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Performance Tracking  > 2009 Hurricane Season

WebSitePulse 2009 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary


For fifth consecutive year, some of the key websites providing real-time details, forecasts, emergency information, and donation opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters were part of our special Web Performance Report, which took place during the official Hurricane season - August 01 - October 30, 2009.

Since the public Web Performance reports are a major part of our contribution to the online community, the gathered data from the measurements of some of the most visited hurricane and disaster-related websites is now at your disposal. The Reports reflect the most common performance criteria: response time and availability - but in-debt analytical information is also collected and stored in the WebSitePulse system for future references. The project took place during the most active time of the season - August 1st through October 31st, 2009.

Brief highlights:
  • Two websites were available with no interruptions -  100% during the reported period.
  • No severe downtimes were detected between the other three web sites, which contributed to their very high uptime statistics- over 99.760%. A total of 99.99% uptime was acknowledged for the entire group.
  • No "scheduled downtime" took place during August 1st through October 31st, 2009.
  • The typical page loading time was the fastest for nhc.noaa.gov- 0.440 sec, while those visiting salvationarmy.org and redcross.org had to wait an average of 1.968 and 1.133 sec respectively.
  • No events of particular importance or possible negative impact on the online visitors' interaction with the Websites included into the 2009 Hurricane Season report were detected during the reported period, and according to WebSitePulse, the Group delivered the expected levels of End-User experience and Customer satisfaction.
The summarized numbers and averages for the entire monitoring period are shown in the tables below:

Average Response times for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. resp. time
1nhc.noaa.gov0.2760.5960.4470.440
2floridadisaster.org0.2150.7390.6630.539
3weather.com0.4021.0280.6540.694
4redcross.org0.8961.2251.2791.133
5salvationarmy.org1.6672.4391.8091.972

Average Uptime for the whole period
#TargetTrumbull, CTSan Francisco, CAChicago, ILAvg. uptime
1weather.com100.000%100.000%100.000%100.000%
2nhc.noaa.gov100.000%100.000%100.000%100.000%
3floridadisaster.org100.000%99.997%99.998%99.998%
4redcross.org100.000%99.995%99.996%99.997%
5salvationarmy.org99.747%99.741%99.783%99.757%

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
email:


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".