Nerds On Site

Availability Comparision: DreamHost

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.
According to Directi, DreamHost has just over 1 million domains under management, making them a fairly large player in the hosting industry. DreamHost is an employee-owned business based out of California, and they claim to offer their clients 100% uptime.
Unfortunately, DreamHost has decided not to publish their uptime statistics, and hide that information from their clients. As a business owner, it is very important to know the uptime statistics of any prospective hosting companies before you give them your business. A third-party company called has been monitoring DreamHost since December of 2005, and they report that DreamHost has only maintained a paltry 99.590% of uptime, which translates to just shy of 1.5 DAYS of downtime each year! During the month of September that was just completed, DreamHost had over 40 minutes of downtime.
Nerds On Site maintains at least 4 nines of uptime (99.99%) and we publish our statistics for the world to see. When choosing a web host, you can trust Nerds On Site over DreamHost to keep your website up – our uptime stats are a 2 full levels higher than DreamHost. Contact us today to learn how we can improve your online revenues!

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