With KeyCDN, Cloudflare & WP Super Cache up and running, lets check in and see which host is performing reliably this week in Europe?
Uptime Test – Week 76 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
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
Uptime Test – Week 76 Summary Table
Our hosts have recorded a much improved uptime performance this week, with 5 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (only 2 hosts achieved 100% in Week 75):
- Lightning Base
This week’s best performer in Europe is Lightning Base, with a perfect uptime and the fastest average response time of 353ms.
The last time we tested from Europe with KeyCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 73), the average response time across our 8 hosts was 478ms, while this week with WP Super Cache replacing W3 Total Cache, it is significantly slower at 1,456ms.
This is the second week of our KeyCDN, Cloudflare & WP Super Cache Speed Study and its really looking as though WP Super Cache is having a massive negative impact to our response times.
Next week we will swing our testing location over to Asia Pacific, I wonder whether this will make any difference for WP Super Cache?
And this Week’s Winner is…
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.