I wonder which host will be quickest in the final test of 2016?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 38 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: 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?

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 38 Summary Table

The winner this week is GoDaddy with a time of 1.43s. This time is a fair way behind the London record of 0.92s set by DreamHost in Week 30.

On our last visit to London with CloudFlare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 34), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 1.77s. This week with CloudFlare & WP Super Cache, the average load time is slightly slower at 1.88s.

This is the final 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) has been very close. I will package up the results to find out who came out on top?

Next week we are off to Sydney where the record load time is 1.03s, set by Bluehost. Will we get anywhere near this?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 38 Summary Table

For the 4th 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?