Microsoft’s Blog Site Down 12 Times As Much As WordPress, Blogger

Mar 24th, 2009 | By | 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:

Uptime for blogging services, 10 Nov 2008 – 10 Mar 2009 (4 months)
Site Uptime % Downtime
Typepad 99,99% 14m
Blogger 99,99% 20m
WordPress.com 99,99% 20m
Windows Live Spaces 99,86% 4h 10m
Blogster 99,84% 4h 39m
Squarespace 99,82% 5h 13m
Vox 99,77% 6h 36m
LiveJournal 99,52% 13h 50m
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.

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No Responses to “Microsoft’s Blog Site Down 12 Times As Much As WordPress, Blogger”

  1. Alicia says:

    Does anybody even use Windows Spaces for blogging?

    I mean – outside of Microsoft!

  2. The top eight differ by less than 0.5% in percentage uptime. Is that meaningful for the average blogger? Is it statistically significant given the amount of data collected? I doubt it. I’m not going to adjust my opinions of these blogging services based on this data.

    Reliability also means staying online if your particular blog gets a sudden big increase in page views. This data says nothing about how well the various platforms handle traffic spikes.

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  5. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  6. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  7. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  8. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  9. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  10. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  11. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  12. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

  13. Naat says:

    Today Blogger,Type pad, Word press has taken a large amount of market share due to flexibility of their use. Every people liked for using it.It's no doubt that "Window Live Spaces" has rapidly go down due to very few people are using it.If Microsoft gives some advanced facility for this,then it can be comparable with Word press and Type pad. Any way thanks for sharing.Keep in touch.

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