With KeyCDN added to the mix, which host is ripping it up this week in Sydney?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 74 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 74 Summary Table

The winner this week is InMotion Hosting with a time of 1.11s, which is just behind the all time Sydney record of 1.02s, that was set by Namecheap in Week 71.

On our last visit to Sydney with Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 71), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.20s. This week with KeyCDN added, the average load time has slightly slowed to 1.31s.

This is the third and final week of our KeyCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and KeyCDN is not showing the speed improvement that I was expecting.

Next week we’ll be switching up the Caching plugin, will we find some speed improvement out of KeyCDN with a different Cache pairing?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 74 Summary Table

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.

Who is Fastest after 18 Months?