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A good stable server?

     
3:12 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I have been with 3 different providers now and everytime I have some down time, maybe 1 a month.

I need a quick server
at least 700Gb bandwidth
min. 2.6 GHz
1000 Ram
min. 80GB harddisc
10 IP

any suggestions, because Im getting pretty pist about those short down times, so Im thinking about moving it all again.

thanks

4:49 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't have any recommendations for a host, but I want to ask if you got some money back from your provider? They typically will have an SLA with you, so you may be able to get a refund for downtime, especially unscheduled downtime.

We've done this with our provider a couple of times, and received money back for what basically amounted to bad service, and we haven't had any problems since. :)

6:44 pm on Aug 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hmm interesting, maybe I should find out.
7:36 pm on Aug 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What sort of down time are we talking about here. You mention short down times, but is this more than a minute at a time and frequent?

With shared hosting you couldn;t realistically expect much better than 98% uptime. There are some very reliable hosts out there, and some of those will offer you a virtual dedicated server and/or a fully managed server, but in reality 100% uptime is very nearly only a dream. Fpr instance, updates to a web server's OS will create very short downtime intervals (usually undetected).

You might get 99.9% uptime with a dedicated server, but there can be no guarantee since at the very least there is so much that can go wrong between a user and a web server.

3:22 am on Aug 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been with a particular host for 5 years. In those years, they've been down ONE TIME - for less than 24 hours. This was occasioned by a fire in their building - on another floor - which took out the building's electricals.

Great folks. I would NEVER complain about "uptime" with these people.

12:10 am on Aug 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Network uptime is frequently maintained well by dedicated hosting centers - but it means nothing if a hard drive fails or memory gets corrupted. The only real way to guarantee good uptime is redundant hardware.