With our host servers based in Australia and with WP Rocket along for the ride, which host is up and about this week when we test from North America?
Uptime Test – Week 189 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
- Location of Host Server: Australia
- Location of Test: 10 North American Locations
- Caching 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?
Identical Live Sites
SiteGround Weekly Uptime Results
LIGHTNING BASE Weekly Uptime Results
flywheel Weekly Uptime Results
kinsta Weekly Uptime Results
Pressidium Weekly Uptime Results
WP ENGINE Weekly Uptime Results
Uptime Test – Week 189 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded an impressive performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (4 hosts achieved 100% in Week 188):
- Lightning Base
This week’s best performer in North America is Flywheel, combining a perfect uptime with the fastest average response time of 644ms.
We have now completed 49 weeks of testing with our 4 new premium hosts. This marks the 9th week that we’ve tested from Australian based host servers, and the 4th with plugin caching support turned on.
Flywheel has been the best performed so far from Australian servers, taking the honors 4 weeks out of 9.
At the other end of the spectrum is WP Engine, who have once again experienced outages, this week with 4 minutes. This continues a worrying recent trend for WP Engine, who have now racked up 111 minutes of outages in the last 5 weeks. Compared to just 13 minutes of downtime in the first 40 weeks, this is a drastic dropoff.
For next week’s test, I will change up the test location from North America to Asia Pacific. I am most interested to find out whether WP Engine is able to stop incurring downtimes?
And this Week’s Winner is…
With 40 weeks of testing on USA, UK, Canadian & Indian servers now complete, click below to find out which host proved to be most reliable so far in 2019.