After firing up Canadian servers for our hosts, lets check in and find out which one is ripping it up in London?

Speed Test – Week 152 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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  • Host Server Location: Canada
  • Location of Test: London, UK
  • 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 152 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in London is Pressidium with a time of 1.16s.

With our 4 new premium hosts on board in 2019, Kinsta dominated early with fastest load time across 4 of the first 5 weeks of testing. More recently we have seen a shift with Flywheel dominating the speed rankings. They have claimed the fastest host honors in 4 of the last 5 weeks.

And this week marks the 2nd week we are using our host’s Canadian server. At the same time, we have removed WP Rocket to get a clear indication of the hosts performance. During the 1st week of testing Canadian servers, all 3 hosts that have a Canadian specific server (Flywheel, WP Engine & Kinsta) performed the best from the Dallas test location. 

From London, the story changes slightly as Pressidium has proved to be fastest. This is interesting because they are the only premium host that doesn’t have a specific Canadian server (so is using the USA server). Our remaining 3 premium hosts are a step below. I will be keen to see if this pattern continues as we move forward?

Our budget hosts of SiteGround & Lightning Base once again haven’t fared so well this week, likely due to the removal of WP Rocket. They also remain in their USA server location due to no Canadian server being available with their respective plans.

For next week’s test, I will change up the location to Mumbai. I wonder how our premium hosts that offer a Canadian servers will perform in India?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 152

And this Week’s Winner is…

Speed Rankings

With 10 weeks of testing on USA servers now complete, click below to find out which host proved to be the fastest so far in 2019

Which host is Fastest in 2019?