top 10 most reliable hosts - eight run linux

, posted: 14-Mar-2007 08:48

of the top ten most reliable hosts on this internet, eight run linux. The other two appear to run solaris and freebsd. "Windows Server 2003" first appears @ number 11, and again @ number 19. Either windows isn't very common - or it's just not usually reliable - i'm not sure which. http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2007/03/06/globix_hostway_and_kattare_most_reliable_hosting_companies_in_february_2007.html So lets have a look at geekzone http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.geekzone.co.nz It's only been on record since January 07, but i see at least 3 reboots in only 3 months. It reports running "Windows Server 2003" and has an average uptime of only 20.72 days. Possibly there are good reasons for this - a kernel upgrade?

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Comment by juha, on 14-Mar-2007 10:47

Yeah, uptime isn't the best measure of reliability until we get hot-swappable kernels :)

I find the reliability thing a non-issue nowadays though. It literally takes hardware failure or a DDoS to kill operating systems.


Author's note by taniwha, on 14-Mar-2007 14:28

The reliabbility chart is not uptime - but instead percentage of failed requests.... so rebooting while another server takes over is just fine.


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