Internal vs External Website Monitoring Service – Website Monitoring for Availability

It’s no secret that an inaccessible website is worthless website, but the question is—how do you know if your site is inaccessible? Do you wait for emails from frustrated users to come pouring in? Do you check it periodically yourself? If you take more than a few seconds to answer that question, you could be headed down the wrong path as a webmaster. Let’s take a moment to look at this in a more in-depth manner. The Broadband Age First of all, it’s important to note that times have changed; we’re not living in the 90’s anymore, in the golden age of the internet. We’re living in the broadband age, where nearly every person has a smartphone with a 4G LTE connection, broadband internet at home, and access to high-speed internet wherever they are. With that said, people don’t have the patience anymore for websites that fail to load—yes, gone are the days of dial-up modems, waiting to connect, and errors at every turn. Users expect sites to load on command, and because of that, they tend to have very little trust for sites that don’t load or are error-prone. […]