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Performance Tracking  > 2015 Hurricane Season

WebSitePulse 2015 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary


Hurricane season finally came to its end. Thankfully, it’s been a relatively quiet tropical season this year, as predicted by Dr. Todd Crawford of the Weather Channel Professional Division.

The quiet hurricane season has positively affected the performance and availability of the websites dedicated to weather forecasts. We monitored 5 of the most popular ones, and all of them performed great – no traffic overload.

When we talk about website performance, we mean how fast or slow a website loads and we measure the results in seconds. Thus, website performance is the response time of a web page. In this case, floridadisaster.org scored the highest response time – 1.44 seconds, meaning it was the slowest-loading website on average compared to the other 4. However, that result is still low in general.

As for website availability, we measure it by how long a website is up or down. In our case, most of the websites scored average uptime above 99.99%, expect floridadistater.org (99.58%) which still is quite a high result.

To see detailed report day-by-day, check the stats below.

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time
1salvationarmy.org0.1550.3780.1790.237
2nhc.noaa.gov0.2990.3940.2390.311
3weather.com0.4280.3950.2870.370
4redcross.org0.6340.8530.6420.709
5floridadisaster.org1.2991.7551.2731.442

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime
1nhc.noaa.gov100.000%100.000%100.000%100.000%
2weather.com100.000%100.000%100.000%100.000%
3redcross.org99.998%99.993%100.000%99.997%
4salvationarmy.org99.986%99.993%100.000%99.993%
5floridadisaster.org99.591%99.590%99.575%99.585%

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:
  • WebSitePulse should be referred as the "Source" of the information;
  • WebSitePulse should be acknowledged as the owner of the copyrights of the information in the Reports;
  • 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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