(The Hosting News) – RivalHost, a leader in high-performance Web hosting and related services, announced today it has attained the prestigious APS-400 rating, becoming the first shared Web hosting provider in the world to do so. The certification is independently administered and audited by UptimeSafe.
Attaining a certification at the APS-400 level means that RivalHost was able to maintain over 99.99% uptime in its shared hosting environment over the three month qualification period. It amounts to less than 12 minutes of downtime in a 90 day period—no small feat for any hosting provider.
“Our outstanding uptime performance is a result of a perfect combination of factors, including enterprise-level Dell hardware, fully redundant network infrastructure, a stable, VMware virtualization platform, and of course, our team of seasoned server administrators working around-the-clock to keep our systems performing at their best,” said Todd Reagor, CEO of RivalHost.
UptimeSafe works by monitoring a cross section of a service provider’s network, and certifying its uptime and reliability based on a comprehensive set of standards. UptimeSafe is unique in that in order to maintain the APS certification, service providers must maintain their uptime level at all times. Providers who meet these certification standards are able to display the UptimeSafe Seal on their websites and in their marketing materials.
Budget Web hosting from RivalHost starts at just $4.95 a month, and includes a broad assortment of features, including 12x daily backups, enterprise-class Barracuda spam filtering, and on-demand DDoS protection. Business plans start at $13.95 a month and offer a set of advanced features designed to help businesses thrive on the Internet. To learn more about hosting from RivalHost and compare plans, please visit http://www.rivalhost.com/shared-hosting.php.
RivalHost is a division of ReagorMedia, LLC, a provider of technology solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the world since 2003. RivalHost focuses on quality, performance-driven hosting solutions for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. Its servers are housed in a world-class datacenter in Kansas City, Kansas. To learn more about RivalHost, please visit http://www.rivalhost.com.