With WP Rocket now added to our host servers based in the UK, which host is proving to be most reliable this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 166 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: UK
  • Location of Test: 10 North American Locations
  • Plugins Installed: WP Rocket
  • 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 166 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a perfect uptime performance this week, with all 6 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts achieved 100% in Week 165): 

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

This week’s best performer in North America is Flywheel, combining a perfect uptime with the fastest average response time of 543ms.

We have now completed 26 weeks of testing with our 4 new premium hosts. This marks the 6th week that we’ve tested from UK based host servers, and and the 1st with the caching support of WP Rocket.

The most interesting takeaway from this weeks results is how close the response times are for all 6 hosts. To see our budget hosts of Lightning Base & SiteGround compete with the 4 premium hosts is fantastic. WP Rocket has been especially helpful to SiteGround, as they were well off the pace these last 5 weeks without the assistance of WP Rocket.

For next week’s test, I will change up the test location from North America to Europe. I wonder whether any hosts will split away from the crowd?

Uptime Test Results - Week 166 Summary Table

And this Week’s Winner is…

Uptime Rankings

With 20 weeks of testing on USA & Canadian 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?