You might think this is a silly question – of course web hosting uptime is important. But just how important?
Web hosting uptime is VERY important! We get new web hosting customers every day moving to us from other web hosts saying their site’s been down for two days, or a week or even longer! In the web hosting world, this is simply not acceptable.
Here at simplewebhosting.co.uk, we do a lot to make sure your website is online and available for the world to see every minute of every day of every year.
We provide all shared web hosting and reseller web hosting customers with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. That means that we’re so confident of the service we offer we guarantee that your website will be available 99.9% of the time. You may be interested to know that we have NEVER dropped below this 99.9% uptime guarantee on any of our web hosting servers.
In fact, taking the web server that this blog is hosted on, out of the last 33 months, 31 of those months have returned 100% uptime. This data is supplied from two independent server monitors organisations. That’s pretty impressive uptime for budget web hosting.
Of course, if the worse should happen and a web server crashes and become unfixable, we always have three backups of your website taken daily, weekly and monthly and can have your data restored to a brand new web server in just a few hours. Thankfully, we’ve only ever had to do that twice in recent years.
So, web hosting uptime is very important if you want people to be able to buy from you or even send you an e-mail!