My PerfectTablePlan website and all the associated websites (such as http://www.weddingtableplan.com) have gone down three times this week. Sigh. The first time they went down for 5 hours, the second time for 3.5 hours and the third time for 6 hours. Perhaps they have been overdoing the festivities at my ISP, 1and1.co.uk . I am not impressed. Somebody needs a good kick up the arse.
To rub salt into the wound they even had the cheek to put up parking pages with ads in place of my sites. Some of these ads were for my own sites, which also displayed parking pages – with more ads. So 1and1 were potentially taking money off me through adwords at the same time! I have a feeling 1and1 and I may be parting company in the not too distant future.
I am now setting up a copy of my site with a different ISP. If (when?) the site goes down again I should be able to point the DNS to the backup ISP.
At least I found out about it quickly due to site monitoring service www.siteuptime.com . I use their free service, which is adequate for my needs at present. Are you monitoring your site(s)? Do you have a back-up plan?