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How to Prevent Website Downtime from Happening?

How to Prevent Website Downtime from Happening?

Website downtime is one of the most infuriating online experiences, especially if you are a website owner. For instance, if you are running an online store and for whatever reason that your customers cannot access your page, that will result in a loss of profits (and the longer your website remains inaccessible, you could potentially lose a lot of customers as a result).
Fortunately, website downtime can be fixed. One of the best ways to prevent this is to go get a reliable web hosting service provider. That and many other solutions are found in this article, so do read on to find out.

Before Your Site Crashes

1. Buy a Monitoring Service

Pingdom and other monitoring services are a great way for you to ping your website and see if it is still up or not.

2. Get a DNS Backup Service

DNS cache poisoning and other DNS-related problems can occur and you can effectively prevent that from happening by getting a DNS backup service. This service essentially makes a backup of your website’s DNS so that your page can still be accessed in the event that your primary DNS goes down.

3. Create Backups of Your Database

Although this job is already done for you by your web hosting provider, it is still best that you create backups of your own so that you can easily restore your database should any problem arise.

4. Don’t Forget to Renew Your Domain Name

Website owners do not know that they actually have to renew their domain names from time to time to ensure that there will be no problems down the line. I think you can attribute this to the fact that some domain registrars automatically renew your domain for you, but not all of them provide this feature. If that is the case, renew it on your own.

5. Use Google Webmaster Tools

Using Google Webmaster Tools is a must simply because it provides you with nifty features that you can use to prevent website downtimes.

In the Event of a Crash

1. Troubleshoot on Your End

If your website is inaccessible, do not instantly assume that it is because of a crash.
There are times where your own internet connection can go down. If that is the case, phone one of your friends and ask to visit your webpage. If they can access it, there is a problem on your end.

2. Pinpoint the Exact Cause

By using the monitoring tools that I’ve mentioned above, you can easily track down the cause of the downtime.

3. Contact Your Web Hosting Provider Immediately

Assuming that you are subscribed to a reliable hosting service, call them in the event of a website downtime as every minute counts.

4. Don’t Forget to Notify Your Users/Customers

In the event that your website is indeed down, do not leave your users or customers in the dark. Use your social media accounts to discuss the situation and assure them that you are doing everything that you can to restore your website at the soonest possible time.

How to Win at Roulette Using Number Bias

How to Win at Roulette Using Number Bias

Whether you are playing the roulette in the live casino or online, a lot of people think
that you really cannot win that much when you play. That is because there are so many
factors that might influence the outcome of the game.

While that is true to some extent and luck can certainly be a factor, this doesn’t mean
that you cannot win the game. You cannot base it purely on luck because there is some math involved.

In fact, in today’s article, I will tell you how you can win at the roulette by using what is known as the number bias.

What is Number Bias?

Simply put, the number bias is the human tendency to favor ‘round’ numbers or
numbers that are within a particular range that are either odd or even.

As is the case with the roulette, you can either choose to bet on red or black or you can choose the numbers 1-18 and 19-36.

So, how does this take effect when you play the game? Always keep in mind that the
pockets or the areas where the ball may land are subject to physical properties (we are talking about the live version of the roulette). That means that the glue might not be holding its own anymore or that the pockets are not aligned or something like that.

By using number bias, you select the odd or even number combination based on the
physical features of the roulette itself.

Now you might think that this strategy is futile since the casino will always inspect the table before play, but that is usually not the case. If anything, all they do is clean the table and they rarely inspect the table for any dents or physical deformities.

Magnitude

If you are playing the European version of the game, the house edge would be 2.7%
(5.4% for the American version).

Wheel Clocking

This is the part where you influence your betting decisions based on past data. When
you arrive at the casino, do not place your bets just yet. Allow a couple of plays to finish and take note of the winning number for each and every round.

This strategy is known as wheel clocking and it can really help you increase your
chance of winning by studying the relationship of where the ball lands and how
frequently lands on that particular number or on that particular color.

Analysis

I suggest that you clock the wheel for at least 10 rounds. This way, you will be given a
good sample size so that you can tell the frequency of where the ball lands. This is also a great opportunity for you to find any biases.

Keep in mind that the type of ball used would influence the outcome of the game.
Anything that is metallic is bouncier than plastic, so you have to factor that into the
equation as well.

Just remember, let a minimum of 8-10 games play out so that you can get a somewhat accurate data for wheel clocking and analysis.