Why Do Websites Crash?

Websites serve many different purposes. People use them for their small businesses, to share their opinions in blogs, or more. Unfortunately, if your website takes a few seconds to load, or even worse it crashes, people will leave and very likely never come back. It’s important for your website to be up and running as smooth as possible or you’ll run the risk of people not wanting to interact with it.

There are different reasons why a website crashed, we’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons as to why. If your website is at risk of one of these reasons, take action to make sure it doesn’t happen.

Hacker attack

Hacker attack

Sadly, there are people out there who have the intelligence and the malice to attack your website on purpose. The most common and easiest attacks many hackers seem to use are to overwhelm your website with a lot of traffic.

This will force your website to crash. This is not the only way hackers can attack your website, make sure you have security in place to protect it.

Errors in the code

If you or someone else with access to your website was working on something in the code, like upkeep, and after that, the website crashes, it may be the web code that is broken. It’s pretty easy for something to go a bit wrong when working on the code of a website accidentally.

So it’s important for the maintenance of the code or any other work that needs to be done of the code to be done with care. One little mishap and the website can crash.

Too much traffic

Too much traffic

If your website is having a really good day or a good few hours and a lot of people are flocking to it, you may want to watch out. All that traffic to your website is great for business, but if your website can’t handle that, it can crash.

A great way to combat this is by getting extra IPv4 address space so your website can handle the extra traffic. If you only need the extra space for a specific occasion, you can lease IPv4 addresses instead of buying them.

Error in the domain

Your website’s domain is basically the address of your site. If the people you want to visit your website have the wrong domain name, they won’t find your website.

And domains expire, if that happens and you don’t realize it, your website won’t be visible online. And people, once again, won’t be able to access it. Always make sure to check the expiration date.

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