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WebSitePulse 2009 Hurricane Season Web Performance and Uptime Report

WebSitePulse has been providing free monitoring and notifications to some of the most popular websites for the past four Hurricane Seasons and will continue to do so as part of our Company contribution to the relief efforts after the hurricanes Katrina and Wilma.

Traditionally, we will monitor the key websites that provide real-time details, forecasts, emergency information and donation opportunities in times of natural or man-caused disasters. 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 will be updated and displayed daily during the most active time of the season - August 1st through October 31st, 2009.

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.

Daily Report for October 31, 2009See report for:

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 0.872 sec.

The Average Response time as measured from the US East Coast (Trumbull, CT) was: 0.639 sec.
The Average Response time as measured from the US West Coast (San Francisco, CA) was: 1.079 sec.
The Average Response time as measured from US Central (Chicago) was:0.897 sec.

The Best Response time measured from US East Coast:0.186 sec.
The Best Response time measured from US West Coast:0.537 sec.
The Best Response time measured from US Central:0.410 sec.

The typical shopping transaction took the least time for nhc.noaa.gov visitors - 0.417 sec., while the visitors of salvationarmy.org had to be the most patient, as the shopping transaction there took in average of 1.640 sec.
Two of the monitored websites delivered above-the-average response times for their transactions, while three of them demonstrated below-the-average daily performance.

The daily Average Uptime for the entire Group was 100%.

All websites were available with no interruptions.

Report Highlights

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.

Please, scroll down for Detailed Reports and Charts provided by WebSitePulse:

Daily Response Times
    nhc.noaa.gov     weather     redcross.org     floridadisaster.org     salvationarmy.org 

Average Response Times for October 31, 2009
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Average Response Times August 01, 2009 - October 31, 2009
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Hourly Average Response Times
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Average response times by hour for October 31, 2009

Average response times by hour August 01, 2009 - October 31, 2009


Uptime October 31, 2009
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Uptime August 01, 2009 - October 31, 2009
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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 takes place daily, every 15 minutes during the entire Hurricane season. The WebSitePulse website monitoring service is 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.

For more information about this report please contact:
George T., CTO
phone: 1-407-380-1600

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".