VoIP during remote work, and meeting its QoS challenges

Though remote work has been in practice for a decent number of years, the pandemic has made businesses take up the challenge of shifting to a completely remote workforce. All this wouldn't have been possible without high-speed internet access for all employees. Another tool that has made the transition smooth and ensured uninterrupted communi...


Back to work: IT monitoring best practices

Work remains work, regardless of the location. Working remotely has become the new normal, but some organizations have started to return to their office workspaces, albeit with a minimal workforce. Though going back to work may not be as difficult as adapting to remote work instantly, certain operational challenges are unavoidable; for exampl...


What is observability? Discerning myths from facts

Microservices and distributed architectures have become the norm for building modern day applications. While the cloud has made it easier to deploy and scale microservices, it has opened up a complex set of problems for DevOps by virtue of the sheer volume of interactions between those services.

Tracing an error across a microservice ar...


10 filter patterns that are helpful for managing your logs

Log files, which are the records of everything that has happened in your server, application, or framework, are generally unfiltered and huge. Going on for pages, these plain text files are packed with tons of information and are the initial go-to place for any troubleshooting. However, the challenge lies in reading, understanding, and interp...


Site24x7 Server Monitoring: Your pit stop for capturing the disk monitoring flag

All storage devices, whether on-premises or in the cloud, are used to store or maintain data in a server. To organize files based on usage and perform read/write operations, the disk is divided into separate portions called partitions. A partition can contain the entire disk space or some of it. Disk usage gives the amount of space used by th...


Why HTTPS is important for your website security

HTTP, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is a communication protocol used by your browser to connect to the web server of the site you're looking for. When HTTP data transfer between the browser and the web server is shared via unencrypted hypertext, anybody connected to your network can intercept the data you're transferring. To c...


A developer's guide to optimizing PHP performance

With its open-source nature, PHP has evolved into one of the most popular languages among web developers. According to w3techs, 78 percent of websites across the globe use PHP as their server-side language. Even amongst the top 1,000 ranked sites, PHP is dominant, being used by more than 50 percent of them.

While PHP is efficient and ve...


Three ways to debug IIS web server failures using logs

Unresponsive and slow pages are both terrible for any website. Even with the best user interface (UI), unresponsive and slow pages negatively affect the customer experience and the brand's reputation. 

Research from the Nielsen Norman Group has determined that the average user will leave a site after about 10 seconds of waiting for a pa...


AWS: How did we monitor the cloud in 2019?

We had a busy 2019 with a substantial number of Amazon Web Service (AWS) integrations into Site24x7, each providing a seamless monitoring experience for our customers. The increasing number of paid AWS monitors is proof that we enhanced the monitoring expectations in 2019. In case you missed any updates about the AWS monitoring platform, here...


15 Key Concepts/Terms Every Datacenter Administrator Should Know

In my previous blog post, I had given you a quick look into what is a  datacenter and how it is classified. In this blog post, I will be posting about the some of the key concepts and terminologies used in a datacenter.

PUE - Power Usage Effectiveness This is one of the key terms that is widely used in a datacenter. The term PUE stands ...