We’re off to Europe to find out which hosts were most reliable?

Uptime Test – Week 18 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 Locations across Europe
  • 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

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: A2 Hosting

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: DreamHost

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Uptime Test – Week 18 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime:

  1. DreamHost
  2. HostGator
  3. SiteGround
  4. Bluehost
  5. GoDaddy

And our winner this week is DreamHost, recording the fastest time of 243ms! The last time we ran this Europe test (in Week 14), DreamHost’s time was 1020ms, quite the improvement!!

And DreamHost is not alone, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 14 was 935ms, while this week it has dropped to 347ms. The positive impact thanks to Caching is truly impressive!!

Uptime Test Results - Week 18 Summary Table

And the Week 18 Winner is…

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Uptime Rankings

After 18 weeks 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.

Who has the Best Uptime after 18 Weeks?