With W3 Total Cache setup, let’s check in and find out how reliable our hosts have been in Asia Pacific this week?

Uptime Test – Week 59 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 Asia Pacific 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 59 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded an impressive uptime performance this week, with 6 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts achieved 100% in Week 58):

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

This week’s best performer in Asia Pacific is GoDaddy, with a perfect uptime and the fastest response time of 709ms.

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 56 (the last time we tested from Asia Pacific) was 1,826ms, while this week it is considerably faster at 1,056ms.

This is the third and final week of our W3 Total Cache Speed Study and it’s looking as though W3 Total Cache has a significant edge over WP Super Cache when it comes to response times. I will summarize all the results here.

Next week we will change our Caching solution to a premium offering called WP Rocket. I wonder how it will compare?

Uptime Test Results - Week 59 Summary Table

And the Week 59 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?