Which host shone brightly for longest this week?

This week, our tests are focusing on North America – who puts in a peak performance?

Uptime Test – Week 9 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
  • 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 9 Summary Table

Our hosts had a tough time of it this week, with just 2 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime:

  1. A2 Hosting
  2. SiteGround

A2 Hosting has taken out the victory thanks to recording a faster average response time than SiteGround. Will this performance help A2 Hosting move up in the overall uptime rankings?

And for the 1st time in 6 weeks, GoDaddy had an outage, but it was a fairly minor one, leading to just a small drop from 2nd to 3rd.

The biggest mover from last week was Bluehost from 4th to 8th.

Uptime Test Results - Week 9 Summary Table

For the 2nd Week in a Row,
The Weekly Winner is…

A2 Hosting


Uptime Rankings

After 9 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 9 Weeks?