Reliability The Name of the Game [Web Hosting]

We here at Website Magazine must get asked what the most reliable web host twenty times a week. My typical answer is "I don't know... I haven't tried them all." That's when you start looking for third party metrics to get an answer because in the end, reliability is the name of the game in Web hosting.

Chicago-based dedicated and managed web hosting provder Singlehop was named the most reliable hosting company for the month of October 2009 in NetCraft's monthly hosting rankings. Netcraft creates its rankings based on measurements of the response times of leading webhosts.

"From a customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies' own sites," Netcraft says of their ranking system. SingleHop achieved perfect results in Netcraft's October measurements, maintaining exceptional uptime with 0% failed requests. That's pretty impressive.

"Being named as the most reliable web hosting company by a trusted source like Netcraft confirms SingleHop's tireless commitment to providing our customers with the best service possible," says SingleHop VP of Sales and Marketing Dan Ushman. "We finished an extensive upgrade of our network earlier this year with all-new Cisco switches, routers, and systems. That consistent investment in our services, along with our exceptionally dedicated employees, is what enables us to achieve this kind of 100% uptime reliability."