With KeyCDN added to the mix, which host is burning up the tracks this week in London?
Desktop Speed Test – Week 73 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: 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?
Identical Live Sites
Desktop Speed Test – Week 73 Summary Table
The winner this week is SiteGround with a time of 0.92s, 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 & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 70), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.01s. This week with KeyCDN added, the average load time has ever so slightly slowed to 1.03s.
This is the second week of our KeyCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and KeyCDN is having a minimal impact so far.
Next week we’ll be swinging the test location to Sydney, which will be the final hope for finding some speed improvement!!
And this Week’s Winner is…
Desktop Speed Rankings
After 18 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.