Kinsta Review 2019

After 10 months of live testing in 2019, let’s package up all the Kinsta test results and find out how they’ve performed so far…

Kinsta Review – Testing Method

  • Prior to testing, I have setup identical content on all 6 Live Test Sites
  • Each week over 60,000 speed & uptime tests are run using independent tools, GTmetrix & Pingdom
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  • Test results below are from 07 Jan 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Test #1: Speed

The GTmetrix Speed Test checks how long it takes for a website to fully load using a desktop internet browser. This test is then repeated every hour throughout the week (1,080 times).

  • Kinsta has absolutely blitzed our speed test, comfortably outpointing all our other hosts across the 1st 30 weeks of testing in 2019. However, the last 10 weeks of testing from India has seen a noticeable drop in speeds, leading to a 4th placed finish. While Kinsta still holds the lead across 2019, their margin to the competition has shrunk considerably.
  • Kinsta is currently ranked 1st in our Speed Rankings.
2019 Kinsta Speed Table - Overall

2019 Results – USA Server

2019 Kinsta Speed Chart - USA Server
2019 Kinsta Speed Table - USA Server

2019 Results – Canada Server

2019 Kinsta Speed Chart - Canada Server
2019 Kinsta Speed Table - Canada Server

2019 Results – UK Server

2019 Kinsta Speed Chart - UK Server
2019 Kinsta Speed Table - UK Server

2019 Results – INDIA Server

2019 Kinsta Speed Chart - India Server
2019 Kinsta Speed Table - India Server

Test #2: Uptime

The Pingdom Uptime Test confirms that the website is actually accessible to visitors. This test is then repeated every minute throughout the week (60,480 times).

  • The uptime performance for Kinsta started off impressively, with just 1 minute of downtime across the first 10 weeks of testing in 2019. This picture dramatically changed in Week 152 when they experienced a whopping 223 minutes of downtime!! Impressive results have returned in Weeks 21-40 with just 3 minutes of downtime.
  • Kinsta is currently ranked 6th in our Uptime Rankings.
Kinsta 2019 Uptime Test Results

Kinsta Review – Overall ranking

The Overall Ranking accumulates the results from the speed & uptime tests to determine the #1 Host.

  • Kinsta’s ultra impressive speed has been offset with the worst uptime performance across all hosts. And with the dropoff in speed across the last 10 weeks in India, Kinsta needs both a return to top speed plus an almost flawless uptime performance for the remainder of 2019 in order to try to move up the rankings. 
  • Kinsta is 6th in our Overall Rankings.
2019 Kinsta Overall Rank

How does Kinsta compare to our 5 other Hosts?