RapidSpike is an uptime and performance monitoring service for websites and web applications. It ... More
RapidSpike is an uptime and performance monitoring service for websites and web applications. It simplifies monitoring, alerting and reporting to support your online presence and to ensure a positive user experience. Organisations use it to identify problems, measure performance and improve capacity planning.
Last updated 14 Oct 2015
Published 15 Oct 2015
One of the consequences of the age we live in is the rise of the business website and online store. There are more and more people who have either given up on the regular Main Street store or have decided that they are sick of working for someone else and want to go out on their own. So they create their website or app and reckon it's all downhill from here as they wait for the money to roll in. Maybe a little naively, some believe that once they've unleashed their online presence onto the world, most of the hard work is done. As you can imagine, it's not quite as simple as that.
If you rely on your website or app to sell goods or generate enquiries and leads the most important thing is to ensure that your site is monitored so that you will always know that it is working to it's optimum level. Have you considered how you will find out if your website goes down? You'll soon discover that website down-time automatically leads to lost sales, abandoned carts and missed leads. Repeated outages may even result in damage to your business reputation and the possible loss of customer loyalty. How will you know if your hosting provider is doing a good job? We've all been frustrated by slow page loads when searching and many of us won't bother to return. Is the advertising budget being well-spent? Ad campaigns can...