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Website challenges due to COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has presented a set of problems for businesses across the globe. From lockdowns, disruptions in the supply chain, travel restrictions — the list is endless. 

Online businesses seem to be better equipped to tackle the problems that this pandemic has thrown up. What’s more, with lockdowns still prevalent in most parts of the globe, people are online all the time. Ecommerce has steadily increased. So, if you’re a website owner, you should be leveraging all this to your advantage. 

Major Website Challenges In The Present Pandemic Times and How To Overcome Them

  1. Security

Security is perhaps the biggest challenge that websites face these days. Cyberattacks are on the rise during the pandemic, with the number of websites that are getting attacked going up. People are online more than ever before, and that makes for a great hunting ground for cybercriminals.

INTERPOL has even had to issue statements saying that cybercrimes are rising at an alarming rate and people should protect their identities and their websites better.

Protecting your website from cyberattacks should be on the top of your priorities. Data breaches can end websites. People don’t like it if their data is leaked. There are many aspects involved here.

  1. Website speed

That being said, the general state of internet speeds across the globe took a hit during the high peak of the pandemic. Internet speeds went down because of the sheer number of people using the internet. In fact, In times like these, it’s crucial that you do everything that you can to keep your website as fast as possible.

A web server, where your website is hosted, has finite resources, and with those resources, it can cater to a finite number of requests. If the requests (traffic) goes higher than a certain number, the server gets stressed, and you will see the speed going down.

  1. Scalability

Scalability is a problem that a lot of website owners are facing during the pandemic. In fact, governments across the globe have been on the receiving end of this problem. Websites to find vaccines have crashed in the US and other parts of the world.

Traffic has gone up, but with their existing resources, they aren’t able to cater to everyone. They need more resources, and adding those resources isn’t turning out to be as easy as they thought.

Conclusion

The pandemic has brought about a variety of problems for businesses all across the globe and in all sectors. Online businesses and websites aren’t an exception. While some are finding it difficult to manage their traffic, others are struggling with managing their growth. 

So, how are you tackling these newer challenges? Let us know in the comments below!

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