The Fastest Wordpress Hosting [Incredible Case Study]

The Fastest WordPress Hosting [Incredible Case Study]

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I decided to take 12 of the fastest WordPress hosts and put them through 5 different tests to find out who the top dog of WordPress hosts really is.

Meet the contenders:

◽️ WP Engine (and their C2 platform)
◽️ WPX Hosting
◽️ Siteground
◽️ Pantheon
◽️ A2 Hosting
◽️ Kinsta
◽️ Cloudways
◽️ Bluehost
◽️ Greek Geeks
◽️ Liquid Web
◽️ Dreamhost
◽️ Go Daddy

Site speed is incredibly important for your online business. It affects your search engine ranking, bounce rate, page views, conversion rate or perhaps more simply, YOUR PROFITS.

Not only that but site speed is now a confirmed Google ranking factor. So having a fast and reliable WordPress host, is more important than ever.

I put each of these contenders through 5 tests to determine exactly who is the best WordPress host on the market today.

Checkout my video to learn who came out on top and head over to my blog to see each test in full.

(you’ll learn how to increase your search traffic & avoid penalties)

🎞️ – Video Chapters
00:00 Introduction To The Fastest WordPress Hosting
00:22 Why you need a fast WordPress host
00:43 How much money are you losing?
03:01 The contenders & test parameters
03:50 Test #1 – GT Metrix
04:14 Test #2 – Pingdom
04:32 Test #3 – Load Impact
05:10 Test #4 – WP Performance Tester plugin
06:10 Test #5 – Support quality
07:11 The winner

⚙️ – Resources In The Video
Testing The 12 Fastest WordPress Hosting Providers –
Google Speed Tool –

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44 thoughts on “The Fastest WordPress Hosting [Incredible Case Study]

  1. Now that Siteground migrated all their servers to Google Cloud in 2020, I really wish this test was run again.
    Because in my experience SiteGround has the best support. short wait times, call support. Free migration tool as well and they have taken care of most of my issues on their own when they could have just told me "how" to do it like other hosting companies do. I'm blown away at their support the past couple years.

  2. This is epic Matthew thanks for this incredible work… I can see why WP Engine got the hump about the truth you shared!!

    I also just commented on your blog about if there was a reason Big Scoots wasn't included in this test? Just conducting my own experiment to see which you respond to first 😉

  3. M looking for a free WordPress hosting platform with cpanel and migration… I dnt have much resources to buy hosting… I have watched your genuine reviews of all hosting platforms…
    Please suggest the best

  4. MAJOR PROBLEM WHEN RESEARCHING FOR GOD WEBHOSTING ! 99% OF THE REVIEWS ARE BIASED LIES. THEY ARE CREATED BY PEOPLE WHO GET PAID FOR SUCH LIES TO PROMOTE BUSINESS WHICH CANNOT GET TO THE TOP BY PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICE. I'm in IT 35yrs and have seen a lot. I used Webhostinghub for 5+ years but they gotten so bad that I could not stand it anymore. Started looking for better hosting and discovered that most of them are the same crap ! They will promise you gold and give you sht!

    I have tested BLUEHOST, FASTCOMET, HOSTGATOR, GODADDY and few more. They are all garbage! Perhaps if you have VPS you might be in a better situation.
    HOSTINGER would be probably a bit better if they would provide phone/chat support. First of all they are lying about support telling you it is 24/7. No phone support at all ! No live chat as well. They will reply to your ticket next day. Once you create a ticket – you cannot create another one (i.e different issue) until the first one is resolved – yes – can you believe it ?
    I created an account, run into problem. File manager/explorer is not working ! Created a ticked. They replied in 3 hrs and fixed it. It worked for 10 min then stopped working again…. and I could not even contact them in any way because system did not allow me to open new ticket. Terrible service.
    OMG – total disaster. I just asked PayPal to process my refund. Stay away from this company if you do not want to live in stress.

  5. Interesting, but WPX Hosting ads popped up on your site during my visit. If you search "Fastest WordPress Hosting," on Google you get tons of responses, some showing hosts that I know from personal experience are terrible, proving that the ranking is an ad driven endorsement. I am not saying that is the case here, I have never tried WPX, but I also wasn't expecting ads for WPX to pop up on your site while reviewing your recommendations. Then, and this is the amazing part, if you test the landing page of these hosts on Google's PageSpeed Insights, their performance is abysmal! Haha, how can a hosting provider make claims about performance when their own site loads ridiculously slow!! This is like feeling around in the dark!

  6. Sooo basically I have to switch to kinsta in a year 🙂 Sadly I live in the Netherlands and not all hosts have servers here. so this might not be applicable to me? And kinda strange that SG and Kinsta both have the server in the same city, Eemshaven , NL. Which means they use the same provider anyway?

  7. Thank you for taking the time to make this, you've opened my eyes to the possibilities beyond Bluehost (who have been up and down in terms of speed and support quality).

  8. I've been using siteground for 2-3 years. I was happy until the point I didn't care about the site speed. My server response time (TTFB) itself is 1.5 seconds. When I asked them why they blamed my themes and plugins. I use GeneratePress and only 3-4 plugins. My GTMetrix score is A with 95% in both. But the site load time is still 4 seconds. So, I'm considering switching and it will be WPX Hosting! Thanks for your review 🙂

  9. Matthew I have a landscape photography website with high resolution photos (I don't have optimized bc I don't want to lose photo quality. I keep them at 1900 pixels wide). Would you recommend Kinsta based on your #4 test? I usually have new visitors and I need fast load times on my site and images. I'm torn between Kinsta and WPX.

  10. I’ve just had a dreadful experience with siteground!! They have extremely bad communication skills!! They almost destroyed one of two sites while “professional migrating” the second site was completely wiped!! There one moment and gone the next but what concerns me is they blocked chat and restricted me to ticket only! Right after my site disappears!!!

  11. Matthew, I thought you were crazy. I went to Wpxhosting and found the host for me. They are a little expensive but the web hosting looks rock solid. I am paying that now for slow hosting. Thanks.

  12. I absolutely loved this tutorial. I had no idea WPX Hosting was so amazing. I did some more research and was astounded at the level of quality. I linked to your video on my WordPress blog. here you can see your video and reviews left by other WPX hosting users. Please share or link to it if you want. This video was very inspiring. Thank you for such an amazing review. I’m now a subscriber.

  13. Update: After switching to WPX, I'm having frustrating problems with image compression plugins (Smush, Imagify). Apparently WPX blocks some things (who knows what) and support hasn't really been helpful. I'm hoping to get it resolved else I'll have to leave WPX. 🙁

  14. Matthew what about security? WPEngine offers a global edge security plan upgrade for dedicated C2. From what I understand it's essentially a cloudflare premium plan with all the rules already set for you. Fast hosting has always been very important to me but security is also a major concern. Great video thanks!

  15. Hi Matthew, Thanks for the great video! Is there a location challenge in your suggestions?

    I am looking for the fastest hosting providers for WordPress in India, It would be great if you can suggest me some news for India? Thanks and god bless!

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