Let’s take a Worldwide drive and find out which hosts are most reliable this week?
Uptime Test – Week 24 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
- Location of Test: 10 Worldwide Locations
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
Uptime Test – Week 24 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded a slightly better uptime performance this week, with 4 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (compared to 3 last week):
And our winner this week is DreamHost, recording the fastest time of 160ms. The last time we ran this Worldwide test (in Week 20 with WP Rocket), DreamHost’s time was 165ms, so we’re seeing a similar performance with the addition of KeyCDN.
Checking in on the overall performance of adding KeyCDN, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 20 was 225ms, while this week it is slightly slower at 238ms.
And the Week 24 Winner is…
After 22 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.