Microsoft’s Blog Site Down 12 Times As Much As WordPress, BloggerMar 24th, 2009 | By James Lewin | Category: Podcast Hosting, Podcasting Services
If you’re looking for a hosted blog platform, you may want to avoid Microsoft’s Windows Live Spaces.
According to figures released today by Royal Pingdom, Microsoft’s Windows Live Spaces is down more than 12 times as much as WordPress, Blogger and TypePad.
Royal Pingdom checked nine major blogging services over a four month period to see how much downtime they have. The included services were Typepad, Blogger, WordPress.com, Blogster, Blog.com, Vox, Squarespace, Windows Live Spaces and LiveJournal.
They found that TypePad, Blogger and WordPress were significantly more reliable than Windows Live Spaces and other blogging options:
|Windows Live Spaces||99,86%||4h 10m|
|Blog.com||98,75%||1d 12h 15m|
Typepad and WordPress.com are also popular choices with top bloggers:
- Typepad is used by 16 of the top 100 blogs;
- WordPress.com is used by 5 of the top 100; and
- Blogger is used by 3 of the top 100 blogs.
If you’re considering a blogging service, rather than managing your own site, Royal Pingdom’s stats suggest that TypePad, Blogger and WordPress.com are an order of magnitude more reliable than Windows Live Spaces and other blogging platforms.