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?

06/28/2016

The Worst Website Outages of All Time

It has become common knowledge that website downtime equates to disaster, but that doesn’t stop it from happening. Businesses from the small start-ups to the large Fortune 500’s have experienced website downtime in one form or another over the past years. Unfortunately, website downtime doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Here are some of the worst website outages of all time, showing you how they affected both businesses and consumers alike.

06/19/2016

Do You Need to Worry About DoS/DDos Attacks Taking Your Site Offline?

At one point or another we have all encountered the phrase “DDoS attack.” Usually it’s associated with a high-profile site being brought down by an individual or organization that is intent on bringing the site down. When you think about a DDoS attack, chances are you think that it’s something that other websites are at risk of and not something you yourself have to worry about. The facts couldn’t be further from the truth.

05/20/2016

Choosing a Web Host - Make Reliability Top Priority!

When it comes to choosing a web host, there is literally an endless variety to choose from. Oftentimes businesses will make the mistake of searching for the right provider based on the pricing and features they offer. Reliability, however, should be your top concern when deciding which hosting provider is the best choice for your business’s needs. Everything else should come second to reliability. Downtime percentages can vary significantly from one hosting provider to the next, and the guarantees that are offered by these companies don’t offer you much protection in the long run.

05/20/2016

Top Problems Solved by Website Monitoring

Running an online business can come with more than its fair share of headaches. That is why investing in the right tools to help you minimize those headaches is crucial to the overall success of your business. Fortunately, website monitoring is one of the few tools that can solve a number of problems while actually paying for itself (and then some) over time. If you think website monitoring is simply a way to know when your website is down, you are merely looking at the tip of the iceberg. Here is a list of some of the biggest problems solved by quality website monitoring services.

05/09/2016

Downtime in the Cloud: How to Protect Your Business

Cloud providers are pretty aggressive when it comes to their SLA’s (Service Level Agreements) and promises of scalability and, more importantly, stability. When such promises are given, it is easy for online businesses to fall into a false sense of security. You assume that with such promises in place you shouldn’t have any problems with service availability. The reality of the matter, however, is that downtime plagues even those in the cloud. Here are a few things to keep in mind and ways to protect your online business from downtime in the cloud.

04/18/2016

When Your Web Host Fails: Steps You Can Take to Recover Losses and Eliminate Future Downtime

Nothing can hit a website quite as hard as a bout of website downtime. Website downtime can lead to customer frustration, damage to your brand’s reputation, and significant profit loss. It can even wreak havoc on your website’s rankings in the search engines if left unchecked. If your web hosting provider is the cause of your website’s downtime, there are steps you can take to recover losses and eliminate unnecessary downtime in the future.

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