The Recent Google and Amazon Outages Underscore the Importance of Web Hosting Uptime, Says

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The recent outages of Google and Amazon proved costly and have provided an important reminder about the need for choosing a reliable web hosting provider with proven uptime record. comments on the recent Google and Amazon outages which inconvenienced millions of people using Google and Amazon and says that is should be used as a reminder to use a reputable provider for hosting websites.

It was reported that the five minute outage of Google last month that happened for unknown reasons Google decided not to comment on, is estimated to have cost Google over $500,000 (1) for the few minutes of downtime the web giant experienced.

Just a few days later, it was reported lost nearly $5 million during its 30 to 40 minutes outage last month (2). According to reports, every second of the lack of accessibility of the online shopping site cost Amazon $1,100 in lost sales.

This only brings an emphasis to the importance of choosing a web hosting company with solid and guaranteed uptime. This also highlights the absolute necessity of choosing a web hosting company with good reputation that guarantees high percentage of uptime.

Uptime is characterized as the amount of time that a web server stays up and running. Uptime is a great measure of how good a web hosting provider is at keeping their servers up and running. Web hosting providers with high uptime ensures that their servers also have a high percentage of time when it stays up and running.

As illustrated above with the downtime of Google and Amazon which affected an astounding 40% of the entire internet, server downtime results in loss of website visitors, and loss in leads and sales these visitors would have generated. a web hosting review based service which main purpose is to help prospective customers of web hosting with unbiased advice on choosing a reliable web hosting company that can guarantee them high percentage of uptime. review popular web hosts, their features and product offerings with summaries of each web hosts pros and cons, reviews such as have been well received via feedback on social media outlets.

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1. Bloomberg Businessweek, Aug 19, 2013,
2. GeekWire, Aug 19, 2013,

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