Let’s see which hosts are showing real speed this week in Dallas?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 37 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: 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?
Identical Live Sites
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 37 Summary Table
The winner this week is GoDaddy with a time of 1.30s. This time is a fair way behind the Dallas record of 1.02s set by HostGator in Week 21.
On our last visit to Dallas with CloudFlare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 33), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.99s. This week with CloudFlare & WP Super Cache, the average load time is quicker at 1.73s.
This is the third week of our Speed Study on CloudFlare & WP Super Cache and the contest between WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache (when paired with CloudFlare) is very close. The final week will ultimately decide the winner.
Next week we are off to London where the record load time is 0.92s, set by DreamHost. Will we get anywhere near this?
For the 3rd 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.