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Performance Tracking  > 2013 Hurricane Season

WebSitePulse 2013 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary


After three months of monitoring the most popular websites for natural disasters - to see how they would handle heavy traffic and any technical outage- the hurricane season is finally over and we are ready to report these websites’ availability and uptime.

Response time

The response time of four of the monitored websites remained below 1 second on average, which is excellent considering it is of utmost importance that these websites load as quickly as possible during the hurricane season. Only floridadisaster.org scored above 3 seconds on average.

Availability

Nhc.noaa.gov recorded 100% uptime for the whole season meaning it did not experience any technical outage for 3 months during the whole period. Floridadisaster.org, on the other site, did score low average uptime – 96.869%.

You can find detailed statistics below.

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time
1nhc.noaa.gov0.2840.3370.2450.289
2redcross.org0.3930.4450.5990.479
3weather.com0.7290.7551.0900.858
4salvationarmy.org0.7151.1410.8680.908
5floridadisaster.org3.0913.5223.2273.280

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime
1nhc.noaa.gov100.000%100.000%100.000%100.000%
2weather.com99.993%100.000%99.998%99.997%
3redcross.org99.824%99.817%99.834%99.825%
4salvationarmy.org99.660%99.632%99.666%99.652%
5floridadisaster.org96.844%96.880%96.884%96.869%

Best regards, and takeITeasy™ with WebSitePulse™

Iavor Marinoff, CEO

Report Methodology:
WebSitePulse Performance Reports measure Uptime and Response Time as the most important metrics for the availability and the reliability of any web-based operation. Performance measurement took place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season, between the hours of 6AM and 3AM EST. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service was used to collect data and to create the reports.
The simultaneous monitoring is performed from 3 US locations of the WebSitePulse monitoring network: Trumbull, CT, San Francisco, CA and Chicago, IL. In case of a detected malfunction or unavailability, the system performs automated error verification from 3 independent resources and only after the above procedure is performed and has returned consistent results, the detected error is confirmed, recorded, and included in the daily performance reports. In these cases, an advanced WebSitePulse exclusive feature comes into play - Forced Monitoring - which automatically switches to a 3 minute - monitoring interval for increased accuracy.

About WebSitePulse:
WebSitePulse is a leading provider of global, independent, and objective availability and performance monitoring of web sites, servers, network components, web applications, e-business- and email round-trip transactions.

Contact:
For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600
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Reproduction:
WebSitePulse launched the Performance and Uptime Reports program to keep the general public and the Internet community informed about the performance of specific websites and the challenges their webmasters, owners and operators are facing on a daily basis, especially when the web traffic intensifies due to some special events through the year. Some of the most popular web destinations, related to each particular event, are selected for the purpose of the Reports, and data from their performance measurements is made available on the WebSitePulse public website.

With the intention to broadly disseminate this information for the benefit of the Internet community, we encourage the use of this information without prior approval and under the following Terms and Conditions:
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  • The texts of the Reports could be changed or altered to better suit the needs and the style of the publisher without prior notice to WebSitePulse. However, the integrity and the meaning of the information should be preserved;

The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".



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