With Cloudflare added to WP Rocket, who is leading the pack in London?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 64 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 64 Summary Table
The winner this week is HostGator with a time of 0.87s, which breaks the London record of 0.92s, that was set by DreamHost in Week 30. It’s really great to see new records being set, and this week, our Top 3 hosts all broke a long standing record – Congrats!!
On our last visit to London with WP Rocket setup (in Week 61), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.77s. This week with Cloudflare added to WP Rocket, the average load time is amazingly fast at 0.94s.
This is the second week of our Cloudflare & WP Rocket Speed Study, and Cloudflare is really stepping up to the plate.
Next week we’re going to head to Sydney – will Cloudflare continue to help boost our site speed?
And the Week 64 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.