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.

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