Let’s take a close look at how fast our hosts have been this week in Vancouver?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 32 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: 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?

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 32 Summary Table

The winner this week is A2 Hosting with a time of 0.90s. This time is just behind the Vancouver record of 0.76s set by Bluehost in Week 28.

On our last visit to Vancouver with CloudFlare & WP Rocket setup (in Week 28), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 0.83s. This week with CloudFlare & W3 Total Cache, the average load time has dropped significantly to 1.51s.

This is the 2nd week of our Speed Study on CloudFlare & W3 Total Cache. The results continue to point to CloudFlare performing much better with WP Rocket than W3 Total Cache. Will this continue over the next 2 weeks of testing?

Next week we are off to Dallas where the record load time is 1.02s, set by HostGator. Will we get anywhere near this?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 32 Summary Table

For the 2nd Week in a row
the Winner is…

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Desktop Speed Rankings

After 30 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 30 Weeks?