Let’s see which hosts are getting out of the blocks quickest this week in London?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 55 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: Namecheap

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: Lightning Base

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Desktop Speed Test – Week 55 Summary Table

The winner this week is Lightning Base with a time of 1.34s. The dream start for Lightning Base continues, taking out 1st place two weeks in a row. And the time isn’t far behind the all time London record of 0.92s set by DreamHost in Week 30.

On our last visit to London with ShortPixel setup (in Week 52), the average page load time for our 7 hosts was 3.06s. This week with WP Super Cache added to ShortPixel, the average load time is much faster at 2.49s. As Lightning Base has only just replaced DreamHost, the comparison is limited to our other 7 hosts.

This is the second week of our WP Super Cache Speed Study and it looks like WP Super Cache is helping our sites out nicely.

Next week we’re off to Sydney, will WP Super Cache continue to speed up our sites?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 55 Summary Table

And for the 2nd week in a row
the Winner is…

Desktop Speed Rankings

After 12 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.

Who is Fastest after 12 Months?