Article by Jerry Low
Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.
Following up on the Hostgator Coupon Code post, I am gonna show you something quick about the Gators in this blogpost. You might want to check out my Hostgator Review to see what I think about them, in details; but in case you are sort of in a hurry, this short post should tell you everything you need to know about Hostgator.
Firstly, you need to know that this site, WebHostingSecretRevealed.com, is hosted at Hostgator since year 2009 and I’ve been tracking its uptime since the beginning (that’s how I review a hosting service after all).
Now, check out the graph below – it shows the uptime record of WHSR for the past 14 months.
I am tracking my site’s uptime using PingDom and the graph is showing WHSR’s uptime record from January 1, 2010 till Febuary 28, 2011. Saw the flat green line? That’s the indicating line representing WHSR’s uptime it is marking on the 100% point. That’s right, WHSR is ‘up and running’ (almost) 24/7 just like this dead-flat line.
In case you wonder, Hostgator scored a 99.96% server uptime for the past 14 months with 3 hours and 44 minutes within this period, and the number of down-times is 33x.
If you have been tracking (and reading) website uptime regularly, you should understand that this is a S-U-P-E-R-B result for a shared-hosted website. I mean, these guys might be a little more expensive than the rest but hey, 99.96% uptime on a shared server! Isn’t that something remarkable and worth paying extra for? By the way, if you look close enough, you are going to see a small ‘valley’ in the middle (that’s 07/19/2010 FYI) and that’s the only unplanned downtime I had with Hostgator in 14 months.
So… there goes my updates on Hostgator’s recent performance – I hope it helps. For full-length evaluation on Hostgator hosting service, check out my Hostgator Review.