Which of our hosts are dominating the uptime this week in Europe?

Uptime Test – Week 52 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 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 52 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded an impressive uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (6 hosts achieved 100% in Week 51):

  1. GoDaddy
  2. SiteGround
  3. Web Hosting Hub
  4. Bluehost
  5. HostGator

And our winner this week is GoDaddy, recording the fastest time of 480ms. The last time we ran this European test (in Week 49 with Kraken), GoDaddy’s time was slightly slower at 527ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from Kraken to ShortPixel, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 49 was 1,982ms, while this week it is slighlty slower at 2,003ms. Note: If we ignore the extremely poor performance of DreamHost (now the 8th week in a row and is expected to be replaced by another host), the average response time is 1,437ms for Kraken and 1,374ms for ShortPixel.

This is the second week of our ShortPixel Speed Study and ShortPixel seems to be performing slighlty better than Kraken.

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

Uptime Test Results - Week 52 Summary Table

And for the 6th 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?