Then you deal with problems. One person's money situation doesn't change the reality of what's required to keep a site up and running.
You probably should have said you were broke in the first post, instead of going with "losing $500 per session" line. See how different they sound?
You could have an $8 account here and an $8 account somewhere else. That's having a Plan B, for much less than $100/month.
Uptime claims are for marketing purposes only. Every single host, without exception, will have problems. Dreamhost has been around a long time, but they didn't invent downtime.
99% uptime would be about 7 hours of downtime every month. Is that what you want?
The mistake you made was thinking that a single shared hosting account is enough to keep an important business 100% reliable.
It does have quality. Were you complaining the whole time everything was fine?
And maybe you couldn't figure out that it's still just a single shared hosting account. You're paying for extra features--nothing more. Get it?
Boo hoo. What you need to accept, whether you're poor or not, is that people without a backup plan will never be able to offer the stability of someone that does. Do you think people with more money than you should have to settle for less, just to make the poor people feel better?
Between spending more money than you make, acting like a victim instead of improving your situation, and not even having a basic understanding of how simple & cheap it is to have a backup plan--it sounds like your business will do great. Good luck!
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