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
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
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!!
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.