With our hosts sitting on Canadian servers and with WP Rocket now added, lets find out which one is ripping it up this week in Dallas?

Speed Test – Week 156 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: Dallas, USA
  • Plugins Installed: WP Rocket
  • 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 156 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in Dallas is Flywheel with a time of 0.99s.

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 3rd 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 changed 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. 

Now this week all hosts have performed brilliantly, with all hosts within 0.10s of each other, and all around the 1.00s mark, which is fantastic!!

For next week’s test, I will change up the location to London. Will our hosts continue to experience similar speeds or will one split away from the pack?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 156

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?