High Availability Hosting

High Availability Website Hosting

What does high availability hosting actually mean?

It means that we have several servers that act as a mirror of each other, replicating content so that if one server goes down the others take the load. It also means that regular website delivery is shared between the servers ensuring snappy speeds for even the most demanding websites.  

Is it really worth paying a little bit extra to get it? Well a little bit Yes and a little bit No. 

If your website is showing off your stamp collection and you have 3 visitors a week, you may not worry too much if your site is down for a few days while your hosting provider sorts out a technical issue. However if your advertising products or services and missing a sale potentially costs you hundreds if not thousands then really high availbility is the only option. We pay homage to the old adage of you get what you pay for.