Let’s take to the skies and find out how fast our hosts have been this week in Vancouver?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 28 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: Vancouver, Canada
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
Desktop Speed Test – Week 28 Summary Table
The winner this week is Web Hosting Hub with a blistering time of 0.76s. It is also a new Vancouver record that was previously owned by InMotion Hosting of 0.81s from Week 16.
On our last visit to Vancouver with KeyCDN setup (in Week 24), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.06s. This week with CloudFlare, the average load time has improved significantly to 0.83s. So CloudFlare continues to outperform KeyCDN after 2 weeks. I wonder whether this will continue over the final 2 weeks of testing in our Speed Study on CloudFlare?
Next week we are off to Dallas where the record load time is 1.02s, set by HostGator. Will we see yet another record get set?
And the Week 28 Winner is…
Desktop Speed Rankings
After 26 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.