With WP Rocket ready to go, which host is ripping up the track this week in Sydney?
Speed Test – Week 101 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
- Location of Test: Sydney, Australia
- Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
- Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x24 x7 x8 = 1,344 (xHours xDays xSites)
- 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 Speed Test this week?
Identical Live Sites
SiteGround Weekly Speed Results
Namecheap Weekly Speed Results
GoDaddy Weekly Speed Results
Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results
InMotion Hosting Weekly Speed Results
HostGator Weekly Speed Results
Bluehost Weekly Speed Results
Web Hosting Hub Weekly Speed Results
Speed Test – Week 101 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is Bluehost with a time of 2.10s, which is a long way behind the all time Sydney record of 1.02s, which was set by Namecheap in Week 71.
On our last visit to Sydney with W3 Total Cache on board (in Week 98), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.48s. This week with WP Rocket, the average load time is slightly faster at 2.42s.
This is the third and final week of the WP Rocket Speed Study and across the 3 weeks, W3 Total Cache has outperformed WP Rocket!!
Next week we’ll switch up our caching plugin to Simple Cache, will it be faster than W3 Total Cache?
And this Week’s Winner is…
After 2 years 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 speed challenge.