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Black Friday: How Not To Blow It November 16, 2014

This year’s Black Friday will be November, 28. For all e-tailers it’s a good chance to make extra income, as shoppers seem to go crazy this day. Here are some tips on how to make sure your website will survive this insanity.

If you are somehow into e-commerce, you’ve probably heard of the astonishing sales Alibaba.com (http://alibaba.com/) received this year during Single’s Day — US $8.16 billion, beating its own last year’s record of $5.7 billion.

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What to do if your site crashes November 09, 2014

Confirm that your site has gone down. Verify that your site is actually down. Make sure the problem isn’t your browser or internet connection. To be doubly sure, phone a friend and have them test your site.

Try to determine the cause. If you can, try to pinpoint why the downtime is occurring. Programming error? DNS problem? Expired domain? Hardware related?

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Things to do before your site crashes November 02, 2014

Buy DNS backup service. A lot of downtime (and headaches) can be attributed to problems related to your DNS. DNS backup services constantly grab your DNS data and act as a backup if your primary DNS goes down.

Buy a monitoring service. You can purchase a service that pings your website every few minutes and notifies you (via text message, email, etc.) if it goes down.

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