With W3 Total Cache now setup, lets find out which host is most reliable this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 135 Method

  • Compare 8 WordPress Hosts
  • Use 8 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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  • Location of Test: 10 North American Locations
  • Plugins Installed: W3 Total Cache
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Minute across the Last 7 Days
  • Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x60 x24 x7 x8 = 80,640 (xMinutes xHours xDays xSites)
  • 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

Which WordPress Hosts can ace the uptime test this week?

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

Weekly Tests

SiteGround Weekly Uptime Results

SiteGround Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Namecheap Weekly Uptime Results

Namecheap Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

GoDaddy Weekly Uptime Results

GoDaddy Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Lightning Base Weekly Uptime Results

Lightning Base Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

InMotion Hosting Weekly Uptime Results

InMotion Hosting Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

HostGator Weekly Uptime Results

HostGator Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Bluehost Weekly Uptime Results

Bluehost Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Web Hosting Hub Weekly Uptime Results

Web Hosting Hub Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Uptime Test – Week 135 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a below average uptime performance this week, with only 4 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts achieved 100% in Week 134):

  1. Lightning Base
  2. Bluehost
  3. Web Hosting Hub
  4. HostGator

This week’s best performer in North America is Lightning Base, with a perfect uptime and the fastest average response time of 129ms.

The last time we tested from North America (with WP Super Cache setup in Week 132), the average response time across our 8 hosts was 1,078ms, while this week with W3 Total Cache on board, it is significantly faster at 211ms.

This is the first week of our W3 Total Cache Speed Study and the early signs are pointing to W3 Total Cache being far superior than WP Super Cache, when it comes to Response Times.

For the next week, I will change up our testing location to Latin America. I wonder whether W3 Total Cache will continue their impressive performance?

Uptime Test Results - Week 135 Summary Table

And this Week’s Winner is…

Uptime Rankings

After 2+ years of testing, let’s summarize all the results to see how our 8 hosts are performing overall. It will also allow us to find out which host is currently leading our uptime challenge.

Which host has the Best Uptime after 2+ Years?