Why do websites crash

Take a look at the most common causes of website crashes so you can stay on top of them and keep your website running.

Sometimes your website crashes because you, or someone else who has access to your website, accidentally broke the web code.

This usually happens because someone messes something up while they’re doing maintenance or updating the website. If you experience a website crash after you know someone was working on it, then it probably crashed because of a code error.

Attacks are the other extreme a website crash. These attacks could be from bots or actual people maliciously trying to hack into your website.

There are a lot of bots on the internet, and a lot of them carry virus software. They are like the insects of the internet. They crawl around the internet and try to find websites they can break into.

If one gets attracted to your website, the rest will swarm, usually causing your website to crash. The bots don’t even have to even break in to make the site shut down.

Another type of website attack comes from hackers, people deliberately trying to break into your website.

One of the easiest hackers attacks is called a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack. This means the hacker overwhelms your website with traffic from all kinds of sources. If the hacker is successful, your website will crash.

There are many other kinds of hacker attacks that can also cause damage to your website.

Service provider error is one of the most frustrating to sit through because you can’t do anything about it. Web hosting service providers are what make your website show up on the internet. You can’t have a website unless it is being hosted, or in the simplest way to put it stored, by a service provider.

Unfortunately, even service provider websites can go down, meaning your website will go down also. It could be for any number of reasons, including maintenance or any of the same things that could happen to your website.

Lastly, Traffic error. This just means too many people tried to visit your website at once. You know on Black Friday when so many people rush into a store at once things end up breaking and people get hurt? When too many people visit your website at once, it kind of becomes its own little Black Friday.