Is WHOIS going to die in May 2018?

Posted on August 28th, 2017 by Damien Jordan in Industry News

WHOIS test result

Is the end of WHOIS near?

May 25, 2018 marks the day when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially go into full effect. The consequences and impact this new privacy regulation will have on the way companies, businesses and industries handle personal data in the EU is quite pronounced. This also includes the domain industry.


Facebook will rank faster loading pages higher in News Feeds

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Robert Close in Industry News

Facebook News Feed

New Facebook rules for slow responding websites. WebSitePulse can help your site rate better on the social media platform.

Facebook announced new rules for their news feed and fast loading web pages will be ranked better in the news feed section. The implemented changes to the news feed algorithm will penalize slow-loading web pages and will most likely cause more and more publishers to start using the Facebook’s Instant Article platform which hosts content directly on the social network. With this smart move Facebook will surely increase the volume of content hosted with them which might indicate a future plan of entering some new markets.

When a site is loading fast it will appear at the top of the news feed. If your content is hosted on the Instant Article platform you will not be penalized but if you want to keep your content on a different network you can make sure that the response times and the uptime is always great using WebSitePulse's monitoring services.

We have more than 40 monitoring locations around the world so you can check your content from 6 out of the seven continents. Response times are impacted by a lot of variables:


5 possible Takeover scenarios

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 by Damien Jordan in Monitoring

WebSitePulse Takeover Service

It is always good to know that someone is going to take care of your website when it goes down. We as a website and server monitoring service offer such a feature and it is called Takeover.
Our "Takeover" service lets you leave detailed instructions that we will follow in case of a detected downtime. If you want to know more about how to enable and configure the takeover feature, you may want to check out this article - Handling Downtime and Outages.
To get a better idea of what instructions you can leave, here are 5 possible takeover scenarios that a lot of our customers have configured.


FinancesOnline gives WebSitePulse two of their top awards

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Websitepulse in Industry News, WebSitePulse News

WebSitePulse awards

Brace up for some awesome news: Your favorite remote monitoring system has just won two prestigious productivity awards! The reputed B2B software review platform considered WebSitePulse as the next premium quality addition to their IT management category, and distinguished its performance with even two of their best known awards.


Instagram is down

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Damien Jordan in Monitoring, Performance Reports

Instagram is down

If you were not able to log in your Instagram account recently or you were not able to view or like any of the photos of the people you follow - you are not alone. Instagram experienced major server issues, which started at around 1:30PM ET. We detected the problem in the first minutes of the occurrence. The site was intermittently returning 503 - Internal Server Error, 5xx errors or it was timing out after 30 seconds.