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Up-time you can rely on
Robin Staple | August 29, 2013 | ChurchSuite Updates

Up-time you can rely on

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The best church management system is only any good when it can be reached and used. After all, what use is the best software when its users can't log in, or when it crashes half way through sending that key email to your church members? None whatsoever. Which is why we go to great lengths at ChurchApp to optimise our "up time" - the amount of time ChurchApp is up and running. 

How do we ensure ChurchApp stays "up"?

 Firstly, ChurchApp runs on dedicated servers, which means we don't share our servers with other applications. A typical website will share a server with hundreds of other sites.

 Then, we make sure there are redundant network connections, back-up power supplies and round-the-clock server monitoring with automatic error alerts.

 Finally, our servers are in the UK - this means that there is a lower likelihood of an ISP network outage affecting your connectivity.

So, how are we doing in terms of "up-time"?

Today, we are pleased to announce that in the past year, our up-time has been:

99.98% (as measured by pingdom.com)

This means that, of the last 365 days, or 8,760 hours, or 31.5 million seconds, ChurchApp was up and running almost all of the time. Understandably, we are thrilled about this statistic!

Why does it matter?

With more and more UK churches now relying on ChurchApp on a weekly (even daily) basis with their key data and communications, we are seeing unprecedented use of our church management system. Making sure that churches can do their important work without major interruptions is of the utmost importance to us - it is more important to us than any new feature we build (though there are a lot of new features in the pipeline too). As far as we're concerned, churches need to know that their church management system is robust, secure and reliable.

Going forward...

Going forward, we will continue to do everything possible to ensure ChurchApp is dependable and solid - something that churches can rely on.

Post by Robin Staple

Robin Staple, ChurchSuite