With WP Super Cache setup, let’s see which hosts are showing real speed this week in Sydney?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 56 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 56 Summary Table
The winner this week is GoDaddy with a time of 2.30s. The winning start for Lightning Base is over, after taking out 1st place the last two weeks. GoDaddy’s time is much slower than the all time Sydney record of 1.03s set by Bluehost in Week 27.
On our last visit to Sydney with ShortPixel setup (in Week 53), the average load time for our 7 hosts was 3.79s. This week with WP Super Cache added to ShortPixel, the average load time is slightly faster at 3.59s. As Lightning Base has only just replaced DreamHost, the comparison is limited to our other 7 hosts.
This is the third and final week of our WP Super Cache Speed Study and it seems as though WP Super Cache is helping our sites out nicely. I will now summarize the 3 weeks of testing to see exactly how much impact WP Super Cache has made.
Next week we’re switching over to W3 Total Cache, how will it compare to WP Super Cache?
And the Week 56 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.