Let’s check in and find out how which hosts are performing best in Uptime from Asia Pacific this week?
Uptime Test – Week 31 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 Asia Pacific 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
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 31 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded a very poor uptime performance this week, with just 2 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (compared to 5 last week):
And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 574ms. The last time we ran this Asia Pacific test (in Week 27 with CloudFlare and WP Rocket), GoDaddy’s time was 512ms, so slightly slower with CloudFlare and W3 Total Cache.
Checking in on the overall performance of changing from WP Rocket to W3 Total Cache, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 27 was 530ms, while this week it is way slower at 1,335ms.
This is a huge slowdown and paints a poor picture when it comes to the uptime performance of CloudFlare with W3 Total Cache. Lets see if this trend is confirmed over the next 3 weeks of testing from different locations.
Next week we are off testing from a Worldwide perspective, will the speed and uptime recover?
And the Week 31 Winner is…
After 30 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.