Which of our hosts is clocking up the quickest times in London?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 46 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 46 Summary Table
The winner this week is SiteGround with a time of 2.22s. This time is well behind the London record of 0.92s set by DreamHost in Week 30.
On our last visit to London with Imagify setup (in Week 43), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 3.09s. This week with Imagify replaced with EWWW, the average load time is slower at 3.51s.
This is the second week of our EWWW Speed Study and Imagify looks as though it is proving itself the better performer.
EWWW has one chance left to recover, as we move the test site to Sydney, where the record load time is 1.03s, set by Bluehost in Week 27. While it looks extremely unlikely we will be breaking any records, significant improvement is needed if EWWW is going to overtake Imagify.
And the Week 46 Winner is…
Desktop Speed Rankings
After 9 months of testing, let’s 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.