Is My Website Down for Everyone or Is It Just Me?

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How the Heck Does This Website Down Checker Work?

First of all, let us address the elephant in the room:

Is this tool for free? 

You bet it is!

Now that we got that out of the way let's see how it works.

Actually, it's very easy.

  1. Enter the URL you want to analyze.

  2. Press "Start."

  3. And that's it!

In less than a few seconds, you'll discover whether your site is down or not and get a complete technical report of all potential errors.

What Does This Tool Do for Me?

Our tool monitors your website status and checks whether it's down. Simply enter the URL and a quick test will be performed on the domain name in real-time. 

The first thing you'll discover in the report is whether the attempt was successful or not.

Once it's established the attempt is successful, we'll present you with the technical details.

You'll get a screenshot of your target page, along with an IP address.

In addition, the response time will appear in the report, as we believe it's an essential factor in determining the root cause of the issue.

The report also contains the response codes. 

The 404 error code is probably one of the most notorious and well-known errors. For example, a 404 error may suggest that the page you're trying to access was moved to another URL and the redirection was done incorrectly. 

Another response code that might ring a bell is the200 OK status code, indicating that the request has succeeded.

However, these are only two of the 70+ error codes that may appear on your website. In fact, there are five different classes of HTTP response status codes, ranging from 1xx status codes to 5xx status codes. 

Take a look at our comprehensive HTTP status codes cheats sheet to learn more. 

The last item in the report is the most recent downtime date. This will tell you when the last serious issue happened. 

Test your website now and check out the results yourself!

How Can Downtime Hurt My Business?

Think about it this way: your website is the face of your business. 

The bad news is that digital consumers are getting more impatient with each passing day. 

Get this:

People have an attention span of eight seconds, a decrease from 12 seconds back in 2000.

What's more, even a one-second delay in load time can lead to a huge drop in sales.

And that's a 2-second delay.

Imagine what downtime of a few hours could do.

Here's what can happen if your site goes down unexpectedly:

Your Brand Will Lose Credibility

Would you buy from a brand that does a lousy job at keeping its website up?

Neither will digital consumers.

If downtime happens a few times per year, it can't do serious damage. 

However, if your website keeps crashing all the time, you will lose credibility. 

Your Search Engine Rankings Will Suffer

Google loves to crawl fast websites.

And if your website takes too long to load, Google might decrease the number of URLs it crawls. 

But you know what else?

Downtime or slow server response can also lead to a higher bounce rate. Customers will be landing on your lagging or unavailable site, only to be clicking the return button as soon as they notice something is wrong. 

The slow load time and high bounce rate directly impact your SEO. If your site is down for an extended period, your search engine rankings might suffer, and it might take some time to improve your site's health. 

Your Profits Will Decline

Consider this:

People can still be a little skeptical about making online purchases. Many people prefer buying from a physical store without having to wait for their package to arrive in a week or two. 

Do you see where we're going with this?

If your site is down or slow during your peak hours, your visitors will jump ship and leave mid-purchase.

Every second your site is down, you're losing money. In one survey by Infrascale, 25% of SMBs said the per-hour cost of downtime for their business was between $20,001 and $40,000. Around 25% of SMBs said they lose between $10,000 to $20,000 for each hour their site is down, while 27% said their cost of downtime per hour was under $10,000.

Whether it's $5,000 or $20,000, having an unresponsive or slow website can destroy your business.

What Causes Website Downtime?

Hosting Provider/Server Error

Every website is hosted on a server somewhere, managed by a hosting provider. 

And that host can be facing some issues that are out of their control, like severe weather. 

In other cases, website crashes can happen when something goes wrong on the website's server and results in an HTTP Error 500

Moreover, 502 Error is another server-side error that can lead to downtime, which happens when one server receives an invalid response from another server.

Traffic Spike

Every website owner dreams about a traffic spike. 

It's simple: more traffic equals more sales. 

However, if your website is unprepared to accommodate a surge in web traffic, you can lose more than you can gain. Traffic surges can cause websites to slow down and eventually crash.

Website Attack

Did you know that there's a hacker attack every 30 seconds? 

What's more, 43% of hackers attack small business websites. 

Small businesses are especially vulnerable because they can't afford a high-level IT staff, lack a backup plan, and have inadequate network security.

One of the most notorious cyber-attacks is the DDoS attack. It's a method where cyber criminals flood a network with more traffic than it can handle, leading to your website crashing.

Plugin Problems

Plugins boost user experience and improve a site's performance. But as beneficial plugins are, they can be dangerous. 

Many of these plugins are developed by third parties and are not always safely built.

How to Deal with Website Downtime?

Are you working with a reliable hosting provider? Find a more reliable hosting provider to avoid hosting provider errors in the future. The best way to locate a top-notch host is by doing thorough research that includes reading reviews and checking with people who have experience working with both good and bad hosts.

Are you investing in website maintenance services? Website maintenance plans are an ongoing service that supports the overall health and the performance optimization of your website. The services these plans include can vary, depending on the provider.