With WP Rocket now added to our sites sitting on Indian servers, which host is blitzing the competition this week in Dallas?

Speed Test – Week 176 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: India
  • 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 176 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in Dallas is Flywheel with a blistering time of 1.26s.

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.

When we changed the host’s server location from USA to Canada, Flywheel & Kinsta continued to perform well. Kinsta recorded the fastest average speed across 5 weeks, while Flywheel was fastest 3 times.

With the server location set in the UK, Kinsta once again was the most impressive, recording the fastest load time 5 out of the 10 weeks. 

This marks our 6th week where our hosts are on Indian servers, and Flywheel & Pressidium have performed best, with Flywheel being the fastest across 3 weeks, while Pressidium fastest twice. In the next tier of results was Lightning Base, which is impressive considering they are a budget host surrounded by premiums. While our other budget host, SiteGround, didn’t fare so well as they were the slowest host this week. WP Rocket has improved SiteGround’s speed, as their load time was 3.45 sec in Week 171 without WP Rocket, stepping up to 2.73s this week with WP Rocket.

For next week’s test, I will change up the test location from Dallas to London. Will Flywheel continue to dominate, and can SiteGround climb off the bottom with WP Rocket helping out?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 176

And this Week’s Winner is…

Speed Rankings

With 30 weeks of testing on USA, UK & Canadian 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?