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Uptime September 16 September 16, 2009

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Here’s just another uptime update. I hope you enjoyed the uptime speed tests.

Node 3 – OSHS
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (Up 0.16%)

Storage will not be upgraded. Available to donors only.

Node 5 – Addora
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (Up 0.31%)

cPanel license error resolved.

Node 2 – Felweb
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (Up 0.34%)

Uptime tracking now back online.

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
Uptime last 14 days – 98.08% (Down 0.08%)

No current issues.

Node 7 – HighLayer
Uptime last 14 days – 97.73% (Down 2.27%)

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 6 – Nixism
Uptime last 14 days – 97.33% (Down 1.08%)

No current issues.

It looks like Node 7 and Node 5 have switched places in reliability. Node 7, managed by Highlayer, experienced it’s third ever downtime on September 9th, a painful 72.53% uptime for the day. Meanwhile, it does appear Addora has much improved their quality of service, and now ranks among our top providers.

Nixism, the company behind Node 6 has been going through a management shift recently, which has resulted in inconsistent server management during the transition period, as well as downtime as servers were moved to a new datacenter in Los Angeles. Sameer Antucket, their CEO has said on September 8th:

This is actually Nixism Web Hosting, and we apologize for the delay. We are in an ongoing move of management, but in a few days time, expect a lot of better things here at Nixism!

Uptime for the last 3 days has been a consistent 100.00%. Let’s hope it stays that way!

Please let us know if you need any assistance choosing the best server for your hosting.

Server Upload Tests September 16, 2009

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Server upload speed test results are in. All servers were tested with a download task of 4 100mb files at random times to find the average download speed. The results are listed below in order from fastest servers to slowest.

1) Node 2 – Felweb Test 1: 1,001KB/s | Test 2: 1,110KB/s | Test 3: 1,000KB/s | Test 4: 1,030KB/s Overall Average: 1,035KB/s

2) Node 7 – HighLayer Test 1: 716KB/s | Test 2: 867KB/s | Test 3: 1,040KB/s | Test 4: 846KB/s Overall Average: 867KB/s

3) Node 6 – Nixism Test 1: 764KB/s | Test 2: 846KB/s | Test 3: 758KB/s | Test 4: 948KB/s Overall Average: 829KB/s

4) Node 1 – SmokeyHosts Test 1: 706KB/s | Test 2: 758KB/s | Test 3: 691KB/s | Test 4: 812KB/s Overall Average: 741KB/s

5) Node 5 – Addora Test 1: 839KB/s | Test 2: 812KB/s | Test 3: 731KB/s | Test 4: 541KB/s Overall Average: 730KB/s

6) Node 3 – OSHS Test 1: 489KB/s | Test 2: 522KB/s | Test 3: 480Kb/s | Test 4: 541KB/s Overall Average: 508KB/s

Tests were conducted at 11PM EST, 9AM EST, 3PM EST, and 6PM EST respectively. Hope this helps in your decision of which server to pick for your hosting.

Uptime August 30 August 30, 2009

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Node 2 monitoring is now finally back online.

Node 7 – HighLayer
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 3 – OSHS
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

Storage will not be upgraded. Available to donors only.

Node 5 – Addora
Uptime last 14 days – 99.69% (Up 0.54%)

cPanel license error resolved.

Node 2 – Felweb
Uptime last 6 days – 99.27% (Up 4.37%)

Uptime tracking now back online.

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
Uptime last 14 days – 98.31% (Down 1.69%)

No current issues.

Node 6 – Nixism
Uptime last 14 days – 98.26% (Down 1.20%)

No current issues.

Please let us know if you need any assistance choosing the best server for your hosting.

Uptime August 12th August 12, 2009

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It appears we have a problem with the monitoring on Node 2, which we should be resolving shortly. Due to a lack of data from this error, it has been omitted for this report. All other nodes are still included here.

Node 7 – HighLayer
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 3 – OSHS
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (Up 0.16%)

Storage will not be upgraded. Available to donors only.

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
Uptime last 13 days – 100.00% (Up 0.62%)

Storage upgrade was completed successfully.

Node 6 – Nixism
Uptime last 14 days – 99.46% (Down 0.54%)

No current issues.

Node 5 – Addora
Uptime last 14 days – 99.15% (Down 0.77%)

No current issues.

Please let us know if you need any assistance choosing the best server for your hosting.

Just Some Tidbits August 11, 2009

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I’ll bring your attention to some minor updates all around:

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
We’ve been upraded to have more storage and bandwidth for our original deal we signed with them back when all of IsMyWebsite was hosted on their server. The upgrade happened at the beginning of this month.

Node 2 – Felweb
PHPpgAdmin has been fixed to work on this server. Thanks to

Node 3  – OSHS
OSHS has grown considerably as a company, and is now required to pay VAT. They are shifting this cost to their customers, so our costs are increasing 15%.

Old Node 4 – GalaxyHost
Andrew is back home, so anyone who needs their old backups can get them. Let me or him know who you are.

Node 5 – Addora
The storage error was fixed. It appears backups were being created in the wrong place. We have ensured this company has monitoring in place to prevent any future problems.

Node 6 – Nixism
Nixism is still progressing on fixing Ruby On Rails to work on their server.

Node 7 – HighLayer
We recently majorly improved our deal with them, as mentioned in the last post.

Uptime July 8th July 8, 2009

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Here’s the latest in reliability for our network.

Node 6 – Nixism
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

No current issues.

Node 2 – Felweb
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 3 – OSHS
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00% (No Change)

Storage will not be upgraded. Closed to new accounts.

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
Uptime last 14 days – 99.54% (Down 0.38%)

Storage upgrade complete.

Node 7 – HighLayer
Uptime last 14 days – 99.45% (Down 0.55%)

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 5 – Addora
Uptime last 14 days – 98.21% (Down 0.23%)

No current issues.

Will keep you posted.

Uptime June 20th June 20, 2009

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I’m planning on starting these, just to give a vague idea of which nodes are most reliable at any given time. This should help a lot for those people who need to have their sites online reliably. Nodes are listed in order from most reliable to least reliable.

Node 6 – Nixism
Uptime last 14 days – 100.00%

No current issues.

Node 7 – HighLayer
Uptime last 8 days – 100.00%

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 2 – Felweb
Uptime last 14 days – 99.84%

No current issues. Not open to new accounts.

Node 1 – SmokyHosts
Uptime last 14 days – 99.53%

In process of storage upgrade.

Node 3 – OSHS
Uptime last 14 days – 98.76%

In process of storage upgrade. Not open to new accounts.

Node 5 – Addora
Uptime last 14 days – 97.79%

No current issues.

Node 4 – GalaxyHosts
Uptime last 14 days – 40.68%

Use of this node and company has been permanently discontinued. Why?

In the future, I will publish trends and changes in the uptime of servers, which should be helpful to gauge where to locate your website. Keep in mind that servers are judged on multiple aspects, including speed, security, and flexibility, and no server will be the best in all areas.