Pros and Cons of Cloud Web Hosting and What it Means for Your Website Downtime

As the popularity of the “cloud” increases, more and more entrepreneurs and businesses are turning to cloud based hosting solutions for their website hosting needs. With increased popularity comes increased awareness of the pros and cons of this particular type of hosting service. Before you can decide whether or not cloud based web hosting is right for you and how it will (or will not) affect your site’s downtime, you need to become familiar with exactly what this type of hosting is, what it offers, and what the benefits and drawbacks can be in the cloud.


How Website Monitoring Services Protect Your Site from Embedded Web Script Errors

If you talk to the average person who has a bit of knowledge about website monitoring services and ask them what website monitoring entails, they will tell you that these services check to see if your website is down and let you know when an outage of your website occurs. While on the surface that is an accurate description, quality website monitoring service goes beyond that simple explanation. The Internet is ever-evolving, as are the technologies used by the websites that inhabit it.


How Website Monitoring Service Can Tell You If Your Hosting Plan is Working Out for You

When you signed up for your current hosting plan, you were probably promised or even guaranteed a certain amount of uptime, such as 99 percent or 99.9 percent, giving you the confidence that your website would almost always be up and available whenever your customers wanted access to it. There are some things that you need to take into consideration, however, before you can put much stock into that uptime percentage you were promised.


How Website Monitoring Improves Your Website Uptime

In the world of the Web, uptime percentages and stats are becoming more and more important. Websites that face unusually high amounts of downtime or perform poorly are the sites that are destined to fail. The cut-throat environment of the Internet means that online companies are now doing everything they can to improve their uptime stats, and that includes employing quality website monitoring services. Why is website monitoring so important and how can it help your website’s uptime? Here are some things you need to keep in mind…


5 Rules for Successful Server Hosting and Server Uptime

If you are a hosting provider or someone who operates and manages a shared hosting server, chances are that you either already have server monitoring services in place or that you are considering the utilization of a server monitoring service provider in the near future. Whether you already have server monitoring in place or you are considering putting such a safeguard into place in the near future, there are some rules you will want to keep in mind to ensure that your server monitoring efforts are successful and do not do more harm than good to your uptime percentages.


7 Secrets of Successful eCommerce Businesses

When it comes to successful ecommerce businesses, there are 7 things they all have in common, and they all relate to website downtime. This is because all successful ecommerce businesses realize just how detrimental downtime can be to their online endeavors and to their bottom line. If you want to be among the percentage of online ecommerce sites that do succeed, you need to familiarize yourself with these secrets and take the steps needed to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before you and achieved greatness.


Intro to the Cloud 101: Understanding What the Cloud Actually Is

As we spend the month of April “in the cloud” we feel it is important to help our readers understand the basics of what the cloud really is. The average person grasps the concept of the cloud, but doesn’t really understand the technology behind it. If you want to know how you can put the cloud to work for your business, you need to know the fundamentals about this popular technology and how it can work for you.


A Month in the Cloud: Time to Assess the Cloud, Could Web Hosting, and What It All Means to You

One of the latest buzzwords in the ecommerce world is the “cloud”. From cloud computing to cloud hosting, the word “cloud” seems to be everywhere. Unfortunately, not many people seem to truly understand the nature of the “cloud” or what it really is. In fact, when a study was conducted to see exactly how many people really understood the nature of the word, only 19 percent of those over the age of 30 truly grasped what the cloud really was. Even fewer understood how it related to their website hosting needs.


How Is the Cloud Fairing in the World of Downtime?

Here at Alertra we talk quite a bit about server and website uptime and how crucial it is to minimize downtime. As the cloud becomes a more integral part of the Internet, however, one must begin to question how well cloud companies are standing up to downtime issues. Surprisingly, the newer technology of the cloud seems to be outperforming long-standing technology such as traditional website hosting, which has had years to perfect its services. Of course, not all cloud vendors are created equal and that was proven in 2014.


What Will You Say To Your Customers When Your Website Goes Down?

At Alertra we often discuss the importance of transparency. When your website goes down, it goes without saying that you need to communicate with your customer base informing them of the issue. However, not all customer notifications are created equal. What you say when you inform your customers of downtime can mean the difference between customer understanding and retained loyalty or increased frustration and future revenue lost.