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Refers to the amount of time within a specific period that a hosting provider's system is active or available for servicing site visitors. All hosts must have some downtime for routine maintenance or unexpected outages. The most reliable hosts will guarantee 99.9% uptime. Practically speaking anything less than that means a host is not competent or has insufficient reources.
What does Uptime Guarantee really mean?
99.5% uptime guarantee = 216 minutes of downtime in a month
99.8% uptime guarantee = 86.4 minutes of downtime
99.9% uptime guarantee = 43.2 minutes of downtime
99.99% uptime guarantee = 4.32 minutes of downtime
99.999% uptime guarantee = 0.432 minutes (26 seconds).