WP Fastest Cache has just been added, let’s check out which host is reaching peak speed this week in Vancouver?

Speed Test – Week 120 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

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  • Location of Test: Vancouver, Canada
  • 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?

WordPress Hosts

Identical Live Sites

Weekly Tests

SiteGround Weekly Speed Results

SiteGround Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Namecheap Weekly Speed Results

Namecheap Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

GoDaddy Weekly Speed Results

GoDaddy Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results

Lightning Base Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

InMotion Hosting Weekly Speed Results

InMotion Hosting Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

HostGator Weekly Speed Results

HostGator Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Bluehost Weekly Speed Results

Bluehost Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Web Hosting Hub Weekly Speed Results

Web Hosting Hub Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Speed Test – Week 120 Summary Table

The fastest host this week is Lightning Base with a time of 1.01s, which is not far off the all time Vancouver record of 0.76s, which was set by Web Hosting Hub in Week 28.

On our last visit to Vancouver (with no caching plugins setup in Week 117), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.65s. This week with WP Fastest Cache now on board, the average load time was much faster at 1.61s (and 1.20s if GoDaddy is excluded).

This is the first week of the WP Fastest Cache Speed Study, and the early signs are pointing to an understandable speed boost off the back of adding WP Fastest Cache.

Next week we’ll be switching up our test location to São Paulo. I am very keen to see how much of a speed improvement is possible, as well as finding out which hosts will thrive?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 120

And this Week’s Winner is…

Speed Rankings

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.

Which host is Fastest after 2+ Years?