Our new premium hosts are ripping it up, so which hosts will impress the judges this week in Sydney?

Speed Test – Week 145 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: Sydney, Australia
  • 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 145 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in Sydney is Kinsta with a time of 1.64s.

It’s still early days with our 4 new premium hosts, but Kinsta seems to be leading the pack so far. We have now completed 5 weeks of testing so far in 2019 and Kinsta has been the fastest 4 out of the 5 weeks.

The clear disappointment this week is Pressidium and to a lessor extent Flywheel. I am hoping to see our premium hosts consistently outperform the budget hosts in Lightning Base & SiteGround. Sydney was not a happy hunting ground for Pressidium & Flywheel, hopefully we see improvement moving forward. 

For next week’s test, I will change up our testing location to Dallas as well as throwing WP Rocket into the mix. I wonder whether Kinsta will continue their good form and can Pressidium & Flywheel prove their premium qualities?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 145

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?