How to find out uptime status of my VPS

I love to use netcraft for see how my vps server serve me.

Just change this address to your need :

If netcraft has your data they will show you data like this one but if not you must wait for few days 🙂

From my point of view this picture talk about :

  • Electricity : plenty of electric supply
  • Good hardware
  • Good network connectivity
  • Good vps management

Good network connectivity mean more than uptime but if you can get uptime and good connectivity together then you have no worries.

If you need real uptime status you can login to your console and type :

# w

09:54:50 up 257 days, 12:49,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.03, 0.00
USER     TTY      FROM              [email protected]   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
root     pts/1    123.456.123.234   09:30    0.00s  0.02s  0.00s w

as you see at the moment my vps server run for 257 days.

or you see from uptime command.

# uptime

09:56:19 up 257 days, 12:51,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.02, 0.00

or with top command.

# top

top – 09:57:07 up 257 days, 12:52,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.00
Tasks:  66 total,   1 running,  65 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.3%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni, 97.6%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  2.1%st
Mem:    262364k total,   252180k used,    10184k free,    26444k buffers
Swap:   524280k total,     3404k used,   520876k free,    64664k cached

But still don’t rely on uptime as the network connectivity is the key to score your vps. I ever use vps that good in uptime ( from order time to leave time is no difference) but always get down. I compare it with my personal observation plus monitoring uptime service.