__/ [arccos] on Friday 16 September 2005 21:40 \__
> cnc wrote:
>> Anyone knows what is the average downtime (or an acceptable range) for a
>> hosting service?
> That depends totally on your needs. If you're running a business solely
> online, 99.9% is not good enough. If it's a hobby site, maybe 95% is
> acceptable for you. It's just a matter of the possible financial
> difference versus the hastle.
> I personally want about 99%, which Page Zone generally seems able to
I found that the extra bucks you may have to pay to verge 99.9% are
definitely worth the amount of agnoy and woe that is saved. Besides,
assuming an safe environment where reboots are a matter of just minutes and
the server is a stable one, 99.9% is not so hard to attain. There are other
issues, however, like vulnerable software, which make prolonged downtimes
inevitable. It's primarily a question of (1) location, (2) hardware and (3)
customers, I assume.
PS - I would _never_ host my own site/s. There is so much hassle and work
involved. Hosts do everything in batch mode or one stone hits 100 birds.
(no offence Toby)
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