Have been with the current hosting company for a few years now but only in the last half year have I launched a site that meant frequent updates so I've become more aware of down time and really slow loading times. Browsing this forum before posting I've seen the hosting company mentioned as one to go for in the Irish market. I have shared hosting with 4 sites running off it - not once have the combined total of the sites even used 10% of the monthly limits I'm paying for on this hosting package. The maximum number of hits ever on a day was 270 and average is at 130 per day. Sites are textual with minor graphics all web optimised, no flash. I know pagespeed isn't perfect but the lowest site page speed is 83 and YSlow grade of B. Over the last 3 months I would say the hosting has gone down over 10 times (I think it's 15 times but will keep things conservative), once for over 12 hours. Site loads times can go from a few seconds to over a minute. These are just the times I've noticed from going to the site myself - it likely happens more often when I'm just not on the site for a few days and this would explain some off trend major dips in visits here and there. I am not very knowledgeable about what is an adequate service for a hosting package that is shared - are the variable load times and down time standard for a shared site that doesn't even use 10% of the limits?