Let’s get behind the wheel and find out how fast our hosts have been this week in Dallas?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 29 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: Dallas, USA
  • 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 29 Summary Table

The winner this week is HostGator with an impressive time of 1.08s. It is just behind the Dallas record that HostGator also owns of 1.02s from Week 21.

On our last visit to Dallas with KeyCDN setup (in Week 25), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.30s. This week with CloudFlare, the average load time has improved to 1.17s. So CloudFlare continues to outperform KeyCDN after 3 weeks. There is just 1 week remaining before we wrap up our Speed Study on CloudFlare and declare the winner, will it be KeyCDN or CloudFlare?

Next week we are off to London where the record load time is 1.10s, set by DreamHost. Will we see a new record get set?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 29 Summary Table

And the Week 29 Winner is…

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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.

Who is Fastest after 26 Weeks?