(Because of the limited subject lines, I had to make two posts!)
Hi all, I'm having to change hosts due to so many problems, and one of the hosts I'm looking at and seemed to possibly have settled on (WebzPro Hosting - Web Hosting Services and Domain Name Registration, comments welcomed), said they don't use RAID 1 mirroring. That seems bad to me. I asked what happens when a server's HD fails and they said "We use R1soft back up system this will explain what is done in case of HD failure. Bare-Metal Restore - Technical Papers - R1Soft Continuous Data Protection - Docs - KB Articles - Technical Papers ". Yet they still guarantee 99.99% uptime. Now I haven't checked in the past to see what kind of HD backup/redundancy hosts use, so I don't know if RAID 1 is what most use or not.
One other thing, they allow their servers to be fully pingable down to the last traceroute hop. Every host I have ever had has not allowed this, they've blocked the last ping on the traceroute hop with a firewall. So this is cause for concern to me that they do not.....or is it? This seems like a security issue to me. They said they do use firewalls.