Hostinger Uptime & Performance
What I really respect about Hostinger is that they publicly display their server status. They list all of their available servers and show their customers (and potential customers) if there’s been any downtime and how long this went on for. The page regularly refreshes to keep those interested up to date.
In fairness, the majority of their servers boast a 100% uptime record. However, some have fallen a little short, but Hostinger don’t hide this. You can see how long each server has been up (or down), and view the history of each server too.
What’s more, if you’re interested (which I was), you can click on each individual server to learn more. Here you’ll find data for the last 7 days, including the reason why there was any downtime, as well as the average response time.
For me this shows just how transparent Hostinger are. They aren’t afraid to hide their stats, and are even willing to let customers see the full details of any outages. I know this sounds a bit mad, but I’d be tempted to choose Hostinger based on this, even though they only guarantee a 99.9% uptime (rather than 99.99%).
Hostinger pride themselves on offering a 99.9% uptime guarantee. It may only be 0.01% of a difference, but quite a few others hosts do offer 99.99%. I wanted to see for myself how my website stood up. I was keen to know if I were to host my website on a permanent basis with Hostinger, would I experience much downtime?
The results were in! In the last 24 hours my website hosted with Hostinger experienced zero downtime. However, across the last 7 days the uptime was recorded at 99.93% and over the space of a month (30 days) it was 99.98%.
To be fair, the uptime was quite good! Not as good as other hosts like SiteGround, but it’s not something to stick your nose up at either. All in all, I was quite happy with the results from my uptime tests.
It’s vital for any kind of website to promote fast loading times. No one wants to visit a site that takes ages to load, so yours shouldn’t fall short either. I’m sure you can remember a time where you’ve been waiting for a website to load and have eventually abandoned it.
On average, if a website takes longer than 3 seconds to load, people will start losing interest. In fact, almost half (40%) of people will abandon a site if it doesn’t load quickly. Not only will this affect visitors to your website, it will damage your SEO score too.
Hostinger has web hosting servers in the U.K., U.S.A., and Asia. According to Hostinger, these servers are on a 1000 Mbps connection speed to adhere to their loading time SLAs. Naturally, I wanted to check this out for myself and see how long it took for my unoptimised website to load.
The industry standard website load time is just under 900 ms. I was pleased that my website loading in just 263 ms without any kind of optimisation. A standard WordPres install via Hostinger’s cPanel produced a performance grade of 87 (grade B) without me having to do anything!