Which host is up and about this week in Europe?

Uptime Test – Week 46 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

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  • 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?

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

Weekly Tests

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: Namecheap

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

A sample of the Uptime Status (Over 3 pages in total):

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 46 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a poor uptime performance this week, with just 3 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts also achieved 100% in Week 45):

  1. InMotion Hosting
  2. SiteGround
  3. Web Hosting Hub

And our winner this week is InMotion Hosting, recording the fastest time of 1,420ms (from those who achieved 100% Uptime). The last time we ran this European test (in Week 43 with Imagify), InMotion’s time was slightly slower at 1,480ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from Imagify to EWWW, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 43 was 1,492ms, while this week it has slowed considerably to 1,860ms. Note: If we ignore the poor performance by DreamHost (2nd week in a row), the average response time reduces to 1,541ms.

This is the second week of our EWWW Speed Study and things are not looking good for EWWW. Next week, the Uptime Test will be run from Asia Pacific, I wonder whether EWWW will finish strong?

Uptime Test Results - Week 46 Summary Table

And the Week 46 Winner is…


Uptime Rankings

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.

Who has the Best Uptime after 9 Months?