With KeyCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache on board, lets find out which host is minimizing downtime this week in Europe?

Uptime Test – Week 73 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 73 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded an poor uptime performance this week, with just 3 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (5 hosts achieved 100% in Week 72):

  1. SiteGround
  2. InMotion Hosting
  3. Namecheap

This week’s best performer in Europe is SiteGround, with a perfect uptime and the third fastest average response time of 436ms.

The last time we tested from Europe with Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 70), the average response time across our 8 hosts was 522ms, while this week with KeyCDN added, it is slightly faster at 478ms.

This is the second week of our KeyCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study and the addition of KeyCDN is having a minor impact when it comes to response times.

Next week we will change our test location to Asia Pacific, where I expect KeyCDN should help out even more, will it happen though?

Uptime Test Results - Week 73 Summary Table

And this Week’s Winner is…

Uptime Rankings

After 18 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.

Which host has the Best Uptime after 18 Months?