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Is StableHost reliable? StableHost Uptime Stats

StableHost's claim to fame is their stability. They've been around since 2009 and host around 32,000 domains. They have data centers located in Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

I have purchased a hosting plan on StableHost 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 NameStable
Cost$5.95/month
Disk Space7GB
BandwidthUnlimited
Uptime Guarantee99.9%
Money-Back Guarantee45 days
NotesSite was ready within minutes after I purchased.

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

StableHost Uptime Test Results

StableHost (full benchmark) performs mediocre in the Uptime test, with an average result of 99.94 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 91.88 %. StableHost's most recent result on Jun 28 was 100.00 percent. Stablehost really lives up to its name - proving itself with one of the best uptime percentages around, it truly is stable. Not sure I've witnessed an outage more than a minute or two with them. That's unheard of. Kudos, Stablehost.

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

Recent Raw Results for StableHost

Date Uptime Downtime Outages Avg Response Time
2017-06-28100.000 %0 mins0463 ms
2017-06-27100.000 %0 mins0439 ms
2017-06-26100.000 %0 mins0418 ms
2017-06-25100.000 %0 mins0430 ms
2017-06-24100.000 %0 mins0452 ms
2017-06-23100.000 %0 mins0472 ms
2017-06-22100.000 %0 mins0487 ms
2017-06-2199.931 %1 mins1456 ms
2017-06-20100.000 %0 mins0510 ms
2017-06-19100.000 %0 mins0562 ms
2017-06-18100.000 %0 mins0562 ms
2017-06-17100.000 %0 mins0560 ms
2017-06-16100.000 %0 mins0575 ms
2017-06-15100.000 %0 mins0533 ms
2017-06-14100.000 %0 mins0537 ms
2017-06-1399.931 %1 mins1621 ms
2017-06-12100.000 %0 mins0553 ms
2017-06-11100.000 %0 mins0560 ms
2017-06-10100.000 %0 mins0524 ms
2017-06-09100.000 %0 mins0534 ms
2017-06-08100.000 %0 mins0518 ms
2017-06-07100.000 %0 mins0478 ms
2017-06-06100.000 %0 mins0440 ms
2017-06-0599.722 %4 mins3511 ms
2017-06-04100.000 %0 mins0474 ms
2017-06-03100.000 %0 mins0458 ms
2017-06-02100.000 %0 mins0476 ms
2017-06-01100.000 %0 mins0442 ms
2017-05-31100.000 %0 mins0428 ms
2017-05-3099.583 %6 mins1435 ms
2017-05-29100.000 %0 mins0446 ms
2017-05-28100.000 %0 mins0469 ms
2017-05-27100.000 %0 mins0464 ms
2017-05-26100.000 %0 mins0478 ms
2017-05-25100.000 %0 mins0466 ms
2017-05-24100.000 %0 mins0400 ms
2017-05-23100.000 %0 mins0348 ms
2017-05-22100.000 %0 mins0353 ms
2017-05-21100.000 %0 mins0308 ms
2017-05-20100.000 %0 mins0355 ms
2017-05-19100.000 %0 mins0355 ms
2017-05-18100.000 %0 mins0374 ms
2017-05-1799.167 %12 mins2397 ms
2017-05-16100.000 %0 mins0420 ms
2017-05-15100.000 %0 mins0460 ms
2017-05-1499.583 %6 mins1463 ms
2017-05-13100.000 %0 mins0501 ms
2017-05-12100.000 %0 mins0489 ms
2017-05-1198.889 %16 mins1491 ms
2017-05-10100.000 %0 mins0539 ms
2017-05-09100.000 %0 mins0536 ms
2017-05-08100.000 %0 mins0527 ms
2017-05-07100.000 %0 mins0524 ms
2017-05-06100.000 %0 mins0538 ms
2017-05-05100.000 %0 mins0534 ms
2017-05-04100.000 %0 mins0529 ms
2017-05-03100.000 %0 mins0534 ms
2017-05-02100.000 %0 mins0470 ms
2017-05-01100.000 %0 mins0384 ms
2017-04-30100.000 %0 mins0392 ms
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