How often should I check my server for downtime?
The more frequently, the better. Ongoing uptime/downtime monitoring allows you to reach the desired index of high availability 99.999% of the time and be able to fix any problems as soon as possible. A 2-minute interval will be the best option when half an hour is not enough. Be especially vigilant during the seasonal traffic spikes, which come with an increased threat of downtime. These periods require more frequent and thorough availability and performance monitoring.