If you’re a website owner, the one thing that you’d probably be most worried about is your websites uptime. Site downtime affects your visitors, your business and most importantly your reputation. And if your downtimes are frequent, your visitors are going to lose trust in your business.
In an earlier post, we discussed the various tools available to monitor a website’s uptime. While site monitoring can alert you of a downtime, it cannot prevent a downtime.
Traditional web hosting involves hosting your website on a single server – this includes shared hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated hosting. This means you’re vulnerable to a single point of failure.
While most hosting providers claim an uptime of more than 99%, there isn’t any that can guarantee 100% uptime. This means if you’re using traditional hosting, there is a risk of your website facing a downtime.
The answer to this problem is to use a cloud hosting service. Hosting a website on the cloud means copies of your website are distributed across multiple servers around the world.