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
- 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?
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 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?
And this Week’s Winner is…
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.