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Dec 23, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
One thing we’ve always known: there’s no such thing as 100% uptime for any website. Too many variables are at play to keep a site from staying up all the time. From traffic surges to hardware failures and everything in between, keeping sites up and running is a full-time job for SREs and IT pros. Here at Uptime.com, we track major downtime all year long to provide websites of all sizes with lessons in how to catch downtime and resolve incidents quickly.
Dec 13, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
Tis’ the season for website downtime. No matter how great your web infrastructure is, many ecommerce sites experience downtime on Black Friday. You’re not alone. New research by Google Cloud says that one out of ten retail executives reported downtime on Black Friday 2018, and four out of ten reported outages during one of the past three years.
Nov 29, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
Real User Monitoring, or RUM, is about measuring the user experience. Not what the user is doing, but what is happening to the user. How is your server performing when the user is making a request? This hidden metric is part of the user’s overall motivation. After all, we all know the frustration of a slow moving website.
Nov 27, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
This past month was haunted with social media outages, finance, and tech services. DDoS attacks affected entire countries and broadband services in Africa. We’re continuing to see a pattern of outages from social media services with multiple applications. When one of these apps goes down, at least one of the others usually goes as well. The worst of these outages occurred in March, when Facebook’s entire suite of apps went down.
Nov 19, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
A signup form has a ton of moving parts we often take for granted. There’s the form itself, and the database attached to that form that stores user data. Other databases may need to sync with the form, such as marketing drip emails or coupons. There’s often a thank you page with analytics attached to track goals, that may be gated behind an account. Any of these parts could break and our form might appear to function fine at first glance.