Let’s take to the skies and find out how fast our hosts have been this week in London?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 30 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: 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?
Identical Live Sites
Desktop Speed Test – Week 30 Summary Table
The winner this week is DreamHost with a very impressive time of 0.92s. The time is so impressive, it’s actually set a new London record!! (the previous record was also held by DreamHost of 1.10s from Week 26).
On our last visit to London with KeyCDN setup (in Week 26), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.21s. This week with CloudFlare, the average load time has improved to 1.02s. That completes our Speed Study on CloudFlare. I will now summarize all the results and we get to find out which CDN has performed best, will it be KeyCDN or CloudFlare?
Next week we are off to Sydney where the record load time is 1.03s, set by Bluehost. Will we see yet another record get set?
And the Week 30 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.