Uptime (or downtime) is a key issue to be addressed whether you manage or plan to create objective-centered websites like an ecommerce site. You may have read other stories about it through hosting reviews, but if you don’t, you may gain some information here.

What is the importance of uptime? Through web hosting it is precisely measured the period when the site becomes fully operational (visible and utilizable). The downtime is the period it does not run, on the other side, and the tests are typically shown at percentages. HostingHelp provides a few different lighting uptime ideas.

What critical things in e-commerce websites’ uptime and downtime? Quite everything, because inactivity will turn into lost revenues and can very well imply the sustainability of your company in this very competitive world.

It is important, therefore, that a high-performance web host is selected. A 99.5-99.99 percent uptime guarantee is practical and in most situations really good.

Then how do you ensure the best price is given by your host?

The essay HostSearch–Good time, Bad time: Uptime, Downtime, Runtime faults, to the joke, gave me good advice:

  • Find the uptime record of your (potential) host and check their services provided for uptime (when they are available, you will notice this in your Service Level Agreements).
  • Speak about the schedules, redundancies and backups of your future host.
  • Review again and ensure before agreeing that you get an uptime guarantee and that you consistently refund and pay downtimes.

Once you have selected your host, the platform must also be checked to guarantee it delivers what you pay for and that they live up to their commitments (so that if they are not you will move hosts). What is it like? Monitoring Server Uptime’ from WHReviews.com includes some excellent information, including applications and uptime monitoring services.

Don’t have time to read them? Below is a summary of what we discussed:

  • It is not easy or cheap to achieve 100% (or 99.99%) uptime.
  • Concentrate on price and not volume of operation. Search not for hosts who give you repayment of downtimes, but rather for hosts that are up to their “uptime guarantee.”
  • Look for good hardware suppliers (as replication takes place).
  • Marketing ploys could only be SLAs and’ uptime promises.’
  • Uptime interventions by third parties are useful resources.
  • Forums may not always be “precise,” but useful sources of information, especially when it comes to hosting advice.
  • Finding providers with auto-switchable systems that house two different machines may avoid downtimes.

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