Without any assistance, which host is still bringing the heat this week in Sydney?
Speed Test – Week 92 Method
- Compare 8 WordPress Hosts
- Use 8 Live Sites, each with a Different Host but with Identical Content (you can check them out here)
- Use GTmetrix Speed Test
- Location of Test: Sydney, Australia
- Frequency of Testing: Every Hour for 7 Days
- Number of Weekly Tests = 1 x24 x7 x8 = 1,344 (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
Namecheap Weekly Speed Results
GoDaddy Weekly Speed Results
Lightning Base Weekly Speed Results
InMotion Hosting Weekly Speed Results
HostGator Weekly Speed Results
Bluehost Weekly Speed Results
Web Hosting Hub Weekly Speed Results
Speed Test – Week 92 Summary Table
The fastest host this week is GoDaddy with a time of 2.54s, which is a long way off the all time Sydney record of 1.02s, which was set by Namecheap in Week 71.
On our last visit to Sydney with MaxCDN, Cloudflare & W3 Total Cache setup (in Week 89), the average load time for our 8 hosts was 2.79s. This week with all speed optimizers removed, the average load time is understandably slower at 4.40s.
This is the third and final week of resetting the speed baseline for 2018. By removing all caching plugins & CDN’s, we can more visibly see the impact of them as their applied throughout 2018.
Next week we’ll fire up our 1st Speed Study of 2018, so we should start seeing some improvements in load times.
And this Week’s Winner is…
After 2 years of testing, let’s summarize all the results to see how our 8 hosts are performing overall. It will also allow us to find out which host is currently leading our speed challenge.