There is no such thing as bulletproof web hosting.
I have used various hosting companies and their different plans, and I have many different online friends that have done the same. While I do believe some web hosting is superior to others, there is no bulletproof web host. This is important to understand, especially if you are new to the game or begin to monitor your current web host.
Caring about your webhost is a good thing. Having downtime is bad — especially if you are running a business or nonprofit organization. How can a customer purchase a product or donor donate if your website is not functioning?
What do you do when you arrive to a website that is down?
You move on.
Uptime is very important, so in no way do I mean to discount or discourage you from caring about your server uptime. Moreover, uptime is super important for your SEO. You don’t want your website offline when Mr. Google Bot decides to pay your website a visit.
Uptime Isn’t Everything
That being said, uptime is not everything. Understanding how web hosting works is the first step in understanding why uptime isn’t everything.
You will quickly find-out that cheap web hosting that claimed that everything was “unlimited” isn’t unlimited after all, and if you’re running your website with unmanaged hosting, you’ll quickly understand the value of managed hosting (Managed vs Unmanaged Web Hosting).
In my experience, you get what you pay for.
Don’t Google Your Web Host
When you experience downtime, it can be very frustrating. Be careful not to Google your web host, too. When your web hosting is down, I promise you that you will find negative reviews of any web host. Suddenly you will find that all web hosts are bad — LOL!
Making server decisions while your site is down will only lead to irrational decisions.
Do your research!
There Is No Perfect Host
I do not care what you read; there is no perfect web host. What there are, however, are high quality providers that will deliver some great hosting … that will hiccup sometimes (unless you want to spend thousands of dollars per month).
There is no bulletproof hosting.
There is no perfect host.
Stop looking for it.