We’re off to India this week in search of speed!

Desktop Speed Test – Week 8 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: Mumbai, India
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
  • Total Number of 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

Total Tests

WordPress Host #1: SiteGround

WordPress Host #2: A2 Hosting

WordPress Host #3: GoDaddy

WordPress Host #4: DreamHost

WordPress Host #5: InMotion Hosting

WordPress Host #6: HostGator

WordPress Host #7: Bluehost

WordPress Host #8: Web Hosting Hub

Desktop Speed Test – Week 8 Summary Table

India has served up an unbelievably close contest for 1st place, with A2 Hosting & GoDaddy at it again. With a margin of just 0.01s, A2 Hosting has won the Desktop Speed Test once again, making it a remarkable 5 wins in a row – Congratulations A2 Hosting!!

While GoDaddy just missed out on 1st, it was still a great week, with an improvement from 4th last week to 2nd this week. The other major changes in rankings were InMotion Hosting falling from 2nd to 5th and Bluehost falling from 5th to 8th place.

The continual location changes is really putting our hosts through lots of challenges, and truly working out which host is performing best from a worldwide perspective.

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 8 Summary Table

For the 5th week in a row,
The Weekly Winner is…

A2 Hosting

Desktop Speed Rankings

After 8 weeks of testing, I think it’s time to 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 8 Weeks?