Uptime Robot’s latest statistics show that most South African online shops are coping well with the additional traffic on Black Friday.
Uptime Robot monitors websites every 5 minutes and sends out alerts of downtime, It also records the results.
The main monitoring location is in Dallas, United States, with numerous nodes around the world to verify down statuses.
The Uptime Robot monitoring page shows that most South African online shops had 100% uptime on 24 and 25 November, when Black Friday traffic peaked.
There were, however, several websites which were down during this period – including Boardmans, Clicks, and Rebel Tech.
It should be noted that this downtime may have been related to website updates.