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Top 10 reasons why websites crash

Looking at the Internet as a whole, websites are crashing all the time, and they are doing it in droves. Why would your website ever crash? There are oh so many reasons…

  1. Digg/Slashdot – It got Digged and/or Slashdotted.
  2. Cable tripping – Someone who probably shouldn’t be walking around in a server room trips on a cable.
  3. Jolt Cola – Someone spills coffee or Jolt Cola on the web server, or, if things are really bad, beer.
  4. Pure Enthusiasm – Your boss gets whiff of a new feature and says, “Just install it! What could possibly go wrong?”
  5. DDoS attack – An angry, angst-ridden teenager launches a DDoS attack on your website.
  6. Web server upgrade – Your web host upgrades the web server. Nobody told you and now nothing works. This is strongly connected to point 4…
  7. Police raid – It happened to The Pirate Bay…
  8. Bandwidth – Your web host decides you have consumed enough bandwidth this month and cuts you off.
  9. Burnout – Your web server decides to spontaneously combust.
  10. Blame it on the weather – The next big hurricane hits the US East Coast.


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shopMAGES
shopMAGES

We got our Wordpress blog http://www.shopmages.com/blog overloaded just after fresh update to 3.5 version.Got error 500. The reason was not easy to find. But we investigated deeply and it was incompatible Twitter plugin which used Oauth2 the bad way. So as conclusion sometimes page down can be caused by unpredictible changes

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