The Downside to Big Box “Retail” Hosting Companies – As we learned while exhibiting at HostingCon 2013, the hosting market is evolving and consolidating. So, when one brand-name hosting provider goes down it can actually impact several other “brands”, which many people think of as separate companies.
Aug. 1, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor tracked an Akamai DNS outage today.
Dotcom-Monitor clients that utilize Akamai may have received error messages associated with the Akamai DNS outage lasting from 5-7 minutes starting at approximately 11:01 am CDT.
The Akamai DNS outage, though brief, is only one of several high-profile DNS outage issues that has occurred in the past year. In the recent past, Dotcom-Monitor has detected several high-profile DNS outages for its clients, including…
Held in the June heat of Austin, TX HostingCon 2013 veered away from the security focus of prior years and focused on new horizons and the fundamentals; namely, the “cloud” and web hosting uptime and performance.
April 23, 2013, 4:59 PM CST – Charles Schwab Website Down. At this time, Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Schwab downtime issue. As of 4:49 PM CST the errors include very long load times from most worldwide monitoring locations, including: Minnesota, New York, London, California, Hong Kong, Montreal, Frankfurt, Colorado, Sydney, Texas, Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv, Amazon East Cloud, Shanghai, Buenos Aries, Amazon Cloud-Japan, and South Africa.
A challenge for monitoring Silverlight is creating browser-driven monitoring scripts that mimic end user actions that won’t break due to the dynamic nature of Silverlight. In fact, many advanced monitoring solutions that use browsers won’t succeed in running a monitoring script through a rich interactive Silverlight application. In order to monitor Silverlight (or any RIA) an additional level of technical sophistication – beyond only a browser-driven monitoring script – is often needed.