Sometimes websites will go down and I.T experts like us will respond with the statement that the site has crashed. Most people don’t understand what happens or the main causes of this so here I am showing you the causes
Server Overload: Being a victim of its own success, a website can generate an overwhelming amount of traffic that exceeds the server’s capacity, resulting in slow loading times or complete unresponsiveness. This occurs when the website cannot process all the simultaneous requests efficiently. Resolving this issue often requires upgrading to a server with higher storage capacity and processing speed.
Lack of Bandwidth: The amount of data visitors can access on a website is determined by the allocated bandwidth. Bandwidth-intensive elements such as photos, videos, and live streaming features consume more bandwidth. Website owners receive a pre-determined bandwidth allocation from their hosting provider. If a website exhausts its allocated bandwidth due to high-consumption items, they must subscribe for additional bandwidth.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks: DDoS attacks aim to disrupt website accessibility by overwhelming it with a flood of requests. Hackers may employ various techniques, such as creating programs to replicate requests or flooding the site’s email with spam. These attacks simulate multiple visitors accessing the site simultaneously, leading to server overload and eventual crashing. Preventing DDoS attacks often involves installing firewalls, although their implementation on simpler websites is unlikely due to the expertise required.