With W3 Total Cache loaded up, which host is literally flying along this week in Sydney?
Speed Test – Week 98 Method
- Compare 8 WordPress Hosts
- Use 8 Live Sites, each with a Different Host but with Identical Content (you can check them out here)
- Use GTmetrix Speed Test
- Location of Test: Sydney, Australia
- Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
- Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x24 x7 x8 = 1,344 (xHours xDays xSites)
- Speed Testing is checking how long it takes for a website to fully load using a desktop internet browser
Which WordPress Host will conquer the Speed Test this week?
Identical Live Sites
SiteGround Weekly Speed Results
Namecheap Weekly Speed Results
GoDaddy Weekly Speed Results
Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results
InMotion Hosting Weekly Speed Results
HostGator Weekly Speed Results
Bluehost Weekly Speed Results
Web Hosting Hub Weekly Speed Results
Speed Test – Week 98 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is GoDaddy with a time of 2.11s, which is a long way off the all time Sydney record of 1.02s, which was set by Namecheap in Week 71.
On our last visit to Sydney with WP Super Cache on board (in Week 95), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.97s. This week with W3 Total Cache, the average load time is noticeably faster at 2.48s.
This is the third and final week of the W3 Total Cache Speed Study and W3 Total Cache has proved to be a better caching solution than WP Super Cache.
Next week we’ll switch up our caching plugin to WP Rocket, will they be able to speed up our sites more than W3 Total Cache?
And this Week’s Winner is…
After 2 years of testing, let’s summarize all the results to see how our 8 hosts are performing overall. It will also allow us to find out which host is currently leading our speed challenge.