Web Hosting Uptime Review (August 2014)

This is a quick uptime roundup on some of the web hosts I am currently tracking (read previous uptime reviews here, here, and here). In summary, we had two perfect uptime record for the past 30 days – FatCow and WP Engine; while most of the rest flirting around 99.8% – 99.97% in uptime, which is not too bad in my opinion.

Here are the charts and my comments.

WP Engine Uptime Score – 100%

WP Engine Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

WP Engine Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

FatCow Uptime Score – 100%

FatCow Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

FatCow Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

InMotion Hosting – 99.92% (Surprise Surprise)

After an unbelievably long record of 100% uptime (1,638 hours and 57 minutes to be exact, equals to 68.25 days), my InMotion Hosting finally went down on August 21, 2014 due to an internal server error. In result, the web host recorded a 99.92% uptime for the past 30 days.

InMotion Hosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

InMotion Hosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

HostMetro – 99.6%; IX Web Hosting 99.92%

There are two newcomers in my tracking list – Host Metro, and IX Web Hosting. Host Metro recorded a 99.6% uptime for the past 30 days. According to Host Metro manager – they were constantly above 99.9% before this, the significant downtime was due to server configuration errors – read my review to learn more. In relative, IX Web Hosting was doing much better – the web host recorded 430 hour and 51 minutes uptime duration before going down for 2.5 hours in August. In result, IX scored 99.92% uptime from July 13th – August 14th. The following are the uptime chart recorded from Uptime Robot.

IX Web Hosting Uptime for the past 30 days (August 11, 2014)

IX Web Hosting  Past 30 Days Uptime (August, 2014)

Host Metro Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

Host Metro Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

RoseHosting – 99.87%

RoseHosting is one of the few in my list that does not oversell. Rose was 99.87% up for the past 30 days. According to Uptime Robot, the web host accumulated 55 minutes of downtime in August, 2014 so far.

RoseHosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

RoseHosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

Other Web Hosting Services

Here are the uptime scores for bunch of other web hosting services that I am tracking.

The Good – WebHostingHub (99.9%), SiteGround (99.96%)

After two awful months, WebHostingHub is now back on track. The web host recorded only 15 minutes of downtime for August so far and hit a 99.9% uptime for the past 30 days. As for SiteGround – well, these guys are above 99.95% ever since I started tracking them so there isn’t much to say.

WebHostigHub Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

WebHostigHub Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.9%

SiteGround Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

SiteGround Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.96%

The Bad – Arvixe (99.89%), iPage and A2 Hosting (both 99.7%), BlueHost (99.43%)

BlueHost recorded 4 hours of downtime after a long 431 hours of 100%-up record. I have no idea what caused the server outage; but as you can see it affected the site uptime score badly. The other few that scored below their usual uptime scores are iPage, A2 Hosting, and Arvixe.

Arvixe Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

Arvixe Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.89%

iPage Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

iPage Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.7%

A2 Hosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August)

A2 Hosting Past 30 Days Uptime (August) – 99.7%

BlueHost Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

BlueHost Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.43%

Arvixe Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014)

Arvixe Past 30 Days Uptime (August 2014) – 99.89%

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And that wraps up for our August Uptime Reviews. Note that there are quite a number of hosting services not included in this post. To find out more about them, you can check out my full hosting review list here.