07/24/2015

Understanding and Managing Server Downtime

Server downtime is something that is dreaded among website owners. If you don’t own the server your site is hosted on, you have no control over the duration of the outage when the server goes down. If you do own the server, then you’re the one responsible for getting it back up and running. Either way, server downtime equates to a nightmare in terms of website downtime. Here are some things you need to keep in mind whether you own your website’s server or not.

07/17/2015

How Did Amazon Fair On Prime Day?

Here at Alertra we often discuss the fact that if your business is going to hold a major sale, your website better be ready to handle the traffic. Amazon’s recent Prime Day, which was held earlier this week, is a perfect example of how your site can frustrate customers, even if it doesn’t go down for the count in the middle of the sale.

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?

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