# What Is Uptime?

What Is Uptime?

Uptime is the measure of the uninterrupted time that a hosting system experiences. Ideally, uptime would be at 100% but in the real world, this is extremely difficult to achieve.

Uptime is the number of hours that a server is working and available and is the opposite of downtime

Why Is Uptime Important?

Uptime is important because it means that your hosting service is available.

If your site is not available then obviously this harms your business.

Customers and potential customers can not see your website so you may lose business.

You can not send or receive emails. Maybe Google sees that your website is unreliable and this negatively affects your ranking.

How Is Uptime Calculated?

Uptime is calculated based on the number of hours that the system (server) is available during a given period of time and is expressed as a percentage.

For example, annual uptime is calculated as follows:

The number of hours or uptime divided by the Number of hours per year multiplied by 100

Let’s look at an example. We know that there are 365 days per year so in terms of hours, there are a total of 365 x 24 = 8760 hours.

So if there were 4 hours of downtime per year then that would mean that there are 8756 of uptime (i.e. 8760 hours minus 4 hours downtime). So the calculation would be:

(8756 / 8760) x 100 = 99.95%

So in this case the uptime is 99.95%

What Uptime Does GB Network Solutions Offer?

GB Network Solutions offers a 99.9% uptime, but we usually exceed this

Uptime is the measure of the uninterrupted time that a hosting system experiences. Ideally, uptime would be at 100% but in the real world, this is extremely difficult to achieve.

Uptime is the number of hours that a server is working and available and is the opposite of downtime

Why Is Uptime Important?

Uptime is important because it means that your hosting service is available.

If your site is not available then obviously this harms your business.

Customers and potential customers can not see your website so you may lose business.

You can not send or receive emails. Maybe Google sees that your website is unreliable and this negatively affects your ranking.

How Is Uptime Calculated?

Uptime is calculated based on the number of hours that the system (server) is available during a given period of time and is expressed as a percentage.

For example, annual uptime is calculated as follows:

The number of hours or uptime divided by the Number of hours per year multiplied by 100

Let’s look at an example. We know that there are 365 days per year so in terms of hours, there are a total of 365 x 24 = 8760 hours.

So if there were 4 hours of downtime per year then that would mean that there are 8756 of uptime (i.e. 8760 hours minus 4 hours downtime). So the calculation would be:

(8756 / 8760) x 100 = 99.95%

So in this case the uptime is 99.95%

What Uptime Does GB Network Solutions Offer?

GB Network Solutions offers a 99.9% uptime, but we usually exceed this

Updated on: 20/06/2022

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