With our host servers now moved to Canada, who is performing most reliably this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 151 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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  • Location of Host Server: Canada
  • Location of Test: 10 North American Locations
  • Plugins Installed: None
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Minute across the Last 7 Days
  • Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x60 x24 x7 x6 = 60,480 (xMinutes xHours xDays xSites)
  • Uptime testing is confirming that the website is actually accessible to visitors
  • An example of why downtime might 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

LIGHTNING BASE Weekly Uptime Results

Lightning Base Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

flywheel Weekly Uptime Results

Flywheel Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

kinsta Weekly Uptime Results

Kinsta Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Pressidium Weekly Uptime Results

Pressidium Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

WP ENGINE Weekly Uptime Results

WP Engine Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Uptime Test – Week 151 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded an impressive uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (4 hosts achieved 100% in Week 150): 

  1. Flywheel
  2. Pressidium
  3. WP Engine
  4. Kinsta
  5. Lightning Base

This week’s best performer in North America is Flywheel, with a perfect uptime and the fastest average response time of 294ms. 

We have now completed 11 weeks of testing with our 4 new premium hosts. With the exception of an extremely poor week for Lightning Base in Week 143, all of our hosts have performed well. And with this being our first test from each hosts Canadian server (where available), Flywheel has taken the early lead in Canada.

For next week’s test, I will be changing up our test location to Europe. Can Flywheel continue to perform best?

Uptime Test Results - Week 151 Summary Table

And this Week’s Winner is…

Uptime Rankings

With 10 weeks of testing on USA servers now complete, click below to find out which host proved to be most reliable so far in 2019.

Which host is most reliable in 2019?