With W3 Total Cache now setup, which of our hosts are showing off their hovering skills this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 57 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 57 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (6 hosts achieved 100% in Week 56):

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

This week’s contest was really close, with GoDaddy just edging out InMotion Hosting, with a perfect uptime and a response time of 244ms.

Checking in on the overall performance of changing from WP Super Cache to W3 Total Cache, the average response time across our 8 hosts in Week 54 was 968ms, while this week it is ridiculously faster at 298ms.

This is the first week of our W3 Total Cache Speed Study and the early signs are pointing to a massive improvement in response times.

Next week we move our test to Europe, I wonder whether W3 Total Cache will continue to outperform WP Super Cache?

Uptime Test Results - Week 57 Summary Table

And for the 3rd Week in a Row
the 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?