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
- 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 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?
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.