There's one thing which I believe I never mentioned so far, though it is certainly worth to be mentioned. db4free.net runs on a dedicated server at easyspeedy.com from Denmark, who use servers from Sun Microsystems and are a Certified Sun Partner.
I got reminded of this fact when I received an email from easyspeedy, wishing me a good new year, telling me about plans for 2009 and including the uptime statistics of 2008, which were as follows:
10 months of 100% uptime
1 month of 99.98% uptime
1 month of 99.97% uptime
Sure, uptime on db4free.net was a bit lower since these statistics only show how much the server has been up (and down) on their side.
Anyway, it's one more example where MySQL and Sun Microsystems come together in some sort of way.