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SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring Infographic

Need an excellent Website Uptime Monitoring Solution? Solar VPS has you covered. Our internally developed SolarRay Monitoring solution monitors from multiple ports, alerts consumers with email and SMS notifications and allows for 5 free monitors per VPS.

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SolarSystem SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring

SolarSystem SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring

Do You Monitor Your Website’s Uptime Statistics?

SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring

SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring

Let’s say for the sake of this conversation, you own a small to medium sized business located in the small sleepy town of Sleepy Hollow, NY. Mr. Crain and his headless adventures aside, you’re small to medium sized business is a growing legal, medical or ecommerce firm. To connect with your clients, you have a website hosted by a Cloud provider (Solar VPS is a great choice). While you love your site, let’s be honest here, it isn’t something you want to have to think about or worry about on a daily basis because you have more important things to do – getting people out of jail, prescribing medicine and selling the latest and greatest piece of women’s jewelry. As such, when your website goes down at 3:35 am on a random Tuesday, you don’t want to be bothered to fix it. For this, there are website downtime checkers and website downtime monitors. Let’s dive into some of the basic stats behind website downtime monitoring software to see if there is such a thing as 100% uptime guarantee.

Your Website Downtime This Month Was…?

100% Website Uptime?

100% Website Uptime?

Right off the bat we have to tell you, any Cloud Hosting or Web Hosting company which guarantees you a 100% website uptime SLA is selling you a bill of goods. The truth of the matter is, in the web hosting and Cloud computing industry, 100% website uptime is on the same level as the headless horseman: grim fairytales. This simple fact can be proven by taking a quick look at some of the basic requirements of web hosting providers. On a monthly basis, your provider will need to:

  1. Run scheduled maintenance on your website
  2. Routinely backup data on your website
  3. Fix errors, install patches, correct mistakes in your website hosting infrastructure (Cloud computing architecture)

All of these alone will cause your provider to temporarily suspend service to your website. Combined, these issues will rack up a serious yet small amount of website downtime on a monthly basis. According to 2011 estimates, on a monthly basis, due to the aforementioned issues, the average individual website experiences 7.2 minutes of downtime per month – mostly in the middle of the night. Another factor which can be incorporated in this small yet costly figure is your website running at peak memory, disk space, CPU and bandwidth rates – any of which can either slow your site or fully shut it down.

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SOLAR VPS RELEASES HTTP/HTTPS MONITOR AND UBUNTU 12.04

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SOLAR VPS RELEASES HTTP/HTTPS MONITOR AND UBUNTU 12.04
Additions Expand Solar VPS’s SolarSystem Platform

HTTP/HTTPS Website Monitoring

HTTP/HTTPS Website Monitoring

Clifton, NJ – On December 10, Solar VPS announced two new features to the SolarSystem – their Linux and Windows Cloud Hosting platform – a HTTP/HTTPS Monitor and a new Linux OS template. The new features will allow SolarSystem users to utilize a more comprehensive Cloud hosting solution. The two new features come on the heels of Solar VPS announcing two new SolarRay Website Uptime Monitoring nodes in Orlando, FL and Chicago, IL in addition to a new Linux and Windows VPS price structure.

Developed to meet the needs of consumers, the HTTP/HTTPS monitoring feature now allows SolarRay Website Uptime monitoring to specify if fetched content from the monitored URL in question should or should not contain a string. For example, if Google.com was to be monitored, the HTTP/HTTPS monitor user can choose to add the criteria “should contain” “I’m feeling lucky” or “should not contain” “I’m feeling lucky”. The addition to HTTP/HTTPS monitoring allows SolarRay to report website failure based on status codes and now strings.

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