Now that our sites are setup on Australian servers and with WP Rocket now on board, which host is ripping it up this week in Dallas?
Speed Test – Week 186 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: Dallas, USA
- Caching 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 186 Summary Table
The fastest host this week in Dallas is Kinsta with a time of 1.63s.
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 6th that we’re testing from Australia, and the 1st with caching support from WP Rocket. Across the first 4 weeks, it was Pressidium that found itself on top of the speed rankings. The last 2 weeks has resulted in Kinsta taking the honors.
The most disappointing result came from Lightning Base, who were significantly slower than all the other hosts. SiteGround too, who I’d hoped would perform better with the support of WP Rocket, didn’t exactly set the world on fire.
For next week’s test, I will change up the test location Dallas to London. I am most interested to see if our budget hosts of SiteGround & Lightning Base can start competing better with our premiums?
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.