Real Web Hosting Stats

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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 99.95 percent. Its best run was 100.00 %, but has been as bad as 91.88 %. StableHost's most recent result on Feb 20 was 98.75 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
2017-02-2098.750 %18 mins4545 ms
2017-02-1999.583 %6 mins1510 ms
2017-02-18100.000 %0 mins0510 ms
2017-02-1799.583 %6 mins1553 ms
2017-02-1696.111 %56 mins7656 ms
2017-02-1598.889 %16 mins1540 ms
2017-02-1498.889 %16 mins1508 ms
2017-02-13100.000 %0 mins0493 ms
2017-02-1299.167 %12 mins1481 ms
2017-02-11100.000 %0 mins0482 ms
2017-02-1099.583 %6 mins1524 ms
2017-02-09100.000 %0 mins0495 ms
2017-02-08100.000 %0 mins0548 ms
2017-02-0798.611 %20 mins2596 ms
2017-02-0698.376 %23 mins2574 ms
2017-02-0598.333 %24 mins2557 ms
2017-02-0499.931 %1 mins1532 ms
2017-02-03100.000 %0 mins0493 ms
2017-02-0298.889 %16 mins1466 ms
2017-02-01100.000 %0 mins0437 ms
2017-01-31100.000 %0 mins0445 ms
2017-01-30100.000 %0 mins0523 ms
2017-01-29100.000 %0 mins0500 ms
2017-01-2899.583 %6 mins1543 ms
2017-01-2799.028 %14 mins1503 ms
2017-01-26100.000 %0 mins0499 ms
2017-01-25100.000 %0 mins0479 ms
2017-01-24100.000 %0 mins0462 ms
2017-01-23100.000 %0 mins0459 ms
2017-01-2298.681 %19 mins3612 ms
2017-01-2199.931 %1 mins1535 ms
2017-01-20100.000 %0 mins0561 ms
2017-01-19100.000 %0 mins0520 ms
2017-01-18100.000 %0 mins0495 ms
2017-01-1797.982 %29 mins2566 ms
2017-01-1699.167 %12 mins1492 ms
2017-01-15100.000 %0 mins0482 ms
2017-01-14100.000 %0 mins0459 ms
2017-01-13100.000 %0 mins0445 ms
2017-01-1299.861 %2 mins1531 ms
2017-01-11100.000 %0 mins0548 ms
2017-01-1098.472 %22 mins2620 ms
2017-01-09100.000 %0 mins0551 ms
2017-01-08100.000 %0 mins0532 ms
2017-01-0799.306 %10 mins2587 ms
2017-01-06100.000 %0 mins0553 ms
2017-01-05100.000 %0 mins0551 ms
2017-01-04100.000 %0 mins0542 ms
2017-01-0398.542 %21 mins1592 ms
2017-01-02100.000 %0 mins0528 ms
2017-01-01100.000 %0 mins0530 ms
2016-12-31100.000 %0 mins0566 ms
2016-12-30100.000 %0 mins0527 ms
2016-12-29100.000 %0 mins0512 ms
2016-12-2899.097 %13 mins2481 ms
2016-12-27100.000 %0 mins0472 ms
2016-12-2699.306 %10 mins1468 ms
2016-12-25100.000 %0 mins0459 ms
2016-12-24100.000 %0 mins0467 ms
2016-12-23100.000 %0 mins0491 ms
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