What is Web Traffic Overload?

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Most people think that the more traffic they get on their website the better for them. Though this is good news, too much web traffic on a website at a particular period of may significantly reduce your website’s performance. Your site can become slow and this will irritate people. Hence if you are expecting a lot of traffic to your website  then you will have to ensure that such type of web traffic overload does not happen and it can easily done by notifing your web hosting to increase the bandwidth.

Web traffic overload can happen due to several reasons. It normally happens when too many people are accessing the website at the same time due to a new product launch. The other reason is too many people sending transaction requests such as placing orders or filling the form at the same time and it can cause the server to crash. There could also be a malicious internet attack by hackers who want to bring your website to a standstill. Hence it becomes apparent that you get your professional website hosted on servers that are extremely secure.

Larger organizations have their own infrastructure to host the website and secure it. They could also use multiple servers to deal with any type of unanticipated anomalies in case of large website traffic streams or significant increase in transaction volumes. The other reason is unexpected popularity rise for your website. This can happen due to several reasons such as people visiting your website by clicking on the link that you have sent as a part of a newsletter or an integrate email campaign that you have started. Or maybe your SEO work has become successful and more and more people are becoming aware of your website or due to affiliate promotions.

In some cases many website owners may have to shut down their websites till the problem is solved. This normally happens for those individuals who don’t have their own hosting servers and they have rented their bandwidth to hosting companies (i.e. shred hosting). However in some cases where the large companies who have their own servers to host the websites have also become a victim of increased web popularity or web traffic overload.

A good example of the above case is when the Vision of Britain Through Time site had advertised itself on many TV programs and it got so much positive response that the volume of visitors to the site increased so much that site had to be pulled down for some time. The site was restored when alternative arrangements for the functioning of the website were made.

Today hackers have come out with ways to increase the website overload. One of these ways is called denial of service where a website has to be shutdown because of the flood of requests on the website than it can handle. A malicious program automatically sends in requests every minute. Hence it becomes very important for website owner to take into consideration website traffic. Off course, getting as much website traffic as possible is what every website owner wishes for but his website should be able to process those requests and see to it that no malicious programs makes his website traffic overloaded.

Monthly Targeted Website Traffic Packages By NetCom Marketing Inc.


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