With Cloudflare paired with W3 Total Cache, which host is showing real speed this week in London?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 70 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 70 Summary Table

The winner this week is Lightning Base with a time of 0.88s, which is just behind the all time London record of 0.87s, that was set by HostGator in Week 64.

On our last visit to London with Cloudflare & WP Super Cache setup (in Week 67), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.65s. This week with Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache, the average load time has dramatically improved to 1.01s.

This is the second week of our Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and W3 Total Cache continues to dominate WP Super Cache.

Next week we’ll change up the test location to Sydney, will W3 Total Cache finish strong?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 70 Summary Table

And for the 5th 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?