Funny thing: you don’t get them at Kia prices.
Friday night, this site had a few seconds of downtime because of network maintenance at the Web host. (I posted a warning at the backup site.) For some reason, when there’s any downtime at all, the host gets a flood of complaints, usually along the lines of “This is costing me lots and lots of money!”
I usually don’t respond to these things, but there are two factors which must be taken into account:
- Hardly anyone is actually making lots and lots of money off the Web, and
- Those who are, you can bet, are paying a lot more than ten bucks a month for their sites.
My google ranking has gone to hell this month. My website has been down for a total of seven times, more than an hour each time, this month alone.
Yeah? I checked our corporate site, which was down for the better part of two days this past month for maintenance. It’s still carrying the same old 4 out of 10. (It’s been as high as 5 on occasion, though not recently.) And you don’t want to know what it costs us for hardware and bandwidth.
I suppose it would be nice to have double and triple and fourple redundancy, but at this traffic level 0.5 GB per day at most it’s absurd.