Which host is proving that they are the most reliable this week in North America?
Uptime Test – Week 33 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 33 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded another poor uptime performance this week, with just 3 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (typically 5 to 6 hosts achieve this each week):
- InMotion Hosting
And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 210ms from the hosts achieving 100% Uptime. The last time we ran this North American test (in Week 29 with CloudFlare and WP Rocket), GoDaddy’s time was also 210ms.
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 29 was 200ms, while this week it is way slower at 961ms.
This is a huge slowdown and paints a poor picture when it comes to the uptime performance of CloudFlare with W3 Total Cache.
Next week we are testing from Europe, will these slow speeds continue?
And the Week 33 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.