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

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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 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?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 64 Summary Table

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.

Who is Fastest after 12 Months?