Feb 15, 2021
The average cost of website downtime is $5,600 per minute worldwide. But how often do you really check your website’s status? If it’s not every day, how many times a week do you look at the status of your site?
What about if something goes wrong with your site — do you know exactly when it happened or what caused it?
Anyone responsible for a website wants to be sure their site (or sites) are always up and running trouble-free, but it’s easy to get distracted by other responsibilities and not pay as close attention as you should. Without proper help or a specialized tool, you’re stuck with guesswork.
To help businesses like yours manage their website, we designed Uptime, Oshyn’s website uptime monitoring tools and service. This post discusses the importance of website uptime and introduces you to Uptime by Oshyn.
What Is Website Uptime?
Website uptime is the percentage of time a website is available. It’s calculated as the ratio of operational time divided by the total time:
Downtime (in seconds) / 24 hours (in seconds) x 100 = downtime in percentage
While the ideal target for every website should be 100% uptime, this is never attainable. Companies should instead strive for uptime of at least 99.9%. And rather than setting up a simple monitoring tool and being reactive, you need tools and services that are proactive. A proactive monitoring service like Uptime gives you a holistic view of your uptime process, including improving your release process, automated testing, and monitoring your site’s health.
Uptime by Oshyn
At Oshyn, we offer our clients efficient and expert DevOps practices and continuous integration (CI), and delivery (CD) This allows us to manage and care for the systems responsible for delivering outstanding digital experiences to their customers.
We call this Uptime: a proactive way for websites to remain performant, ensuring the reliability and security of your website and customer experience platforms. Uptime enables companies to manage their website issues proactively and have a centralized place to test features and solve problems as they arise.
Our service is comprehensive meaning that it ties together the most mission-critical aspects of your software and services stack so that your website and technology infrastructure can enjoy maximum reliability.
With Uptime by Oshyn, you get the assurance that your customers won’t be telling you when there’s an issue with your site. Our active monitoring detects and fixes issues before they become outages for your customers.
Our tool’s alerts and incident analysis allow us to rapidly optimize and lock down any issues in your system to make sure they’re one-time occurrences and not repeat offenses that can bring your system down at inopportune times.
Let’s take a closer look at Uptime’s features:
Uptime provides agile-based development so that optimizations and new features are constantly being added, helping your experience to continue evolving as customer demands change.
Our tools continuously evaluates your server and network layer. This is to ensure that they have no undesired holes.
Plus, Uptime also scans your site against the national vulnerability database, which tracks vulnerabilities in software across the world to keep your site safe.
Dashboards & Reports
Uptime’s granular reports give you visibility into the quality of the code that makes up your website. You will have access to objective metrics that can show uncover technical debt, security risks coverage, and known vulnerabilities.
These reports are available for you to see and are trackable over time so you can ensure the quality of your site is continuing to improve.
Test automation is a crucial way to track and ensure the quality of your website. You will be able to test every aspect of your website automatically.
Uptime’s metrics are understandable and trackable and provide an objective view of a site’s quality, effectively reducing your release cycle’s time and reducing the time it takes to do manual regression testing.
Your website’s components require constant patching to ensure known vulnerabilities and performance issues are addressed. Similarly, your system may require operating system patches, CMS patches, or ecommerce platform patches.
Uptime ensures these patches are all tracked, evaluated, and tested before they’re rolled out so you can remain confident in your website’s performance.
Complete Security Coverage
We take a multi-dimensional approach to security. The very first step we do to ensure your safety is code development security. Our developers are able to enhance your code security and scan for common attack vectors every day using penetration testing techniques.
We also provide SEO scanning to give your content and development teams information to improve your search rankings.
Since the service integrates with Google Lighthouse, you can have a bird’s-eye view of your performance on both mobile and desktop.
Uptime’s release management tool helps plan, schedule, and control the entire software build through every stage and the environment. This includes testing and deploying your releases.
Our release management features supports your team’s infrastructure and improves the release management lifecycle from the start to finish.
Monitoring & Alerts
Hundreds of alerts and monitors are set up on all the key components of your system so we know when something is happening before it can cause an outage. Uptime is more than just a reactive monitoring tool that tells you when your website is down.
Uptime is a tool that ensures that issues are detected and remediated before they become evident on your website.
Use Cases for Uptime
Your website is the face of your company. If your website is sluggish or broken, you’re losing money and business opportunities. Marketers need sites capable of staying up even during the heaviest loads and traffic spikes.
Your site is your digital storefront. Uptime’s proactive monitoring tools are great for marketers because they flag potential issues even before they occur. This gives you real-time reports that enable marketers to make data-driven decisions and identify opportunities.
Sometimes, developers push changes into production without ensuring that what they’re doing isn’t going to impact the website’s availability or performance negatively. Uptime by Oshyn automated testing tools test performance while in development to troubleshoot issues in production, so they don’t affect the end-product.
Real-time monitoring also enables you to filter activity to spot regions or places where users might be experiencing a problem so developers can zero in on that specific region and fix issues.
DevOps and IT Teams
DevOps teams simply can’t make do without proactive uptime monitoring help that’s tailored to their customer experience technology. Real-time monitoring can help teams discover whether issues impact users in the backend that need immediate attention.
If you want to know more about Uptime by Oshyn and how it can enhance your visibility and increase your uptime, get in touch.