With our sites sitting on Australian servers, which host is ripping up the track this week in London?

Speed Test – Week 182 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: Australia
  • Location of Test: London, UK
  • Caching 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 182 Summary Table

The fastest host this week in London is Pressidium with a blistering time of 1.19s.

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. 

And the 10 weeks of testing from Indian servers resulted in Flywheel & Pressidium performing the best, with Flywheel being the fastest across 5 weeks and Pressidium 3 weeks. 

This week marks the 2nd that we’re testing from Australia without any caching support. For the second week in a row, Pressidium has come out on top.

The most disappointing results were WP Engine & Flywheel, both much slower than our budget hosts of SiteGround & Lightning Base. Particularly surprising is Flywheel being slowest, after typically being one of the fastest host across 2019 so far.

For next week’s test, I will change up the test location from London to Mumbai. I wonder whether Pressidium will continue to bring the most speed, and can WP Engine & Flywheel recover in India?

Speed Test Results - Summary Table - Week 182

And this Week’s Winner is…

Speed Rankings

With 40 weeks of testing on USA, UK, Canadian & Indian 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?