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)…
Despite claims that slow websites are a major turnoff for site visitors the problem is growing. However, there is a bright spot, as some websites have caught on to an emerging key metric for the usability of a website and the user experience it delivers: Time to Interact (TTI).
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.
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.
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.
Is your website speed killing your SEO efforts?
The web performance industry is filled with terms that describe the actions taking place as a website loads. Let’s start taking a look at some of these terms to put definitive meaning around them as they relate to the web performance universe.
Dotcom-Monitor HTTPS monitoring also includes Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate monitoring, which checks SSL certificates for problems and expiration.
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.
Responsive Web Design–a solution that delivers a consistent experience across different screen resolutions—is picking up significant steam as the standard method by which websites are being designed. Let’s look at three ways website performance can be improved using this method: