Once you’re ready to deploy, it’s important to have tools in place that allow you to do so safely, without crashing your site. For TYPO3, we’ve made it easy to deploy your websites using Surf, our open-source automated deployment tool.
“If incidents occur at all, 99% of them occur at the infrastructure level,” says Alexander Degelmann, of dkd. For deployment, he recommends a High Availability Setup (an HA setup). “With this setup two identical servers are operated. In the event of a failure or a problem, the traffic is redirected to the hot standby server within a few seconds,” he says.
And once your website is up and running, a good set of logging monitoring tools allows your sysadmins to focus on other tasks, with full confidence that they’ll be alerted should anything go wrong. Logging in TYPO3 is simple to set up, and the documentation has some helpful suggestions on how to effectively log warnings or errors so your team doesn’t spend a lot of time searching for the problem.
Marketing Factory recommends using several types of monitoring (white box, black box, distributed, and other technical infrastructure). They suggest monitoring that “notifies proactively and not only when a service cannot be reached. Because then it is usually too late.”