Which host is leading the way in Uptime this week from Europe?
Uptime Test – Week 34 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 34 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded the equal worst uptime performance this week, with just 1 host achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (typically 5 to 6 hosts achieve this each week):
- A2 Hosting
And our winner this week is clearly A2 Hosting, recording both the fastest time of 401ms as well as being the only host to achieve 100% Uptime. The last time we ran this European test (in Week 30 with CloudFlare and WP Rocket), A2’s time was slightly quicker at 360ms.
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 30 was 396ms, while this week it has dropped considerably to 1,316ms.
This is a huge slowdown and paints a very poor picture when it comes to the uptime performance of CloudFlare with W3 Total Cache.
Next week we are testing from Asia PAcific, will these slow speeds continue?
And the Week 34 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.