Posts tagged with Uptime

GoDaddy's outage shows the importance of DNS

It's a company's worst nightmare: the website is down, and there's nothing that can be done about it fast enough.

Thousands upon thousands of business owners were put in that position the other day as GoDaddy, one of the world's largest domain registrars, experienced a DNS outage that left countless domains utilizing its DNS servers unresolvable.

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Three affordable things you can do to improve website uptime

If you run an online business, or your business relies heavily on its online presence, chances are there's nothing that will ruin your day more quickly than a report that your website is down.

For many companies, a website that's inaccessible means missed opportunity, and lost revenue. So it's no surprise that companies large and small spend a lot of time worrying about how to maximize their website uptime.

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Another reason to avoid URL shorteners: they're slow

It is said that necessity is the mother of all invention, and that's certainly true of URL shortening services. The rise of the status update means that there's no room for an extraneous character, and that has in turn led to the rise of URL shortening services that make sure the links shared in status updates don't take up any more room than needed.

As these services have grown in popularity, it's not uncommon to see shortened URLs used in places where there's really no need for them, from blog comments to emails.

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The importance of uptime in e-commerce: survey

Though I can think of one or two recent examples of online retailers being unable to cope with 'unprecedented' traffic, the UK's e-commerce sites have a higher average availability rate than those of some European rivals. 

The AT Internet study found that 99.57% of its tests of UK sites were trouble-free for availability, though it did find that UK etailers fared less well with page load and site response times... 

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