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Apr 23, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
How often does your website crash? According to recent research by Hosting Facts, the average website is down three hours per month due to web hosting service issues. But hosting issues aren’t the only reason websites crash.
Apr 12, 2019   |  By Sharon McElwee
We had a blast at this year’s SREcon in Brooklyn, NY. The three-day event included meeting with integration partners and deepening our understanding of website reliability from a DevOps perspective.
Apr 10, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
Uptime.com and the Nagios monitoring tool serve similar functionality from a surface view. Both alert users to downtime, both offer extensive notification options, and both maintain an API for a variety of flexible use cases. However, these surface distinctions are the extent of the similarities between the two. Nagios Core and Uptime.com serve very different user types, and offer different benefits. You can think of Nagios as your internal safeguard, and there are some challenges to scaling.
Mar 22, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
Webhooks are like a secret backchannel to internet apps. They are a universal way to connect one thing to another, as long as you meet some important requirements: A service to pull data from, A place to receive the data pulled, A middleman to translate the data
Mar 20, 2019   |  By Richard Bashara
There’s some research that points to the Iranian New Year as the source for spring cleaning. The idea was that the end of the colder months was an opportunity to “shake the house” (khooneh tekouni) to feel renewed. Nowruz, or new day, occurs on the first day of spring and like everyone else with a New Year resolution, the concept of cleaning and renewal was about setting a fresh start. Here we are, spring build alpha already deployed in some parts of the world.