With WP Rocket strapped in, which host is tearing up the track this week in São Paulo?
Speed Test – Week 139 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: WP Rocket
- 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 139 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is Bluehost with a time of 1.83s, which sets a new record time for São Paulo, comfortably beating the previous record of 2.02s, set by InMotion Hosting in Week 124.
On our last visit to São Paulo (with W3 Total Cache setup in Week 136), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.50s. This week with WP Rocket now on board, the average load time was noticeably faster at 2.21s.
This is the second week of the WP Rocket Speed Study, and the signs are pointing to WP Rocket being faster than W3 Total Cache.
Next week I’ll be switching up our testing location to Mumbai. I am very keen to find out whether WP Rocket can continue to outperform W3 Total Cache?
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.