CDN Monitoring and “Cheshire Cat” Websites

How can you tell if the CDN you’re utilizing is actually paying dividends in terms of speeding up delivery of content to your website users? CDN monitoring can help the IT department—which has lost significant control over the servers that store the content because of CDN use—track key metrics to determine CDN performance and see if the CDN is living up to its SLA.

Another Neustar UltraDNS Outage

April 30, 2014 – Neustar UltraDNS Down – Dotcom-Monitor is tracking a Neustar UltraDNS outage at this time. The UltraDNS outage appears to have started at approximately 10:34 am CST and extended to 12:47 noon while stabilizing. (UPDATE- As of 4:07 pm CST UltraDNS continues to experience DNS resolution instability.) The UltraDNS issue resulted in (as it should)…

IRCE – The World’s Largest E-Commerce Event | IRCE 2014 Promo Code

Dotcom-Monitor is proud to be exhibiting at IRCE again this year (see us at Booth 1929). We’ve had a blast at past shows, and are excited to do it all again! Last year we gave our loyal fans an IRCE registration discount and some sweet RC helicopters. This year we continue the chopper tradition and add some ultra-nerdy “uptime matters” t-shirts to the mix.

The Rising Importance of Media Stream Monitoring

Regardless of how your company uses streaming media, media stream monitoring is a requirement to protect the performance, integrity and availability of video streaming services. Because online media streams come in multiple online stream formats and codecs across browser platforms, a robust media stream monitoring solution that monitors content from the perspective of the end user is required.

How to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Website – Four Tips

WordPress is a great platform for easily creating websites, but it suffers from a flaw that can be fatal in today’s SEO world: It’s slow. Everyone knows it’s slow. The problem is, users are impatient, and you’ll likely lose customers when your WordPress site loads in anything more than the acceptable response time. And it gets worse: Google factors in website load time when determining search engine rankings so if your site is slow users never make it to your site at all.

Waterfall Chart: Data Visualization for Web Performance Analysis

A waterfall chart, a form of data visualization that maps the cumulative effect of sequentially introduced values, can help. When tracking Web performance, a waterfall chart can help determine how long it takes for each action between the Web server and the user when a user accesses a website. This data can help website administrators understand how individual elements of a their sites are impacting performance.