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Monitoring Video Tips: PING Test

Posted on March 1st, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tools

Whether you want to check that your website is reachable or just need to make sure that your server or router is online, the fastest way to do so is to run a simple PING test. With our Free Tools you can run this test any time you need it. You also have the option of saving or e-mailing the results so that you review them later. You can see how this simple test works in the video or run the check directly from the tools below.


DNS Tools

Posted on February 28th, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tools

Web ToolsSometimes the little things can get your online business in trouble. Each time someone comes to your website they go through a Domain Name Server, part of the Domain Name System. The Domain Name System makes it possible to assign domain names to groups of Internet resources and users in a meaningful way, independent of each entity's physical location. Internet domain names are easier to remember than raw IPv4 and especially IPv6 addresses.

We provide several free DNS Tools to help out with some important questions:


From AC to DC

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tech

“Sometimes you need to look back to see ahead”. I never thought this saying will go well with data centers. It seems the new big thing with data centers is the transition from AC to DC architecture. DC took the back seat over a century ago and gave way to AC. So why should we revert to DC? We live in an AC world and things seem okay. Why the change?


Iceland Data Centers – Location, Location, Location

Posted on February 14th, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tech

IcelandOver the last few years the northern countries have been busy promoting ideal conditions for construction of data centers. Most of them pitch the idea of green data centers, powered by renewable energy sources, free cooling, ideal location and all that jazz.

There is a great site called Data Center Map. They provide detailed information on major data server locations. After only a couple of minutes on the site you will begin to see patterns. Data centers are usually built on international fiber optic crossroads, places with better economy conditions, close to power plants and any place where location can provide advantage in one way or another.


How WoW Manage Their Downtime

Posted on February 9th, 2012 by Victoria Pal in Tech

World of WarcraftWorld Of Warcraft (WoW) servers, like other servers, go down from time to time. The great thing about WoW downtime is that it is, most of the time, predictable. Server downtime occurs when the Warcraft servers are inoperable or inaccessible to users. Downtime can occur when Realm servers are temporarily unavailable for maintenance or when an unexpected error appears within the Authentication servers.

Unscheduled downtime at Blizzard rarely lasts more than a couple of hours. This is possible mostly due to their scheduled downtime. Wait, what? Yes, they spend a lot of time maintaining the servers you login to, well, let’s be honest – every day!