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2GBHosting - Web Hosting Reviews

2GBHosting offers a very cheap web hosting plan. It actually costs a little less than one dollar a month. There are other web hosting companies that offer similar plans, and I tried one of them too. But 2GBHosting has proven to be far better than that one.

However, this company has its shortcoming, too. Their server is not totally stable. It goes down several times a week in the case of the server where I hosted one of my websites. Look at the uptime statistics below:


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date                uptime       dns     connect    request        ttfb         ttlb
2010-12-29     97.92     0.079     0.146     0.146     2.410     2.546
2010-12-28    100.00     0.012     0.080     0.080     1.021     1.123
2010-12-27    100.00     0.013     0.081     0.081     0.953     1.052
2010-12-26     97.94     0.016     0.083     0.083     0.690     0.775
2010-12-25    100.00     0.010     0.078     0.078     0.575     0.658
2010-12-24     93.88     0.016     0.205     0.205     1.087     1.229
2010-12-23    100.00     0.016     0.084     0.084     1.316     1.404
2010-12-22    100.00     0.155     0.225     0.225     1.464     1.568
2010-12-21     92.78     0.085     0.180     0.180     1.880     2.056
2010-12-20     94.95     0.013     0.083     0.083     2.396     2.539
2010-12-19     96.91     0.016     0.084     0.084     0.628     0.778
2010-12-18    100.00     0.023     0.094     0.094     0.739     0.841
2010-12-17     95.88     0.025     0.126     0.126     1.156     1.256
2010-12-16     98.96     0.148     0.252     0.252     1.687     1.815
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minimum         92.78     0.010     0.078     0.078     0.575     0.658
maximum       100.00     0.155     0.252     0.252     2.410     2.546
average           97.80     0.045     0.129     0.129     1.286     1.403
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More Recent Statistics ---------------------------------------------------
date                uptime       dns     connect    request        ttfb         ttlb
2010-12-30     93.88     0.027     0.156     0.156     2.593     2.687
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The cause of the trouble seems that someone is using too much of their server resource. I often contact 2GBHosting technical staff, but they almost always say that their server is working fine. But I check out their server status with two server monitoring services from different countries and I also check out at Down For Everyone Or Just Me.

Three months have passed since I signed up with 2GBHosting, but I am getting dissatisfied with their service lately. This kind of trouble never happens at this rate at several other web hosting companies I have contracted. Maybe I should move this website somewhere else and run a much less important one there instead until the contract expires.

The following shows the plan I signed up with and its features and guarantees.


Their 99.9% uptime guarantee seems to be a joke.


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