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Jul 6, 2020   |  By Richard Bashara
Uptime.com has been ranked #1 in Customer Support, and has been voted Most Likely to Recommend by the G2 Crowd Community. These terrific achievements cap off a year of activity and updates that have helped Uptime.com remain a market leader in IT alerting and web monitoring solutions. With top scores in IT Alerting and Web Monitoring, Uptime.com continues to grow alongside our userbase to create the most powerful and accessible web monitoring platform.
Jun 19, 2020   |  By Richard Bashara
Scaling sort of sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? One day, you’re carefree, the next you start to notice something is off… Maybe it’s the crashing, or the frequent dips in performance. Could it be the new hire? It’s not DNS. Is it DNS? Scaling is a natural part of the business process, and your infrastructure will start to change completely as your userbase doubles and triples.
Jun 3, 2020   |  By Richard Bashara
It’s 3 AM and you are roused out of sleep by the dull buzzing of your phone in the other room. Some sort of emergency, you conclude as you fumble with the lockscreen. There it is: an alert that the API governing user registration is acting up. When we think about the lag between time of incident and time to respond, it’s not just about how long the system went down. How long it physically takes us to respond to the problem also contributes to lost downtime.
May 28, 2020   |  By John Arundel
Can you be incompetent and still stay in business? Not as far as your web infrastructure is concerned. All the studies show that when a website is unavailable, or even just slow to load, customers go elsewhere—and often they don’t come back. After all, if you can’t keep a website up and running, why should people trust you to deliver any other product or service? So it’s worth asking: how reliable is your website relative to the top brands in your industry?
May 19, 2020   |  By Richard Bashara
We will always remember April 2020 as the month that a DDoS attack took the world’s most expensive bottle of whiskey offline. We barely knew ye. Dateline: April 2020, the world’s most expensive whiskey auction is taken offline by DDoS. But other notable outages taught us a lot about which threats dominate our landscape. Namely DDoS attacks, which are highlighting vulnerabilities organizations have with redundancy and threat mitigation.