Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.146.55.156

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Rackspace DFW datacenter goes down - how redundant is your hosting?

     
3:18 pm on Jun 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 18, 2003
posts:161
votes: 0


In case you haven't heard by now Rackspace's DFW datacenter went down yesterday and various reports suggest that there was at least an hour of complete downtime with no power.

The Rackspace blog chronicles the events:
[rackspace.com...]

So how redundant is your website and hosting?

[edited by: encyclo at 3:57 pm (utc) on June 30, 2009]
[edit reason] fixed link [/edit]

1:23 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from CA 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member encyclo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 31, 2003
posts:9068
votes: 4


So how redundant is your website and hosting?

Downtime happens to most sites occasionally, even with redundant hosting. I think it's best to have some contingency plans in place, but for many smaller sites, the costs of fully-redundant hosting outweigh the benefits. Do you use multiple servers at different locations?

6:51 pm on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:July 3, 2002
posts:18903
votes: 0


Webmasterworld was down for a short while. By the power of Twitter, Brett knew about it within minutes.