It’s no secret that monitoring your site for downtime is crucial to the success of that site. This is evidenced by the fact that there is an almost endless selection of service providers to choose from. When a service is in...
Three Additional Ways to Maximize Your Website's Uptime
Here at Alertra we've discussed how every minute of downtime can equate to thousands of lost revenue dollars for monetized websites. If your site is monetized (as most sites are), you need to everything you can to ensure that your site stays up and running, achieving maximum possible uptime. We've given some tricks of the trade in the past to help you achieve increased uptime and performance. Here are three things you may have overlooked.
2. Keep Things Simple
3. Upgrade Your DNS Services
We all know that when your DNS goes down, your site goes down with it. Fortunately there are ways to prevent this from happening. Make sure you are using upgraded DNS services with "Anycast" technology. This technology features automatic failover. If a server on the network goes down, the DNS is automatically transferred to other servers on the network. This, in theory, will guarantee 100 percent DNS uptime. While these services tend to cost a bit more than DNS services offered by web hosts, it's definitely worth the investment even if it prevents just ten minutes of downtime.
Remember, a small investment of time and money can reap great rewards in the world of uptime. If every moment of downtime costs you money, it's crucial that you avoid that downtime any way possible. The above three tips are great ways to ensure that your site stays up and running and that downtime doesn't become an issue. If your site does go down, even with the above measures in place, Alertra will notify you the moment it happens.