As we kick off 2018, let’s start the year with no speed optimizers setup. Which host will be the most reliable this week in North America?

Uptime Test – Week 90 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 North American 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

SiteGround Weekly Uptime Results

SiteGround Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Namecheap Weekly Uptime Results

Namecheap Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

GoDaddy Weekly Uptime Results

GoDaddy Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Lightning Base Weekly Uptime Results

Lightning Base Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

InMotion Hosting Weekly Uptime Results

InMotion Hosting Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

HostGator Weekly Uptime Results

HostGator Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Bluehost Weekly Uptime Results

Bluehost Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Web Hosting Hub Weekly Uptime Results

Web Hosting Hub Uptime Dashboard & Response Time Chart

Uptime Test – Week 90 Summary Table

Our hosts have recorded another very impressive uptime performance this week, with 7 hosts achieving the ultimate goal of 100% Uptime (7 hosts also achieved 100% in Week 89):

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

This week’s best performer in North America is GoDaddy, with a perfect uptime and the fastest average response time of 230ms.

The last time we tested from North America with MaxCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 87), the average response time across our 8 hosts was 243ms, while this week with all speed improvement plugins removed, it is understandably slower at 1,277ms.

This is the first week of resetting the 2018 baseline speeds in preparation for new Speed Studies. Next week we will change up our test location to Europe, once again expecting a big dropoff in speed.

Uptime Test Results - Week 90 Summary Table

And this Week’s Winner is…

Uptime Rankings

After 2 years 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 2 Years?