Which of our hosts are enjoying being up and about this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 54 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 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?

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

Weekly Tests

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: Namecheap

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: Lightning Base

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Uptime Test – Week 54 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a very impressive uptime performance this week, with 7 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts also achieved 100% in Week 53):

  1. Lightning Base
  2. GoDaddy
  3. SiteGround
  4. InMotion Hosting
  5. Namecheap
  6. Web Hosting Hub
  7. Bluehost

And our winner this week is Lightning Base, recording the fastest time of 204ms. This is a very impressive debut for Lightning Base, overtaking GoDaddy who have been the fastest for the last 7 weeks in
a row.

Checking in on the overall performance of adding WP Super Cache to ShortPixel, the average response time across our 7 hosts in Week 51 was 1,027ms, while this week it is slightly slower at 1,077ms. Note: With DreamHost just being replaced by Lightning Base, the comparison is using the other 7 hosts.

This is the first week of our WP Super Cache Speed Study and the early signs are that it’s not having a significant impact to response times.

Next week we move our test to Europe, will WP Super Cache start showing faster speeds?

Uptime Test Results - Week 54 Summary Table

And the Week 54 Winner is…


Uptime Rankings

After 12 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 12 Months?