With W3 Total Cache now on board, which host is flying along this week in London?

Desktop Speed Test – Week 88 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

SiteGround Weekly Speed Results

SiteGround Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Namecheap Weekly Speed Results

Namecheap Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

GoDaddy Weekly Speed Results

GoDaddy Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results

Lightning Base Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

InMotion Hosting Weekly Speed Results

InMotion Hosting Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

HostGator Weekly Speed Results

HostGator Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Bluehost Weekly Speed Results

Bluehost Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Web Hosting Hub Weekly Speed Results

Web Hosting Hub Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Desktop Speed Test – Week 88 Summary Table

The fastest host this week is SiteGround with a time of 1.79s, which is a fair way off the all time London record of 0.87s, which was set by HostGator in Week 64.

On our last visit to London with MaxCDN, Cloudflare & WP Super Cache setup (in Week 85), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.90s. This week with W3 Total Cache replacing WP Super Cache, the average load time is noticeably faster at 2.15s.

This is the second week of our MaxCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and W3 Total Cache is looking like it’s outperforming WP Super Cache so far.

Next week we’ll be switching up the test location to Sydney. Which caching plugin will prove to be the best performer when paired with MaxCDN & Cloudflare?

Desktop Speed Test Results - Week 88 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.

Which host is Fastest after 18 Months?