For the final test of WP Fastest Cache, let’s find out which host is flying along this week in Sydney?
Speed Test – Week 116 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 116 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is Bluehost with a time of 2.25s, which is a long way off the all time Sydney record of 1.02s, which was set by Namecheap in Week 71.
On our last visit to Sydney (with Comet Cache on board in Week 113), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.56s. This week with WP Fastest Cache, the average load time was slightly slower at 2.82s.
This is the third and final week of the WP Fastest Cache Speed Study, and while there has been a promising rebound following WP Fastest Cache’s poor results from the first week of testing, Comet Cache has still come out on top.
Next week we’ll be turning off all caching plugins and testing from a new set of locations. First up is Vancouver, I wonder which host will be the fastest?
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.