With Cloudflare combined with WP Super Cache, which host is ripping it up this week in Sydney?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 68 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: 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?

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 68 Summary Table

The winner this week is Lightning Base with a time of 1.56s, which is a fair way behind the Sydney record of 1.03s, that was set by Bluehost in Week 27.

On our last visit to Sydney with Cloudflare & WP Rocket setup (in Week 65), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.17s. This week with Cloudflare & WP Super Cache, the average load time has blown out to 2.14s.

This is the third and final week of our Cloudflare & WP Super Cache Speed Study, and WP Rocket seems to have comfortably outperformed WP Super Cache when paired with Cloudflare.

Next week we’ll switch things over to W3 Total Cache combined with Cloudflare. How will W3 Total Cache perform, compared with WP Super Cache & WP Rocket?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 68 Summary Table

And for the 3rd 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?