What surveys reveal?
A recent survey was executed wherein about 1640 well-known e-commerce websites were monitored from more than 100 checkpoints. The frequency at which these websites were monitored was fixed at five minutes interval. It was observed that on an average the website had an uptime of 99.72%. This clearly indicates that on an average, all websites experience a downtime of two hours and eight minutes. Out of the 1640 websites that were monitored, nearly 542 recorded an average uptime of somewhere around 53.6% to 99.89%. However, in order to run your online business successfully, your website should have at least 99.00% of uptime. After all, if your online business is inaccessible to your prospective clients then they’ll look for other websites for purchasing the desired. Now, with an increasing number of customers making a move from your website, it is quite likely on your part to experience a loss in revenue and reputation.
Why Use Website Uptime monitors?
With the help of website uptime monitoring you will be able to check whether your website is up as well as operational or not. Some of the benefits of choosing these monitoring tools are as follows:
- With the help of these uptime monitors you can keep updated information about your company.
- You’ll be able to receive reports of the website downtime and uptime
- You will be able to get notification about the technical flaws no sooner than your website experiences any downtime. As a result, you can resolve them at the earliest before your customers and client come to know about the same.
- They also make sure that the staff is also alerted about the outages so that the authorized personnel can take up the needed responsibility and get them fixed.
What factors affect the uptime performance of your web host?
When we talk about “an effective website”, it means that the website in addition to having a functional design should also have a great loading speed and 24X7 accessibility. You need to choose a reliable web host which records an excellent uptime. But then, there are some factors that can affect the uptime. These are as follows:
- Hardware: Usually, the greater server machines are there for hosting websites, the more loading speed you can expect. And with greater loading speed, you can expect consistent uptime. There’s also less possibility of downtime once you have replaced the existing hardware with the new ones. In other words, improved quality hardware would imply additional storage data space as well as high quality performance for processing user websites.
- Updated software versions make sure that you can avail more secured service with greater uptime.
- A website host provider should update its compatibility with the advanced scripts as well as languages like PHP, CGI/Perl and MySQL. This will help you with greater uptime.