Let’s head offroad in Australia and find out which host is bringing the heat?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 47 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: Sydney, Australia
- 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 47 Summary Table
The winner this week is GoDaddy with a time of 2.62s. This time is well behind the Sydney record of 1.03s set by Bluehost in Week 27.
On our last visit to Sydney with Imagify setup (in Week 44), the average page load time for our 8 hosts was 3.83s. This week with Imagify replaced with EWWW, the average load time is slower at 4.37s. Once again, DreamHost has performed extremely poorly, if we remove their results, the average is actually slightly quicker at 3.76s.
This is the third and final week of our EWWW Speed Study and it’s time to summarize the results and find out where we stand.
Next week we will be putting another Image Optimization plugin to the test, as we continue this deep dive into finding the best performer.
And the Week 47 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.