Which of our hosts are performing best at uptime this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 51 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 North America 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 2 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 51 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a very impressive uptime performance this week, with 6 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (1 host achieved 100% in Week 50):

  1. GoDaddy
  2. SiteGround
  3. InMotion Hosting
  4. Namecheap
  5. Web Hosting Hub
  6. HostGator

And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 245ms. The last time we ran this North America test (in Week 48 with Kraken), GoDaddy’s time was slightly slower at 248ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from Kraken to ShortPixel, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 48 was 1,661ms, while this week it has improved to 1,506ms. Note: If we ignore the extremely poor performance of DreamHost (now the 7th week in a row and is in line to be replaced by another host unless there is a sudden improvement), the average response time is 1,113ms for Kraken and 1,027ms for ShortPixel.

This is the first week of our ShortPixel Speed Study and the early signs are looking promising for ShortPixel.

Next week we will be heading off to Europe, will ShortPixel continue to outperform??

Uptime Test Results - Week 51 Summary Table

And for the 5th 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?