We Challenged Our Page Speed against 7 Top Web Hosts
We are WordPress designers and developers that wanted a web hosting platform that was optimized for page speed.
We tried many of the other hosts in the early days and decided on creating our own supersonic hosting server based on our knowledge and experience.
Certainly, our results would appear to vindicate that we know how to optimize for page speed. Read the reviews below.
If you're looking for a fast loading WordPress or Woocommerce driven website you should consider Browserweb . If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Top Hosts Page Speed Review Report
10.1s is the latest speed with a page speed grade E. Officially last place again, GoDaddy really is SlowDaddy and just can't shake the "wooden spoon" rating in our report.
9.1s is the latest speed. Maybe that will improve now that Amazon own all of GoDaddy hosting.
From 12.6s in October, down to 8.2 in December, GoDaddy joined the other hosts with social listening and tried to improve their page load times. Unfortunately, WP Engine addressed their 20s+ page speed as well, so GoDaddy slides to the worst rank of them all at number 8 on the charts.
The well known hosting company has been changing it’s image and also now has embraced the fact that around a third of websites are powered by WordPress.
They sell you shared hosting with a premium subscription service to manage your WordPress driven website which starts at $80 per month, without the hosting which will set you back a few dollars more too!
Pretty damned expensive if you’re asking us – for a page speed of 12.6s, compared to 1.0s for Browserweb.
9.7s with a page grade E. WPEngine reclaims 7th spot as it battles for the "wooden spoon" position every time we check with rivals GoDaddy. Both these premium web hosts are the owners of the slowest loading websites on the planet today.
10.9s is the new time for the new redesigned WPEngine website. Officially last place in this April report, knocking off GoDaddy who replaced WPEngine in our December report. It appears WPEngine wishes to be the slowest host as it reclaims #8 position in April, the slowest host in our report.
From 21.0s in October, down to 6.8 in December, Austin based web host WP Engine joined the other hosts with social listening and tried to improve their page load times. That takes them from bottom of the charts but they only climb one spot to #7 in their refurbished 4-cylinder engine. No nitrogen can be found around their Texas garage that’s for sure.
Austin, we have a problem! Texas based WP Engine needs a new one, completely refurbished and supercharged.
We’re in Texas too, down the road in Houston and yet you’d think that WP Engine was renting it’s web servers from a farmer in Cuba. Seriously dudes and dudettes, this is an embarrassing performance figure.
At over 20 seconds, maybe this is where Hubspot hosts, as we caught them out for a very slow website in our blog post HERE. (but even they were under 20s).
Bluehost slides back to 5.2s and a page speed grade D in our May report.
Another small improvement, Bluehost cracks the 5s blues and creeps in at 4.8s this month.
From 6.4s in October, down a little to 5.2s in December, Bluehost is still feeling the blues and no sign of high fives this side of 2020.
They must have the blues over at Bluehost.Another well known web hosting company is relying on their reputation but the proof is in the load times and it’s a shocker.
Well, it goes to show, never be premature with the congratulations as we did last month. FlyWheel just slipped from #2 to #5 with a page speed of 4.8s. Oops.
Congrats to FlyWheel coming in at 3.3s. That speed wouldn't make the grade with our #3SECONDS or less or it's absolutely free, guarantee. Keep trying!
From 7.8s in October, down to 3.5s in December, Flywheel was also a big time mover and joined the other hosts with social listening and tried to improve their page load times.
A new player on the block with a “Beautiful” feeling about WordPress Website Hosting, the Fly has fallen off the Wheel here, seriously denting the page speed.At a page speed time of 7.8s this is an expensive website to host your clients. Pretty UX and UI may attract the web agencies to sign up, but the page load time is not pretty.
Pressable has tried to improve it's speed after the new design, it's at 4.3s but still ranks as a page speed grade E.
Oh dear, Pressable upgraded it's design and lost a whole lot of speed from 2.7s, now loading in 6.0s and an "E" Grade, that's put them lower on the April 2018 report.
From 3.6s in October, down to 2.7s in December, Pressable hits the high 2 second range, where 3 hosts find themselves as they cannot crack the 1 second sound barrier like Browserweb.
Pressable Managed WordPress prices has a standard set of features at time of posting this article, starts from $20.83 p/m with a restriction of 60,000 shared page views and a sluggish 3.6s page load time may press your patience.
3.8s load time and a page speed grade C for this "award winning host".
Another host with a redesign, this award-winning host (according to them) has fallen to 4.4s load time in April 2018.
From 3.5s in October, down to 2.s in December, Dreamhost shaved a second off their time, but lost #2 position by a tenth of a second – as they also cannot crack the 1 second sound barrier like Browserweb.
DreamPress is the Managed WordPress offering from Dreamhost, starting from $19.95 per month it’s competing with a couple of other players in the pricing gamification.They come in #2 to Browserweb, but are a nearly 3x slower than Browserweb and haven’t cracked the 3s benchmark. We think our $25 p/m, fully-loaded and truly blazing fast servers are worth the extra few bucks.
Sitting at 3.1s load time and a low "C" Grade, they are actually the best of the bunch as far as catching Browserweb. They've a long ways to go yet though to catch up to our 1.5s load time.
Another faller, Siteground was making strides. Curiously, they have a "Passion" brick image on the home page. With a tweak in it's design, they've lost the passion for speed. Sitting at 3.5s load time and barely a "C" Grade, it's another average hosting report in April.
From 4.0s in October, down to 2.4s in December, Siteground improves to #2 in the charts, They are still digging for the one second solution as they also cannot crack the 1 second sound barrier like Browserweb.
Siteground has been around a long time and is a well respected web host. They don’t offer Managed WordPress, they have shared WordPress hosting.
The website raves about “Always the Hottest Speed Technologies” but at 4s load, they’ve dropped the ball as the claims don’t backup their own website load times, which, we assume, is hosted on their own servers.
So there you have it, we’ve got faster page speed load times than those 7 other managed WordPress Web Hosting companies.
We came in at 1.5s for a fully loaded web page. The key takeaway here is that we're just consistent. If you look at the others, they are constantly inconsistent with their page speed. We test every page 3x to ensure our results are fair and a true representation of the facts. We're the only web host that is consistent in the page speed report, month-on-month, year on year. We will offer your website(s) the same. Sign up today and enjoy supersonic page load times fused with great customer service.
Our "A" Graded hosting with a stunning and blazing fast 1.6s fully loaded web page. In March, we added a couple more interactive revolution sliders near the footer of the home page. People say don't use it, we've supported it for years, it's a fantastic visual aid. So we lose 0.3s but don't you like our new Blimp?
In December, we added a lot more load on the design elements, with interactive content and more, but the difference of 0.3s to provide this extra depth of offerings to keep blazing fast page load times was well worth it.
Browserweb recorded 1.0s page speed in October.
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