|[News] amiga.com up again||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 10-May-2000 06:57 GMT by Christian Kemp||34 comments|
Many people wrote in to say that amiga.com is up again, after what seemed like taking the weekend off. When was the last time you saw a company website, or even a personal homepage, being down for two days?
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|Comment 1||Eoghann Irving||09-May-2000 22:00 GMT|
|amiga.com up again : Comment 2 of 34||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Christian Kemp on 09-May-2000 22:00 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 1 (Eoghann Irving):|
I tend to disagree. If you pay premium money for your connectivity, and I assume Amiga does that, it is your right to demand 99% uptime. Being down for two days means only 93.5% uptime for that month.
In the two years that I've been with Dreamhost now, their longest downtime was little over a day, and they admittedly had major problems back then. But I'm paying next to nothing, compared to more expensive hosting and colocation plans out there (which I assume Amiga are using).
I'm not sure who's to blame for the server outage. If it was the hosting provider, Amiga didn't really make a good choice when switching. If it was Amiga's fault, they definately should hire a dedicated webmaster who knows what to do in such situations.
If, like Amiga you attempt to gain a marketshare, get new developers on board, make strategic partnerships with large companies, you cannot have a website that's badly designed, and completely down for two days in a row.
Like I commented in the news article, it is strange how almost all websites thrive to have 99% uptime, and the large majority of them succeed; while Amiga goes on hiatus for two days for the second time this year (the first time due to a server change). If even my personal homepage that barely costs me 10$ a month has a more reliable connection and a better uptime than amiga.com, a company with budget of I-don't-know-how-many-millions, then something is definately wrong.
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