Friday, October 22, 2010

What to know if you own a website?

It is very beneficial for the owner of a website to analyze web site statistics often as it helps to know how a visitor found the website on search engines and also help to verify and further the knowledge of their site content updated.

If you have developed one website, you might be thinking, “nothing to worry, my site works perfectly.” However, this is a bad idea. Web sites can face many problems like

Hosting problem – hosting is especially a problem if you are using shared web hosting services. Note that the majority of websites use to save on server costs together, it is the most common plan today. So if your hosting provider have too many customers to overload, your site will suffer. Software upgrades, power, riots, and servers modification also cause temporary problem for your earnings.

Browser compatibility
– your site could very well work on one browser, but completely inaccessible in another. It is important to consider this because they can have a big impact on your sales. If your page does not load in most browsers then you’ll be losing a vital part of your income.

Third Party Providers – E-commerce sites definitely need to work with third-party for the effective management of their websites. Shopping carts, autoresponders and CMS system are just some of the aspects that you may be at risk on. Remember that you are dependent on third-party are so sure that you use are services are reliable and have 100% uptime.

Security - Concerns ‘a lot of malicious attacks are being conducted against legitimate websites on a daily basis. How well are you protecting your customers? It is not enough to use security features such as encryption services. It is also important to protect your site against hacker attacks and malware. Website Monitoring features will alert you whenever something unusual is happening.
Because of all this, it’s really important to monitor your site to check everyday. It allows you to stop potential problems on the spot.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monitor your websites from downtime and hacking

More the number of visitors to a website more will be the number of times that domain name server will be accessed. So this made very easy for the hackers to divert the traffic or to spam. Hope you all could have heard that TCS and Twitter sites were hacked 3 months before. Why not even you tube site had gone down for almost 2 hours.

India’s leading IT solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) website was hacked by a French hacker. The hackers changed the domain name from to and put it up for sale. The hacker had also put up widget to display how many people were on the site at any given point.

It was much surprising, when world’s famous social networking website Twitter had its name server being hacked in 2009. Just think if companies like TCS and Twitter were not able to do much about domain name server hacking. Most domain name server tends to be very reliable. So reliable in fact, that it’s easy to forget just how critical it really is.

Online video fans were shocked, if the world has come to an end when the you tube site was down for almost 2 hours months back. Eastern time visitors had been greeted with an error message that simply read “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable” or a 500 Internal Server Error message.

The only way around is to monitor the name servers of a website every second. You may find lot of free website monitoring services available on the net, but the real task is to find the best one. 100Pulse can be the right choice to monitor the name servers, to avoid being in news for your website being hacked. It provides an easy way to monitor the name servers online between 5 minutes to 3 hr intervals. A DNS server outage alerts are provided via SMS, email, twitter instantly from

Continuous monitoring of name servers can avoid competitor’s effort to sabotage the reputation of a business. Especially for websites with large traffic every minute a website is offline can incur huge revenue loss.

Friday, October 8, 2010

How to reduce page load speed?

We all know Google included the website’s speed in their list of ranking factors in their SERP. In this we will discuss, what this means for web developers, SEO’s and what steps you can take to make your site faster. What Google considers is to have a value on the users who uses the search engine. A fast site makes for a more satisfactory experience, and linking to fast sites also makes users happier with Google.

Page Load is something you every webmaster should be concerned about.

Google offers tips on improving your load time:

* Use fewer redirects.
* Reduce the page size by using fewer, smaller, and more highly-compressed images.
* Do not use interstitial pages.
* Minimize the use of iframes on your landing page.
* Contact your webmaster or webhosting provider to discuss other ways of improving your website’s load time.

Thus, we go into a deep analysis to overcome the factor regarding Page load speed. Besides here are few tips to be concentrated.

1. Profile your web pages
Profiling a web page usually involves a tool such as Firebug to determine what components (i.e. images, CSS files, HTML documents, and JavaScript files) are being requested by the user, how long the component takes to load, and how big it is.

2. Save images in the right format to reduce their file size

3. Minify your CSS and JavaScript documents

4. Combine CSS and JavaScript files to reduce HTTP requests
If you have three CSS files for a page, at least three separate HTTP GET requests is required for that particular web page. By combining these files, HTTP request overhead can be reduced to generate a web page.

5. Use server-side compression to reduce file sizes
Compressing page objects is similar to zipping up a large file that you send through email: You (web server) zip up a large family picture (the page component) and email it to your friend (the browser) – they in turn unpack your ZIP file to see the picture.

6.Avoid inline CSS and JavaScript
If you use a lot of CSS and JavaScript in your HTML document, you won’t be taking advantage of the web browser’s caching features.

7.Monitor website performance
For a website it’s responsible for getting/sending HTTP requests/responses to the right people and serves all of your web page components. If your web server isn’t performing well, you won’t get the maximum benefit of your optimization efforts.

It’s essential that you are constantly monitoring website for performance issues.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monitoring your website - Reloaded

Ever spent time on getting together a marketing campaign, paying your $$, launching it - then only to find that your web site has crashed while you slept? Or perhaps your email server has been down for hours, preventing your clients from communicating with you?
It's frustrating and can be very, very costly as it can cause irreparable damage to the opinions of the new clients or partners you were trying to impress.
Perhaps you've spent hours preparing your pages for search engine spidering, only to find that your web site was unavailable as the spider attempted to index. This can result in losing precious search engine rankings.
Web Site Monitoring - a wise strategy
A good site monitoring service will minimize your downtime by sending instant notifications anytime a problem is detected. Through early intervention, restoration of services can be more rapid.
But it shouldn't just stop at your web site. Your online business is more than just the home page. What if your email systems or FTP services are having problems? You may be losing client enquiries, support requests or denying your clients access to their accounts.

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