07/10/2015

Use Website Monitoring Services to Keep Your Hosting Provider in Check

Does your web hosting provider claim to include a 99.9 percent uptime guarantee with your hosting package? If so, are they holding up to that promise, or are they providing sub-standard service? Furthermore, how do you really know the answer to these questions? If you want to know if your hosting provider’s uptime promise is being kept, you need to know exactly how much downtime your site is experiencing and the reason for any downtime that occurs. The only real way to accomplish these tasks is with a quality website monitoring service.

07/10/2015

3 of the Biggest Reasons You Need to Utilize a Website Monitoring Service

When it comes to the profitability of your online business, website downtime can your biggest enemy. If your site isn’t available for your customers, then your business can’t generate a profit. For every minute that your website is down, profits are being lost. Fortunately, there is a way to minimize the downtime that your website experiences. With the help of a quality website monitoring service in place, the profits you might lose from downtime are protected.

07/10/2015

Understanding the Need for External Website Monitoring Services

When your site goes down, you need to know about it the moment it happens. Better yet, you probably want to be alerted that your website’s performance and stability are having issues before a complete outage of the website occurs. The only possible way to catch website downtime before it happens is to partner with a quality website monitoring service.

07/10/2015

3 Surefire Ways to Minimize the Effects of Website Downtime

When it comes to running a successful online business, you likely know that website downtime can be one of your worst and most-feared enemies. When your site goes down it means that profits are lost and you run the risk of losing loyal customers and tarnishing your business’s reputation. These are things that no online enterprise wants to risk, so it goes without saying that minimizing dreaded website downtime should become one of your first priorities. Fortunately, maximizing your site’s uptime isn’t as difficult as it may seem.

07/07/2015

3 Surefire Ways to Minimize the Effects of Website Downtime

When it comes to running a successful online business, you likely know that website downtime can be one of your worst and most-feared enemies. When your site goes down it means that profits are lost and you run the risk of losing loyal customers and tarnishing your business’s reputation. These are things that no online enterprise wants to risk, so it goes without saying that minimizing dreaded website downtime should become one of your first priorities. Fortunately, maximizing your site’s uptime isn’t as difficult as it may seem.

06/30/2015

Some Still Aren’t Protected from DDoS Attacks: Downtime Inevitable

Here at Alertra we often discuss the importance of protecting your website against DDoS attacks – the type of attacks that flood your site with traffic to the point the servers go down for the count. Website monitoring service is a very important tool in your arsenal to fight website downtime caused by DDoS antics. Unfortunately, many websites are still unprotected against DDoS attacks, foregoing website monitoring service, as is evidenced by the recent outages experienced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

06/16/2015

The Dreams Bed Store Case Study: Proof that Even Brick and Mortar Stores Need To Take Website Uptime Seriously

When it comes to website downtime, it seems that businesses that operate primarily online are the ones who put the most effort into minimizing website downtime. Brick and mortar retailers don’t always take website downtime as seriously as the online stores do. The Dreams bed and mattress store, however, is a perfect example of how website downtime can be just as detrimental to a brick and mortar store as it is to ecommerce retailers.

06/08/2015

Southwest Airlines’ Website Downtime: What They Did Wrong and What They Did Right

Oftentimes a sale can bring a website crashing down, especially if the deals being offered are as tempting as the $49 airfare sale that was being offered by Southwest Airlines over the past few days. As Southwest Airlines found out, a huge surge in traffic during such a sale can bring a website crashing down. Not only does this type of website downtime mean lost profits, it means frustrated customers who aren’t able to get in on the deal while it is being offered. In looking at this particular instance of website downtime, there are two things we must ask. What did Southwest do wrong?

05/29/2015

Great Examples of Social Media Use for Website Downtime Communications

Here at Alertra we have frequently discussed the need to keep your website visitors and customers informed of downtime when it happens and, if possible, before it happens. While most companies in today’s day and age realize how detrimental downtime is to a business’s profits and, as such, work hard to get a site back up and running properly when it does go down, the willingness of businesses to inform their customers of downtime still seems to be somewhat lacking.

05/21/2015

First National Bank Takes a Server Downtime Hit and Consumers Are None Too Happy

In a day and age when consumers do almost everything online, including banking, it can create a bit of havoc when a bank’s online services go down. Especially when that bank is as large as First National Bank (FNB). Early in the morning on Monday the 18th, FNB’s website was down for the count, as was its mobile app and the ability to use FNB credit cards. However, this bout of downtime caused more than the typical inconvenience that website downtime usually results in. Consumers didn’t simply have to wait to place an order, as they would if it were an ecommerce site in question.

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