With W3 Total Cache ready to go, which host is tearing it up this week in Vancouver?
Speed Test – Week 135 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: Vancouver, Canada
- Plugins Installed: W3 Total Cache
- 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 135 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is Web Hosting Hub with a time of 1.01s, which is not far off the all time Vancouver record of 0.76s, which was also set by Web Hosting Hub in Week 28.
On our last visit to Vancouver (with WP Super Cache setup in Week 132), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 1.19s. This week with W3 Total Cache now on board, the average load time was slightly slower at 1.26s.
This is the first week of the W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and it is looking like it’s going to be a close battle between WP Super Cache & W3 Total Cache.
Next week I’ll be switching up our testing location to São Paulo. I am very keen to find out which of these caching solutions will prove to 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.