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July, 2010

  • 5 July

    Twitter has 99.1% uptime for June

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    According to uptime service monitor Pingdom, social networking site Twitter had a June uptime figure of 99.17%. Although this sounds high, it is actually low by industry standards, especially for a large site like Twitter with so many resources at its disposal. The 0.83% downtime figure equates to 5 hours …

June, 2010

  • 15 June

    How to Schedule a Reboot on a Windows Server

    In a previous post, I explained how to use the “at” command to schedule a reboot on a Linux server. On a Windows server, you can accomplish the same thing. Scheduling a reboot is helpful for those rare occasions when you make changes to your server that require a reboot. …

May, 2010

  • 26 May

    99% Uptime Guarantee

    It seems as though nearly all web hosting providers promise 99% uptime. Therefore, the promise alone does not make the choice any easier. While there are sites that provide monitoring services that rate the actual uptime of hosts, the real question you should ask a web host is what the …

  • 13 May

    Germany's .de experiences major outage

    The majority of the Internet’s 13.6 million .de domains were unavailable from between 1:30pm and 2:50pm German time yesterday. DENIC, the .de operator, reports that the names went “kaputt” after empty zone files were accidentally uploaded to the DNS root system. Information on the number of names affected varies. According …

  • 10 May

    Amazon addresses cloud computing power issues

    After power outages on Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service resulted in a loss of service for some users on May 4 and May 8, Amazon has announced that it is working on a change in its power distribution to address the issue. The company said the changes will, “significantly reduce …

  • 3 May

    Customers of The Planet experience outages

    Dedicated server owners at The Planet’s facility in Houston, Texas, experienced an outage lasting around 90 minutes last night. Customers were pleased to once again have access to their sites, only to experience more downtime this morning. Since then The Planet has brought all its servers back online. The hosting …

April, 2010

  • 1 April

    Why uptime matters

    Ever notice that most hosts have 99.9% uptime. There’s a good reason why they try so hard to keep things running. While a few percentage points might not seem like a big deal, over the course of a year they can really add up. Just take a look at the …

March, 2010

  • 30 March

    Thanks, LiquidWeb

    Normally my VPS provider, LiquidWeb, does a very good job. In my one year with them, I have experienced zero downtime– until this this week. While it’s true that no provider is perfect, I think the company could have done a better job of handling a recent hardware problem. For …

  • 25 March

    Overheating takes down Wikipedia

    It wouldn’t be wrong to say things were heating up at Wikipedia yesterday. According to Data Center Knowledge, a server shutdown caused by overheating at a European data center sent the online encyclopedia down for several hours. Normally when an incident like this occurs, a fail-over mechanism reroutes traffic to …

February, 2010

  • 22 February

    WordPress.com blog hosting suffers outage

    The WordPress.com blog hosting service suffered a two-hour-long outage today. The downtime had nothing to do with the WordPress CMS, but instead rendered the 10 million sites using its free blog hosting service unavailable. The cause of the outage is still being investigated, but right now it seems as though …