With WP Rocket setup for our sites sitting on Indian servers, which host is powering through the traffic this week in London?
Speed Test – Week 177 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
- Host Server Location: India
- Location of Test: London, UK
- 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?
Identical Live Sites
SiteGround Weekly Speed Results
Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results
flywheel Weekly Speed Results
kinsta Weekly Speed Results
pressidium Weekly Speed Results
wp engine Weekly Speed Results
SPeed Test – Week 177 Summary Table
The fastest host this week in London is Pressidium with a blistering time of 1.58s.
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 now marks our 7th week where our hosts are on Indian servers, and Flywheel & Pressidium have continued to perform the best, with both being the fastest across 3 weeks each. In the next tier of results was SiteGround, which is impressive considering they are a budget host surrounded by premiums. WP Rocket has improved SiteGround’s speed, as their load time was 2.92s in Week 172 without WP Rocket, stepping up to 2.26s this week with WP Rocket.
For next week’s test, I will change up the test location from London to Mumbai. Will Flywheel & Pressidium continue to dominate, and can SiteGround compete with the top 2 premiums?
And this Week’s Winner is…
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.