Very Helpful Tool for Monitoring and Improving Website Performance
Updated December 09, 2020

Very Helpful Tool for Monitoring and Improving Website Performance

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Pingdom

Pingdom is a helpful tool that allows us to monitor websites we develop and run a variety of tests, identify trends, to ensure optimal performance. We especially love the page speed analysis tool which is helpful to benchmark our clients' websites' with performance grades and identity ways to improve page speed and overall performance.
  • Page speed monitoring and performance grading
  • Identifying performance issues and bottlenecks
  • Providing insights into how to improve website performance
  • Website uptime monitoring and alerts
  • The feature set is not as rich as it could be
  • While a great tool, its a bit pricey for what you get
  • Reports should be more customizable
  • Pingdom has helped us improve our website page speed optimization practices immensely.
  • Pingdom has allowed us to benchmark the speed of our websites and provide clients with reports.
  • Pingdom has given us the insights needed to make performance-based tweaks to improve our websites.
Pingdom provides better isights than Google PageSpeed Insights and is more affordable for the unlimited websites than GTmetrix. Featurw wise, Pingdom is very similar to GTmetrix, but I personally believe that the interface and user experience is significantly better than GTmetrix. Google provides some helpful insights for free, but not near the level of insights that Pingdom does.
We have very rarely needed to contact support and the product is well-documented. There are a number of helpful articles and FAQs that will solve your issues right away. Support is timely and reasonable. The product has been easy to use and has required very little in the way of support.
If you are looking to take your page speed optimization to the next level, Pingdom is a great tool. It is very valuable at helping to identify issues, benchmark your pefromance and check to see the results of your optimization efforts. If you aren't using other uptime alert and server monitoring tools, those features will be very beneficial.

SolarWinds Pingdom Feature Ratings


  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
The feature set was definitely the most important factor in making our decision. We wanted a tool that providing uptime monitoring, as well as could provide us with insights into page speed and website performance, all within one convenient platform. Price was a secondary factor, but features and usability were definitely the most critical factors in our selection of Pingdom.

Using SolarWinds Pingdom

Pingdom is easy to use, very intuitive and has a very short learning curve. From the onset, we've been able to jump in and leverage the tool to accomplish our goals for page speed performance and discover the insights we need to make improvements. Its a well-designed tool and makes for a good user experience.