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Uptime guarantee

wisenerl

New Member
100% uptime is entirely possible but all depends on the way the hardware is setup, what redundancy is configured and so on. If you are talking a single dedicated server though it's going to be hard to offer a solid guarantee. If using raid 10 then drive failures are less of a worry however what if the CPU or Ram pop? It then comes down to how fast it can be replaced and brought back up. Might be 10 mins but could be 6 hours which heavily impacts on the uptime.
 

trueman

New Member
%100 uptime is impossible right now because of technology limitation.
heaven amazon cloud don't provide that.
 

cheapdomain

New Member
%100 uptime, no way, it's can't be done
it's up to network & server hardware & server software - do i think it's impossible to do that.
 

Maya459

Member
b&
Uptime guarantee is given by the host to promote there business. Not a single Web hosting company can provide 100% uptime guarantee.
 

Maya459

Member
b&
Uptime guarantee is used for marketing. Normally, Hosting providers mention that they provide 99.95% uptime guarantee but many of them fail to provide it. This might be due to hardware, attacks, spamming or some other issues. But the major concern is solution for it and how can the website come live within less duration.
 

vlexhost

New Member
I believe the samething. Its kind of hard to predict the uptime. But i guess people always tend to look the uptime history before getting in any hosting.
 

room05

New Member
Think 99.9 is the very least nowadays to be an acceptable web hosting company.. thus you'll never see anything less (i.e. 98% or less), even if it may be a possibility
 

ritz

New Member
I don't think you understand what the guarantee means, OP. It doesn't necessarily mean the web host will be up 99.9% of the time. It means if its not up said %, you get some kind of credit.
 

[JSH]John

JSHosts.com
NLC
I don't think you understand what the guarantee means, OP. It doesn't necessarily mean the web host will be up 99.9% of the time. It means if its not up said %, you get some kind of credit.
That would be if the host offers an SLA (Service Level Agreement).
 

ritz

New Member
[JSH]John;1179276 said:
That would be if the host offers an SLA (Service Level Agreement).
Doesn't make sense to offer a uptime guarantee without it....in my mind anyway. But you're right. Some do not. They just flash the guarantee.
 

ritz

New Member
[JSH]John;1179276 said:
That would be if the host offers an SLA (Service Level Agreement).
You're right. Makes no sense to have a uptime guarantee without one, but we know some do just that.
 

RH-Calvin

Member
Most ideal condition is considered as to 99.9%
But 100% is not impossible at all. They are very rare and finding them are really difficult.
 

Universal

New Member
Five 9's implies no less than 5 minutes of downtime per year, so 100% would mean 0 minutes of downtime over the course of a year.
Is nothing more than a marketing ploy for luring customers.
 

wswd

Premium
Premium Member
Five 9's implies no less than 5 minutes of downtime per year, so 100% would mean 0 minutes of downtime over the course of a year.
Is nothing more than a marketing ploy for luring customers.
Maybe with some people it's a marketing ploy. There are companies out there that actually come very close to 100% uptime. ;)
 
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