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Is Site5 reliable? Site5 Uptime Stats

Site5 claims to be the "pros" when it comes to web hosting. They pride themselves on a custom control panel, 24/7 support, and data center locations all over the world. They've been around since 1999.

I have purchased a hosting plan on Site5 and set up a typical web site. I use that example website to run these tests. Learn more about how I test.

Here's the plan information I chose:

Plan NameHostPro
Cost$10.95/month
Disk SpaceUnlimited
BandwidthUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%
Money-Back Guarantee45 days
NotesSite was ready within minutes after I purchased, although DNS didn't work for about 30 minutes (even after it had propagated).

Uptime Test

This test is performed by measuring the % uptime of a host. Higher is better.

I use Pingdom to report website uptime. Pingdom is configured to make an HTTP request to the host every minute, and report if it is unreachable. It'll also report an error if the host takes longer than 30 seconds to respond (Yes, that's not actually down, but if your site takes that long to respond it is unusable in my opinion). Pingdom performs this test from at least 3 servers worldwide, and reports a problem if 2/3 servers do no respond.

This test is important if you are concerned about the reliability of your web host (this is important!)

Measuring uptime with Pingdom

Site5 Uptime Test Results

Site5 (full benchmark) performs under par in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.73 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 50.69 %. Site5's most recent result on Jun 28 was 100.00 percent. Honestly, I expected Site5 to have better reliability. They've had a couple instances where my site was down for multiple hours, and that has ruined their overall average. But day-to-day they still have minor outages that annoy me.

Let's see if Site5 is consistent in its uptime stats:

Recent Raw Results for Site5

Date Uptime Downtime Outages Avg Response Time
2017-06-28100.000 %0 mins0497 ms
2017-06-27100.000 %0 mins0504 ms
2017-06-26100.000 %0 mins0492 ms
2017-06-25100.000 %0 mins0488 ms
2017-06-24100.000 %0 mins0472 ms
2017-06-23100.000 %0 mins0505 ms
2017-06-22100.000 %0 mins0534 ms
2017-06-21100.000 %0 mins0519 ms
2017-06-20100.000 %0 mins0491 ms
2017-06-19100.000 %0 mins0505 ms
2017-06-18100.000 %0 mins0521 ms
2017-06-17100.000 %0 mins0526 ms
2017-06-16100.000 %0 mins0534 ms
2017-06-15100.000 %0 mins0513 ms
2017-06-14100.000 %0 mins0507 ms
2017-06-13100.000 %0 mins0491 ms
2017-06-12100.000 %0 mins0478 ms
2017-06-11100.000 %0 mins0522 ms
2017-06-10100.000 %0 mins0562 ms
2017-06-09100.000 %0 mins0479 ms
2017-06-08100.000 %0 mins0477 ms
2017-06-07100.000 %0 mins0461 ms
2017-06-06100.000 %0 mins0491 ms
2017-06-05100.000 %0 mins0482 ms
2017-06-04100.000 %0 mins0485 ms
2017-06-03100.000 %0 mins0473 ms
2017-06-02100.000 %0 mins0498 ms
2017-06-01100.000 %0 mins0564 ms
2017-05-31100.000 %0 mins0506 ms
2017-05-30100.000 %0 mins0495 ms
2017-05-29100.000 %0 mins0613 ms
2017-05-28100.000 %0 mins0683 ms
2017-05-27100.000 %0 mins0646 ms
2017-05-26100.000 %0 mins0629 ms
2017-05-25100.000 %0 mins0572 ms
2017-05-24100.000 %0 mins0525 ms
2017-05-23100.000 %0 mins0531 ms
2017-05-22100.000 %0 mins0537 ms
2017-05-21100.000 %0 mins0520 ms
2017-05-20100.000 %0 mins0514 ms
2017-05-1996.597 %49 mins1565 ms
2017-05-18100.000 %0 mins0589 ms
2017-05-17100.000 %0 mins0618 ms
2017-05-16100.000 %0 mins0580 ms
2017-05-15100.000 %0 mins0509 ms
2017-05-14100.000 %0 mins0519 ms
2017-05-13100.000 %0 mins0528 ms
2017-05-12100.000 %0 mins0559 ms
2017-05-11100.000 %0 mins0572 ms
2017-05-10100.000 %0 mins0624 ms
2017-05-09100.000 %0 mins0606 ms
2017-05-08100.000 %0 mins0581 ms
2017-05-07100.000 %0 mins0559 ms
2017-05-06100.000 %0 mins0568 ms
2017-05-05100.000 %0 mins0549 ms
2017-05-04100.000 %0 mins0621 ms
2017-05-03100.000 %0 mins0611 ms
2017-05-0299.861 %2 mins2634 ms
2017-05-01100.000 %0 mins0560 ms
2017-04-30100.000 %0 mins0521 ms
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