With Cloudflare added to WP Rocket, which of our hosts are ripping it up in Dallas?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 63 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: Dallas, USA
  • 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 63 Summary Table

The winner this week is Lightning Base with a time of 0.83s, which breaks the Dallas record of 0.92s, that was also set by Lightning Base in Week 60. This sustained speed is very impressive – hats off to Lightning Base!!

On our last visit to Dallas with WP Rocket setup (in Week 60), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.07s. This week with Cloudflare added to WP Rocket, the average load time is noticeably faster at 0.93s.

This is the first week of our Cloudflare & WP Rocket Speed Study, and its looking like Cloudflare is really helping out.

Next week we’re going to head to London – will Cloudflare continue to help speed up our sites?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 63 Summary Table

And the Week 63 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?