With WP Fastest Cache setup for the 1st time, let’s find out which host is ripping up the turf this week in Dallas?
Speed Test – Week 114 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: Dallas, USA
- 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 114 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is InMotion Hosting with a time of 1.14s, which is fairly close to the all time Dallas record of 0.78s, which was set by SiteGround in Week 78.
On our last visit to Dallas (with Comet Cache on board in Week 111), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.18s. This week with WP Fastest Cache, the average load time was off the charts slower at 3.30s.
After seeing such poor results, I’ve closely reviewed what could be causing these slow speeds. I have turned off some of the WP Fastest Cache settings in the hope that these were causing clashes and leading to unnecessarily slow speeds.
This is the first week of the WP Fastest Cache Speed Study, and the early signs are not looking good for WP Fastest Cache.
Next week we’ll switch up our testing location to London. Let’s find out if WP Fastest Cache can turn things around with the potentially clashing settings now turned off?
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.