With WP Rocket now paired up with KeyCDN & Cloudflare, which host is flying along this week in London?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 79 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: 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?

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 79 Summary Table

The winner this week is HostGator with a time of 1.11s, which is not too far behind the all time London record of 0.87s, which was also set by HostGator in Week 64.

On our last visit to London with KeyCDN, Cloudflare & WP Super Cache setup (in Week 76), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.29s. This week with WP Rocket replacing WP Super Cache, the average load time is faster at 1.19s.

This is the second week of our KeyCDN, Cloudflare & WP Rocket Speed Study, and WP Rocket continues to outperform WP Super Cache.

Next week we’ll be switching up the test location to Sydney. Will WP Rocket finish strongly?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 79 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?