Facebook suffers global outage

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Websitepulse in Monitoring, Industry News, Tech

Facebook error message

facebook.com went down for aboutt 15 minutes between 4:00 and 4:15 AM EST. Users trying to connect to the site were seeing an error message "Sorry, something went wrong".  The issue has been confirmed by multiple locations around the world and as far as we can tell all Facebook users were affected.

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Websitepulse 2014 Tax Performance & Uptime Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Monitoring

2014 tax return websites downtime and response time

Tax return season is over and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that millions of dollars in fraud were filed this year.

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April Fools' Day: How Website Monitoring Really Works

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by Boyana Peeva in Monitoring

How website monitoring really works. April Fool's Day

If you have ever wondered what we do behind the scenes while watching after your online business, you can now find out how the monitoring process really works:

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Why You Need Database Monitoring

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Robert Close in Monitoring

After your web servers, the database servers are probably the second most important part of your system and that is why it is critical that you monitor them in order to minimize their downtime. We have two database specific levels of monitoring that can help you with keep your servers up and running as close to 100% of the time as possible.

You can monitor both MySQL and MS SQL servers. We can even create custom solution for you if you have more specific database monitoring needs.

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What's CDN Monitoring for?

Posted on March 28th, 2014 by Robert Close in Monitoring

CDNMost businesses now have clients from every corner of the world. Back in the day, if you had an online store, you would just host it on a dedicated server in a specific data center and focus only on clients located geographically close to that data center. If you decide to use such an option today and you have customers and partners from all over the world, it is likely that some of them will have problems loading the specific resources fast enough compared to your competitors. Such high response times might cause you a lot of problems and even revenue loss.

Handling a huge traffic volume as well as minimizing and localizing downtimes to only certain parts of the world (CDN nodes) would make you consider using CDN instead of dedicated servers hosted in a single location. Hybrid networks also exist where people use both CDN and dedicated servers for different parts of the content. 

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