Did our hosts achieve 100% uptime this week?

Our tests are checking from a worldwide perspective – which host will excel?

Uptime Test – Week 8 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 Locations across North America, Europe & Asia Pacific
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Minute across the Last 7 Days
  • Total Number of 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

Total Tests

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: A2 Hosting

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: DreamHost

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Uptime Test – Week 8 Summary Table

Another solid week of results with 4 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime:

  1. A2 Hosting
  2. GoDaddy
  3. SiteGround
  4. Bluehost

The roller coaster ride for A2 Hosting continued, after falling to 7th place last week it has recovered to not only achieve 100% uptime, it also overtook GoDaddy for the fastest average response time!!

Uptime Test Results - Week 8 Summary Table

And The Week 8 Winner is…

A2 Hosting


Uptime Rankings

After 8 weeks of testing, I think it’s time to 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 8 Weeks?