Let’s take to the skies and see who is quickest in London?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 14 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

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  • Location of Test: London, UK
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
  • Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x24 x7 x8 = 1,344 (xHours xDays xSites)
  • Desktop 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 Desktop Speed Test this week?

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

Weekly Tests

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: A2 Hosting

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: DreamHost

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Desktop Speed Test – Week 14 Summary Table

A2 Hosting has blitzed the field this week, setting the fastest ever London time of 1.86sec!!

After having control of this test in the first 10 weeks, A2 Hosting was being challenged by GoDaddy in the last 3 weeks. This is a great response, I wonder how it will impact the crucially important Desktop Speed Rankings?

The other major changes from last week are:

  • SiteGround jumping up from 6th place all the way to 3rd (and almost 2nd)
  • DreamHost fell from 5th to 8th, just behind InMotion Hosting, Bluehost & HostGator

We will continue changing our test location each week, so that we can truly find out which host is performing best from a worldwide perspective. Next week we are off to Sydney, where GoDaddy comfortably won in the most recent test. Will they be able to take back control from A2 Hosting?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 14 Summary Table

And the Week 14 Winner is…

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Desktop Speed Rankings

After 14 weeks of testing, I think it’s time to 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 desktop speed challenge.

Who is Fastest after 14 Weeks?