Most Reliable WordPress Host 2019

After 10 months of live testing, let’s find out which hosts are proving to be the most reliable in the Uptime Rankings.

Weekly Uptime Testing Method

  • Compare 6 WordPress Hosts
  • Use 6 Live Sites, each with a Different Host but with Identical Content (you can check them out here)
  • Use Pingdom Uptime Test

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  • Testing Locations: North America, Europe & Asia Pacific
  • Frequency of Weekly Testing: Every Minute across the Last 7 Days
  • Total Number of Tests = 1 x60 x24 x7 x6 x40 = 1,419,200 (xMinutes xHours xDays xSites xWeeks)
  • Uptime testing is confirming that the website is actually accessible to visitors
  • An example of why an outage (or downtime) can occur is scheduled maintenance of the server the website is hosted on

 

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

2019 Tests

Uptime Rankings – Jan 2019 to Oct 2019

Congratulations to Pressidium for being the most reliable host!! Across the 10 months since Pressidium was added, they have only recorded 8 minutes of downtime, which is truly remarkable. 

At the other end of the scale is Kinsta and Lightning Base, who have both experienced a disastrous week of downtime.

For Lightning Base it was their Week 143 performance where they experienced 119 minutes of downtime. This is very uncharacteristic of Lightning Base, as I’ve previously tested them for almost 2 years, and their total downtime over this time was only 65 minutes. 

While Kinsta’s horror week occurred in Week 152 where they experienced a whopping 223 minutes of downtime.

Note: To make sure all hosts are treated equally (regardless of how long they have been included in our tests), an annualized downtime is used. The Uptime Score is calculated, where 99.9% Uptime is considered the minimum performance and given 0%. The best performance is given 100%, with the remaining results relative to these extremes.

 

What’s Next?

Going forward, I am very keen to see whether Lightning Base and Kinsta can continue avoiding horror weeks and prove their poor weeks were a one off. And at the other end of the scale, can Pressidium continue their remarkable uptime performance and finish 2019 as our most reliable host?

 

Most Reliable Hosts Chart - Jan 2019 to Oct 2019
Uptime Rankings Table - Jan 2019 to Oct 2019

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06 Jan 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

And the Most Reliable Host is…

Overall Rankings

To crown an overall champion, we have combined our weekly Speed & Uptime tests together.

Which Host is Best Overall?