Use the downtime tag for questions relating to avoiding your website being down during upgrades, maintenance, high traffic, and other events related to webmastering. As well as the importance of being available to visitors, site uptime is a factor in search engine optimisation.

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Effect on Google rankings if my site is down?

What happens to my Google rankings when my site goes down for a short or long period of time?
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Alternative to Pingdom website monitoring service

I need a website monitoring service to make sure my app is not only up but also responsive. Pingdom is great, but just so expensive. Is there anything like it but more affordable? UPDATE: I'd like ...
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...
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I want to test major changes on my website without hurting SEO

I want to replace all my website files for new ones on the server and to test if they work alright but I don't want to be crawled while this is happening or if I am, I don't want the crawler to be ...
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Recommended Site Redundancy Options

I am developing a site for a client who is emphasizing "no downtime allowed". Now even cloud hosting doesn't provide a 100% up-time promise, so I've been thinking about mirrored hosting, where if ...