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WebSitePulse 2014 Hurricane Season Web Performance Report Summary
The hurricane season is officially over and so is the monitoring of five of the most popular weather websites.
We ‘watched’ them for three whole months, and reported their performance daily. What we have found is that these weather websites’ response time was on average satisfactory, with availability of three of them below one second. Slight exceptions are floridadisaster.org and salvationarmy.org, as their response time was above 1 and 2 seconds respectively.
The uptime of the monitored targets was also at quite an acceptable level. The uptime defines the performance of a website, and in our case, all five targets demonstrated an enviable performance as all of them were above 99.84%.
This year the monitored websites performed far better than last year, when we had response time as high as 3.3 seconds and uptime – as low as 96.8%.
You can find detailed statistics below.
Average Response times for the whole period
Average Uptime for the whole period
Best regards, and takeITeasy™ with WebSitePulse™
Iavor Marinoff, CEO
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.
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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".