It’s all about raw speed today, as we take a look at our 8 WordPress Hosting providers and find out who is fastest this week.

Our test location has also made a move across the pond from Dallas, USA to London, UK. Will that make a difference?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 2 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
  • Total Number of 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

Total 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 2 Summary Table

There have been some small changes in the rankings this week, but the big news is we have a new Number 1 with A2 Hosting overtaking GoDaddy.

Also, all hosts experienced a drop in their average page speed from last week. This was to be expected, with the test location moving further away (from Dallas, USA last week to London, UK this week)

The ranking changes from last week are:

  • GoDaddy from #1 to #2
  • A2 Hosting from #2 to #1
  • Inmotion from #3 to #5
  • SiteGround from #4 to #3
  • Dreamhost from #5 to #4
  • Hub unchanged at #6
  • Bluehost from #7 to #8
  • Hostgator from #8 to #7
Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 2 Summary Table

Desktop Speed Test – Week 2 Winner


The Desktop Speed Test Winner is…

A2 Hosting