With W3 Total Cache all setup, which host is flying along this week in São Paulo?
Speed Test – Week 136 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: São Paulo, Brazil
- 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 136 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is Bluehost with a time of 1.87s, which is a new record time for São Paulo, beating the previous record of 2.02s set by InMotion Hosting in Week 124.
On our last visit to São Paulo (with WP Super Cache setup in Week 133), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.36s. This week with W3 Total Cache now on board, the average load time was slightly slower at 2.50s. If we were to remove HostGator (due to being considerably slower than all other hosts), the average drops to 2.20s.
This is the second week of the W3 Total Cache Speed Study, and the battle continues to be a close one between WP Super Cache & W3 Total Cache.
Next week I’ll be switching up our testing location to Mumbai. 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.