Let’s find out which of our hosts are surging this week in Vancouver?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 36 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 36 Summary Table
The winner this week is GoDaddy with a time of 1.03s. This time is a fair way behind the Vancouver record of 0.76s set by Web Hosting Hub in Week 28.
On our last visit to Vancouver with CloudFlare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 32), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.51s. This week with CloudFlare & WP Super Cache, the average load time is slightly slower at 1.55s.
This is the second week of our Speed Study on CloudFlare & WP Super Cache and the early signs are pointing to WP Super Cache being slightly slower than W3 Total Cache, when paired with CloudFlare.
Next week we are off to Dallas where the record load time is 1.02s, set by HostGator. Will we get anywhere near this?
For the 2nd Week in a Row,
the Winner is…
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.