We strive for the highest uptime availability for our clients and we thought for 2012, we would post our uptime (the measurement of the time a machine has been up without any downtime) on our website.
What is this "six nines | 99.9999%" that networking/hosting companies try to achieve? It refers to the amount of downtime they see in a given year. In other words, unplanned non-connectivity only occurs, on average, for 31.5 seconds during a year. The following chart breaks down the different flavors of nines.
We'll have a chart posted on our site that gets updated monthly that shows our availability, planned and unplanned outages. Planned outages or general maintenance will consist of Windows updates and/or hardware/software changes to the system for security or application enhancements.
These planned outages do not get subtracted from total time per year. Unplanned outages are unexpected and not fun; like a hardware/software failure (CPU, HHD, RAM, UPS, Internet, virus, etc.).
Check out our chart, which be posted here at Hosting Center Statistics.