With Cloudflare paired up with W3 Total Cache, which host is burning up the track this week in Sydney?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 71 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 71 Summary Table

The winner this week is Namecheap with a time of 1.02s, which breaks the all time Sydney record of 1.03s, that was set by Bluehost in Week 27.

On our last visit to Sydney with Cloudflare & WP Super Cache setup (in Week 68), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.14s. This week with Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache, the average load time has dramatically improved to 1.20s.

This is the third and final week of our Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and W3 Total Cache has totally dominated WP Super Cache.

Next week we’ll be setting up a CDN solution in the hope of finding even quicker page loading speed!!

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 71 Summary Table

And this Week’s 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?