Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? The Mobile Speed Test

So why do you want to know if your website is mobile friendly? Most likely it is because you have heard about last year’s announcement from google over at google webmaster central. It turns out that Google has updated their algorithm to significantly increase the weight of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. That’s right, significantly! So, optimizing your site for mobile is the way of the future!

The Rise & Rise of Web Application Monitoring Tools (& their benefits)

As organizations further embrace the cloud paradigm and deploy more applications to the cloud in 2013, web application monitoring tools need to continue to evolve to serve a growing and more demanding marketplace. Moreover, the metamorphosis of web applications into a complex hybrid of web and on-premise is expected to accelerate in 2013.

As industry reliance on web applications grows, the need for cost-effective solutions that ensure web operations, and protect online company reputations and revenue streams grows with it. Web monitoring tools, which constantly survey web applications for availability issues, performance bottlenecks and maintenance alerts, have emerged as the most cost-effective solution.

5 Things Your Boss Needs to Know About Your Website

You may think the answers are obvious, and the most obvious questions include: How many people are hitting our website? How many site visitors are converting? Is the blog drawing traffic? Which pages are receiving the most traffic? These are not necessarily the most important metrics about your website, and all of these questions can…

The End of Flash:  The RIA Revolution

(Don’t worry, we are talking about the interactive media technology by Adobe, not the superhero “The Flash” or “Flash Gordon”) Everyone has interacted with Flash on the internet in one form or other, from the dawn of Youtube videos to memories of arcade-like video games, or digital greetings cards with dancing elves.  Most people probably didn’t…

Test Your Website Across IPv6

The age of IPv6 is Upon Us ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers is the authority in charge of distributing IP addresses in North America.  ARIN received the IPv4 blocks for North America from the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for distribution of IP addresses and maintaining DNS root zones as…

Google Releases Brotli to Improve Web Page Load Speed

At Dotcom-Monitor we agree with Google that “we think that internet users’ time is valuable, and that they shouldn’t have to wait long for a web page to load.”  This was their opening message today when they announced the release of their new compression algorithm, Brotli. Brotli was named after a small bun in Switzerdeutsch…

SQL Server Monitoring: A Case Study

We recently worked with a client to troubleshoot issues with a SQL Server instance.  The client was running SQL Server 2012 on a Virtual Machine.  The applications running on the SQL Server were running into issues and the client was unsure what the root cause of the issues was. Initially, we set up web application…