Anyone else subjected to Pingdom?

William Attwood wattwood at
Thu May 14 15:23:22 MDT 2009

I highly suggest you use for external monitoring from different
points around the nation and/or world.  For more intense monitoring setup
Nagios or Zenoss installed locally and on one or two external machines.

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Joseph Hall <joseph at> wrote:

> I'm just curious on something here. One of our partners uses
> to monitor their sites, which are hosted on our
> servers. They have it set to check response times once a minute. It
> seems to be decent at telling us when our sites go down, but its
> recovery time is horrible. For instance, today Apache wouldn't restart
> properly on a server, and was down for less than a minute. It had been
> restarted properly for a full three minutes before the alerts started,
> and they continued for a full 20 minutes. In the past several months,
> this seems to be the norm.
> I've been looking for reviews in Google of Pingdom, but I have yet to
> find anything other than reviews from Pingdom of other sites, and
> reviews from sites that read like they've been paid for a good review.
> Has anyone else been subjected to this service? Am I really the only
> person in the world that doesn't like them?
> --
> Joseph
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Warm regards,
William Attwood
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