Let’s find out how our hosts are going with Uptime this week in Europe?
Uptime Test – Week 30 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 European 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 30 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime:
- A2 Hosting
- Web Hosting Hub
- InMotion Hosting
And our winner this week is DreamHost, recording the fastest time of 270ms. The last time we ran this European test (in Week 26 with KeyCDN), DreamHost’s time was 242ms, so slightly 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 26 was 340ms, while this week it is noticeably slower at 396ms.
For the 3rd 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.