Let’s find out how reliable our hosts are in North America this week?

Uptime Test – Week 29 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 North American 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?

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 29 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (compared to 6 last week):

  1. DreamHost
  2. A2 Hosting
  3. GoDaddy
  4. SiteGround
  5. Bluehost

And our winner this week is DreamHost, recording the fastest time of 161ms. The last time we ran this North American test (in Week 25 with KeyCDN), DreamHost’s time was 101ms, so quite a bit slower with CloudFlare.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from KeyCDN to CloudFlare, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 25 was 137ms, while this week it is noticeably slower at 200ms.

Uptime Test Results - Week 29 Summary Table

For the 2nd Week in a Row
the Winner is…

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Uptime Rankings

After 26 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 26 Weeks?