Msg#: 4573885 posted 4:40 am on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Is shared hosting = bad these days?
Hard to answer that without getting circular. Small site almost always = shared hosting; not all that many people run their own wee little servers out of their garages. And then you'd have to postulate that the most significant difference between a big site and a little site is the server setup.
Msg#: 4573885 posted 3:43 pm on May 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yes. But with everything, the level that you are impacted will depend on the authority of your site.
I have a small site that went down for a day, and it noticeably lost traffic for 1-2 weeks before it came back to regular levels.
On the other hand, I used to be an in-house SEO for one of the top 100 sites on the internet. From time to time, the site would crash for an extended period of time. In those cases, Google didn't care. The site was too big and too popular.