And they had some serious network issues on Monday too
For a few hours on Monday, 30% of pings to my server were being dropped. I thought it was my server until I found that pinging www.1and1.co.uk only had a 30% success rate too.
The support monkey kept telling me to reboot my server, but couldn't explain to me how that would fix their web server. It was only when I told him their network was shagged (verbatim, much to the amusement of the people in my office) that he thought that I might be serious.
Throughout the the last two days status.1and1.co.uk said "All systems functional". Like fuck they were.
I'm now going to set up a script to check the page every 10 minutes and email me when it doesn't say "All systems functional". I may even start a sweepstake on when I get the email.
To be fair though, they're pretty cheap for a dedicated server, and the uptime has been pretty good up to this point, so I suppose you get what you pay for. <sigh>