You can have the best website in the world, but if it isn’t up, what good is it? While you might struggle to put an exact dollar figure on the cost of downtime for your business, you know it’s there. Every moment that your website is down is time that client’s can’t learn about your company, can’t contact you for information or sales and damage to your reputation increases.
Founded in 1998, Netfirms provides web hosting solutions and technology to individuals, entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized business around the globe. Netfirms has grown to be one of the largest web hosting and domain name providers, powering more than 1.2 million websites around the globe. Unfortunately, Netfirms suffers the same problem many other web hosting companies have – the reluctance to publicly publish their uptime statistics.
According to BestHostRatings.com, Netfirms has only maintained 99.706% uptime since January of 2006. Recently, Netfirms has been more stable, but in January of this year their clients suffered through more than an hour of downtime, and then another half hour of downtime in March. When considering a host for your website, uptime is one of the most critical metrics to scrutinize, and when a company like Netfirms hides these numbers, you need to wonder what’s going on.
Nerds On Site, by comparison, publishes it’s numbers for the world to see: trust.nerdsisp.com. We maintain over four nines (99.99%) of uptime, and work very hard to provide even better stats for our clients. Contact us today to learn how we can improve your online revenues!
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