Which of our hosts is enjoying the most uptime this week?
Uptime Test – Week 45 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 45 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts also achieved 100% in Week 44):
- Web Hosting Hub
And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 263ms. The last time we ran this North American test (in Week 42 with Imagify), GoDaddy’s time was slightly faster at 249ms.
Checking in on the overall performance of changing from Imagify to EWWW, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 42 was 1,130ms, while this week it has slowed considerably to 1,437ms. Note: If we ignore the abnormally poor performance by DreamHost, the average response time reduces to 1,158ms.
This is the first week of our EWWW Speed Study and the early signs are not so promising for EWWW. Next week, the Uptime Test will be run from Europe, I wonder whether EWWW will show any improvement?
For the 11th Week in a Row,
the Winner is…
After 9 months 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.