- What does downtime mean?
- Downtime is the termination or termination of a service on a computer, network, online program or service due to hardware or software problems. Downtime is a term often used in the web world to convey interruptions of internet servers.
- The vast majority of network modems, internet servers, and online services specify percentiles as Downtime or Uptime times to give users some idea of how long their services have access to availability. This rate also gives the customer an idea of the quality and serviceability of the service or product.
- For example, if an internet server specifies only 1% Downtime during a month’s broadcast period, then that result will not be available for 72 minutes in a month. Do not be alarmed by the fact that there is no Downtime time to live for 72 minutes, as this is considered a very natural rate.
- Generally, products and services with the highest quality of service are offering 1% or lower downtime rates, thus helping to maximize the service life of the product.