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
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
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):
- A2 Hosting
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.
For the 2nd Week in a Row
the Winner is…
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.