With W3 Total Cache on board, which of our hosts are flying highest for longest this week in Europe?

Uptime Test – Week 58 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: Lightning Base

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Uptime Test – Week 58 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded a solid uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts also achieved 100% in Week 57):

  1. Lightning Base
  2. GoDaddy
  3. InMotion Hosting
  4. Web Hosting Hub
  5. Bluehost

This week’s best performer in Europe is Lightning Base, with a perfect uptime and a response time of 425ms.

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 55 (the last time we tested from Europe) was 1,352ms, while this week it is ridiculously faster at 574ms.

This is the second week of our W3 Total Cache Speed Study and it’s leading to a massive improvement in response times so far.

Next week we move our test to Asia Pacific, will W3 Total Cache continue outperforming WP Super Cache?

Uptime Test Results - Week 58 Summary Table

And the Week 58 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?