With Canada now set as our host’s servers, who is up and about this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 154 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 154 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded an impressive uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (all 6 hosts achieved 100% in Week 153): 

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

This week’s best performer in North America is Lightning Base, with a perfect uptime and the fastest average response time of 253ms. 

We have now completed 14 weeks of testing with our 4 new premium hosts. It’s interesting to observe how closely bunched 5 of our hosts, with Response Times all between 253ms and 325ms. SiteGround was a fair bit of the pace for the 2nd week in a row. And most impressively, one of our budget hosts Lightning Base has outperformed our premium hosts and taken out top spot, well done indeed!!

For next week’s test, I will be changing up our test location to Asia Pacific. Can SiteGround get back to competing?

Uptime Test Results - Week 154 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?