wheel - 12:50 pm on Aug 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
The secrets are simple, solid hosting with top notch hardware, RHE OS, constant software updates to avoid getting hacked and plenty of server side software to stop outside abuse from overloading server resources
It's as simple as that.
I keep my own hardware at a colo center that has something like 30 seperate fibre feeds and huge peer sharing. The owner knows his stuff, he spends money on double and triple redundancy on everything and watches keeps an eye on the traffic. The competency of the owner helps ease my mind a lot, when problems arise I don't stay up at night worrying about it - because I know that he's doing that instead.