Our new premium hosts are clipped in, which host will cross the line first this week in Vancouver?

Speed Test – Week 144 Method

  • Compare 6 WordPress Hosts
  • Use 6 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
  • Plugins Installed: None
  • Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
  • Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x24 x7 x6 = 1,008 (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

Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results

Lightning Base Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

flywheel Weekly Speed Results

Flywheel Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

kinsta Weekly Speed Results

Kinsta Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

pressidium Weekly Speed Results

Pressidium Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

wp engine Weekly Speed Results

WP Engine Speed Dashboard & Load Time Chart

Speed Test – Week 144 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in Vancouver is Flywheel with a time of 1.07s.

It’s early days with our 4 new premium hosts, but it is interesting to see Kinsta fall off in Canada, after being a fastest host the last 3 weeks. The other 3 premium hosts continued the general trend that they are able to outperform our best 2 budget hosts in Lightning Base & SiteGround.

For next week’s test, I will change up our testing location to Sydney. I wonder whether Kinsta will recover in Australia or are we going to find that certain hosts are specialists in certain countries?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 144

And this Week’s Winner is…

Speed Rankings

With our new hosts yet to achieve enough results to summarise, feel free to check out how our previous hosts performed over the course of 3 years of testing. 

Which host was Fastest after 3 Years?