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WebSitePulse 2006 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report
WebSitePulse provided free monitoring and notifications to some of the most popular websites during the 2005 Hurricane Season. The free service was part of our Company contribution to the relief efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma (see our Press Release for more details).
After the end of the 2005 Hurricane Season, WebSitePulse management decided to dedicate some of its capacity and to continue the monitoring of the key websites providing real-time details, forecasts, emergency information, and donations' opportunities in times of hurricanes, floods, and other natural or man-caused disasters. This year, as the public Web Performance Reports became part of WebSitePulse contribution to the online community, data from the continuous, multiple-points measurements of some of the most used Hurricane- and disaster-related websites will be displayed on a daily basis during the most active time of the Season - August 1st and October 30th, 2006. 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.
An RSS feed from the daily Reports is added for more convenience for those interested in the performance of the monitored websites.
WebSitePulse reports the following results from web performance measurement of the Hurricane- and disaster-related websites:
The daily Average Response time from all monitored websites was 1.18 sec.
The typical page loading took the least time for floridadisaster.org visitors - 0.576 sec., while the visitors of salvationarmy.org had to be the most patient, as the page loading there took in average of 2.531 sec.
Two of the monitored websites delivered above-the-average response times for their web pages, while three of them demonstrated below-the-average daily performance.
The daily average uptime for the entire Group was 99.87%.
Three websites were available with no interruptions - 100%.
Three websites' availability was above the average, while two sites dragged the average down with below-the-average availability.
No events of particular importance or possible negative impact on the online visitors' interaction with the Websites included into the 2006 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.
Please, scroll down for Detailed Reports and Charts provided by WebSitePulse:
Daily Response Times
Average Response Times for October 30, 2006
Average Response Times August 01, 2006 - October 30, 2006
Hourly Average Response Times
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Average response times by hour for October 30, 2006
Average response times by hour August 01, 2006 - October 30, 2006
Uptime October 30, 2006
Uptime August 01, 2006 - October 30, 2006
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.
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.
For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
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:
The Data from the performance measurements cannot be changed or manipulated and should be used "as is".