With our hosts on Canadian servers and WP Rocket added into the mix, which host is flying along this week in Vancouver?

Speed Test – Week 159 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: Vancouver, Canada
  • 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 159 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in Vancouver is Flywheel with a blistering time of 0.94s.

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. Then Flywheel took over, claiming the fastest host honors in 4 of the next 5 weeks.

Since we’ve changed our host’s server location from USA to Canada, Flywheel & Kinsta have continued to perform well. It’s now been 9 weeks of testing and Kinsta has been fastest 4 times, while Flywheel has been fastest 3 times.

When we look into this week’s results in more detail, we see Flywheel, SiteGround, Lightning Base and Pressidium have all performed brilliantly!!  Lightning Base and SiteGround have yet again had an exceptional week considering they’re budget hosts, beating out 3 of the premiums. While WP Engine & Kinsta were both well off the pace, which is disappointing considering there host server is Canada based.

For next week’s test, I will change up the location to Sydney. I wonder whether WP Engine & Kinsta will be able to turn things around in Australia?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 159

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?