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The Top 5 Root Causes Of Website Downtime

We receive a lot of questions regarding the causes of the website being offline, particularly when it occurs frequently. The reason is that downtime could be caused by a myriad of factors based on the size and setup of your site.

Here are a few possible reasons your site could be down:

Here are a few reasons there could be an outage

* Network device faults

* Device configuration updates/developments

* Human error on the backend

* Network congestion

* Power outages

* Hardware failure of the server

* Security threats and attacks

* Software patches fail.

Server problems

We have found among the main reasons for website outages is a problem with the customer’s server. Problems with servers are frequent and are often under the radar until they lead to the well-known downtime. However, with our monitoring tool for servers you can create alarms instances when your server has exceeded its limits for RAM, disk, and CPU use, so that you can prevent this from happening.

Traffic is soaring

We’ve observed that a lot of people aren’t aware that an increase in visitors to their site could also result in delays, whether it’s downtime for a single page , such as the payment page, or complete downtime encompassing the entire site.

The most well-known example of this is Black Friday; many more websites go down during this time more than at any other time of the year due to the additional volume of visitors visiting their sites which put too much pressure on them.

Network issues

This is among the main reasons for downtime that can make even the biggest websites to crash.

The estimate is that companies are able to lose 60 million hours per year due to downtime on websites due to network outages. According BMC Blogs 92% of businesses they surveyed that experienced downtime reported financial losses resulting from outages.

Releases, updates , or general modifications to your website

If you make major changes to your site or perhaps you upgrade the WordPress version you’re using as an example, this could quickly cause website to go down. Simple things like the removal of plugins or third-party integrations that you use can result in significant effects that could result in complete or partial downtime. The solution is to make sure you have backups of your site prior to any updates, and to research how modifications could negatively impact your site prior to.

Third app developers

Most websites are using third-party applications for various things on their site. From payment apps to cloud-based apps There’s always something else that’s running in the background that could cause slowdowns to websites.

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