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
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
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):
- Lightning Base
- InMotion Hosting
- Web Hosting Hub
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
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?
And the Week 54 Winner is…
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.