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Crashed online stores must get up to speed with website capacity - Snapt

Online retailers need to invest more into handling high volumes of traffic to their websites, particularly during the festive season and days such as Black Friday.

Software solutions company Snapt says online stores need to increase their website load capacity.

Snapt founder Dave Blakey explains that many online businesses need to outsource the management of their multiple web servers.

This comes after Takealot and Foschini websites crashed today, amid the 'Black Friday' shopping frenzy.

With the rise of cheap hardware and virtualization, it's quite easy to upscale and handle increased demands like today.

Dave Blakey, CEO and founder of Snapt

You can auto-scale sites so that they continue to grow as demand grows.

Dave Blakey, CEO and founder of Snapt

It may continue to happen, but there are ways to try mitigate the load and handle it better.

Dave Blakey, CEO and founder of Snapt

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