How are our hosts going this week when it comes to Uptime?

Uptime Test – Week 49 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

WordPress Host #4: DreamHost

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

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Uptime Test – Week 49 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 achieved 100% in Week 48):

  1. GoDaddy
  2. SiteGround
  3. HostGator

And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 527ms. The last time we ran this European test (in Week 46 with EWWW), GoDaddy’s time was much slower at 826ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from EWWW to Kraken, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 46 was 1,860ms, while this week it has slowed to 1,982ms. Note: If we ignore the poor performance by DreamHost (now 5th week in a row and changes are being implemented following initial investigation), the average response time is 1,541ms for EWWW and 1,437ms for Kraken.

This is the second week of our Kraken Speed Study and its looking like it is a fairly close contest between EWWW & Kraken.

Next week we will swing our test location to Asia Pacific to see if we can work out which plugin is the better performer?

Uptime Test Results - Week 49 Summary Table

And for the 3rd Week in a Row
the 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?