April 2019


Facebook’s 14-Hour Outage and Why It Wasn’t Handled Properly

Anyone who uses Facebook, WhatsApp, or Instagram knows that Facebook suffered a major Internet outage this March and many are frustrated with the way said outage was handled. What happened? How could Facebook and its affected apps go down for such a long period of time? What should have been done differently? March’s Facebook fiasco is a perfect example of how you should never handle website downtime or a so-called server configuration change.


Some Things to Consider about Website Downtime in 2019

This year an increasing number of websites will be aiming to achieve a goal of 99.9 percent uptime or more, ensuring that their visitors always have access to their sites. However, while businesses are gaining a better understanding of downtime and web hosting providers are working to minimize downtime on their end, it is important to understand that in 2019, downtime is still a threat that can lead to damage to a company’s bottom line or even to the failure of a website venture altogether.


Why a Proactive Approach to Fighting Website Downtime Is the Right Approach

We often discuss the many reasons why downtime causes unwanted headaches for online businesses. Those who have been paying attention recognize that website downtime equates to increased customer frustration, decreased consumer confidence, and eventually a serious hit to a business’s bottom line. However, while most professionals do agree that downtime is the bane of all online businesses, many are still taking a reactive approach to fighting website downtime rather than taking a proactive approach.