Regional Rankings

After 3 Years of Testing, who is on top of the Regional Rankings in North America, Europe & Asia Pacific?

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North America Rankings – Apr 2016 to DEC 2018

Congratulations to Lightning Base who is the #1 Host in North America!!

This contest, however, has been really tight across the years, with Lightning Base holding a 5% lead over SiteGround & GoDaddy. The real question as we transition into 2019 is whether our new hosts Flywheel, Kinsta, Pressidium & WP Engine will provide a new level of competition?

North America Rankings Chart - Apr 2016 to Dec 2018
North America Rankings Table - Apr 2016 to Dec 2018

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04 Apr 2016 to 22 Dec 2018

And the #1 Host in North America is…

Europe Rankings – Apr 2016 to Jul 2018

Congratulations to Lightning Base who is also crowned our #1 Host in Europe!!

The battle for top billing in Europe seems to be limited to just 2 hosts, Lightning Base & SiteGround. The difference from North America above, is that Lightning Base holds a slightly smaller lead at the top.

Note: No testing was performed across Europe in H2 2018, instead Latin America was tested for the 1st time.

 

Europe Rankings Chart - Apr 2016 to Jul 2018
Europe Rankings Table - Apr 2016 to Jul 2018

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04 Apr 2016 to 07 Jul 2018

And the #1 Host in Europe is…

Asia Pacific Rankings – Apr 2016 to DEC 2018

And for the first time, we have a new leader in Asia Pacific – Congratulations goes out to SiteGround!!

Prior to this update, GoDaddy & Lightning Base had led for Asia Pacific. Will SiteGround be able to maintain this #1 ranking into 2019, with our new hosts joining the fray?

Asia Pacific Rankings Chart - Apr 2016 to Dec 2018
Asia Pacific Rankings Table - Apr 2016 to Dec 2018

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04 Apr 2016 to 22 Dec 2018

And the #1 Host in ASIA PACIFIC is…

LATIN AMERICA Rankings – Jul 2018 to DEC 2018

And for the first time, we have performed tests across Latin America, with the winner being SiteGround!!

 

Latin America Rankings Chart - Jul 2018 to Dec 2018
Latin America Rankings Table - Jul 2018 to Dec 2018

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08 Jul 2018 to 22 Dec 2018

And the #1 Host in LATIN AMerica is…


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