How did I maintain a 99.74% uptime for my website from 2000 to 2014?
As the owner of this website, it's my duty to be progressive when exploring new technologies. At the same time, I need to make sure I don't become overwhelmed by the many options to manage my data, technology and time consumption. Very easy these days to get caught up with all the options that exist.
Website uptime has become the most critical aspect of any business, in 2013 appsconsultant.com received 1.27 Million hits from 151 countries.
My strategy since the first day i've launched my website in 2000 is to tool myself to improve my ability to have good uptime and this has helped me have a major positive impact on my efficiency and focus on understanding what is needed internally and externally to deliver his/her consulting project.
My solution was four fold:
1) I adopted Pingdom this is a service that tracks the uptime, downtime, and performance of websites. Based in Sweden, Pingdom monitors websites from multiple locations globally so that it can distinguish genuine downtime from routing and access problems.
Cost is affordable and worth it quite proud of the 99.74% uptime for the last 14 years.
Here is the pingdom output:
2) Maximize the use of your software: I use Pingdom apis,connectors and try to automate tasks to help correct errors when they occur, for example when the listener would go down on the database, when surges would occur from website visitors, an automated task would check at every minute if the listener is down and automatically restart the service.
3) Update Your Software: most websites use a combination of scripts, plug-ins, themes, social network updates. The internet evolves rapidly and so does software, so you want to make sure you are constantly updating any and all components that make up your website. This helps ensure your website remains both functional and secure.“The #1 reason websites are hacked is because they are running outdated website software. Optimize your site on a monthly basis.
4) Outsourcing for your website is not always the best deal, your website helps your business growth and will always be an important first impression to your customer. What message does it pass to your customer when your site goes down...
As we start 2014, the digital information will continue to weigh us down data know grows exponentially each year, but the tools and technologies to help you manage are also evolving at a rapid pace. Leveraging and using the right tools is critical to your success as an entrepreneur.
Feel free to share your experience,tips and thoughts on the topic!
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