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Uptime Monitoring

What exactly does "uptime" mean in reference to your website? Uptime means the number of hours your website is operational and available to users.

Uptime is generally measured as a percentage and calculated in monthly or yearly increments. The calculation is a ratio of the time available divided by the total time. Industry-standard of 99.9% is considered a very reliable uptime with 99.99%, or "four nines," considered an excellent uptime.

Why is Uptime Monitoring Important?

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In addition, "Site issues such as slow loading pages, malfunctioning web applications, and downtime have issues beyond the immediate problem. Sites with issues also experience lower search engine rankings, increased bounce rates, higher cart abandonment rates, reduced user engagement/retention, and decreased customer satisfaction." ~ Uptrends

Monitoring your website for uptime is a critical metric that must not be overlooked.

DubBot now offers Uptime Monitoring for all your websites! If an issue is detected, alerts can be sent to a single person or to all essential personnel to quickly correct the issue. DubBot gives you the ability to manage multiple website uptimes and send alerts either by email, SMS, or both as well as providing you with a detailed report.

If you are interested in enabling Uptime Monitoring, please contact DubBot.

References

Maggie Vaughan, CPACC
~ friend of DubBot, A11Y practitioner in higher ed