Which of our hosts are ticking along nicely this week in Europe?

Uptime Test – Week 55 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

A sample of the Uptime Status (Over 2 pages in total):

WordPress Host #2: Namecheap

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: Lightning Base

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

A sample of the Uptime Status (Over 2 pages in total):

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

A sample of the Uptime Status (Over 2 pages in total):

Uptime Test – Week 55 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a very disappointing uptime performance this week, with just 1 host achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (7 hosts achieved 100% in Week 54):

  1. GoDaddy

And our winner this week is obviously GoDaddy, being the only host not to experience any downtime. They also recorded the second fastest response time of 523ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of adding WP Super Cache to ShortPixel, the average response time across our 7 hosts in Week 52 was 1,374ms, while this week it is slightly slower at 1,482ms. Note: With DreamHost just being replaced by Lightning Base, the comparison is using the other 7 hosts.

This is the second week of our WP Super Cache Speed Study and it looks as though there is no positive impact to response times. The impact may be more related to total load time, which we will see in the Desktop Speed Tests.

Next week we move our test to Asia Pacific, will the trend of no impact continue?

Uptime Test Results - Week 55 Summary Table

And the Week 55 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?