A worst case scenario is during the night while you are sleeping or while you away on vacation, your web server crashes. All surfers see is some “cryptic” message that the server is unreachable or unavailable. Off they go elsewhere, maybe never to return again. In the case of commercial websites, this can be catastrophic. What to do?   There is a solution: server monitoring. There are third party services that will monitor your website to ensure it is available. But, the better and preferred solution is to have your web host setup server monitoring. If the web server is detected as “crashed”, the monitorRead More →

If you haven’t already, it is highly recommended that you check how fast your website loads and performs. The WebPageTest is the site to do just that. To quote their website:   Run a free website speed test from multiple locations around the globe using real browsers (IE and Chrome) and at real consumer connection speeds. You can run simple tests or perform advanced testing including multi-step transactions, video capture, content blocking and much more. Your results will provide rich diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, Page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.   Just enter the URL to your website, select whichRead More →