July 2016

07/28/2016

The Internet Sensation: Pokémon Go and All of Its (Sometimes Infamous) Glory

About 20 years ago Pokémon was a raging phenomenon. Parents waited in line for hours hoping to get their hands on the coveted Pokémon cards, praying that this time their child would get the oh-so-rare Charizard or some other card that was missing from their beloved collection. The most advanced the game got in terms of technology were the little cartridges players would put into their Gameboys, some of those Gameboys even being “special edition” models created just for Pokémon players. Anything and everything having to do with Pikachu and his friends was bound to be a smashing success.

07/22/2016

How Much Downtime is Too Much?

It is an unfortunate fact that every single website in existence is vulnerable to website downtime. Because at least some downtime is inevitable, the question is not whether or not your site will go down, but rather how much downtime is too much? Is there a magic number that we should be aware of? Is there a line that, once your website has crossed it, you are suddenly in “too much downtime” territory? The fact of the matter is that there is no magic number to guide us.

07/13/2016

Your Site Just Went Viral – Avoiding a DDoS Crash

It is the hope and dream of every website owner that someday your site will go viral and amass you the fame and fortune you have worked so hard to achieve. Take a moment, however, to picture this… Your site does indeed go viral. You suddenly have more traffic than you ever anticipated. Yet while you should be reaping the rewarding profit of this phenomena, your site suddenly goes down and isn’t available to the people trying to access it. You’re losing sales, and face, by the second. What happened?

07/13/2016

5 Reasons to Choose Alertra for Website Monitoring

It has been said many times that in the world of website monitoring, not all services are created equal. There is no question that there is a plethora of services to choose from when it comes to finding a company to protect your website from unnecessary downtime. The problem is you don’t just want any company. You want the company that can provide you with the most advanced comprehensive protection from downtime. Why should you choose Alertra to do the job? In the past we have provided you with valuable advice regarding how to choose the perfect website monitoring service.