Which Is The Best WordPress Hosting? 7 Hosts – 6 Ruthless Tests

Choosing the best WordPress hosting for your site is critical.

And the most important thing you need to consider is…

How fast it is!

Why?

Because if your website loads slowly, you will suffer from-

  • Lower search engine rankings
  • Higher bounce rates
  • Lower page view numbers
  • Lower conversion rates

And last but not least…

 A SLOW WEBSITE = LOWER PROFITS! 

Your websites speed is critical to the bottom line of your business.

And all of that starts by making sure you choose the best WordPress hosting for you.

PRO TIP: With WordPress hosting- “best” does not mean “most expensive”

Keep reading and you’ll understand exactly what I mean…

Because the tests below will help you save $1,080 this year.

Which Is The Best WordPress Hosting?

Choosing the best WordPress hosting is easy.

You want to make sure that the host you choose-

  • Is super fast on the front and back end
  • Loads your website quickly globally
  • Takes security seriously (automatic backups & SSL)
  • Offers great support
  • Provides value for money

The problem is, that is much easier said than done.

So to find out who really offers the best WordPress hosting…

I setup 18 test blogs across 7 popular managed WordPress hosting providers.

And then I ran 6 tests across each of those 18 blogs-

  1. Speed of loading from different locations around the world
  2. Ability to cope with a plugin-heavy WP blog
  3. Ability to handle a heavy simultaneous traffic load
  4. How each hosts hardware benchmarks
  5. Support speed & quality
  6. Value for money (very surprising result!)

who is the best wordpress host?

Note: I chose the cheapest plan with multiple sites. Cheaper plans are available.
  1. Kinsta – Who are the current host of this blog
    • Cost: 2 websites, $60 monthly, $600 annually
    • CDN: Yes – KeyCDN included
  2. WPX Hosting – The previous host of this blog before Kinsta
    • Cost: 5 websites, $24.99 monthly, $249.99 annually
    • CDN: Yes – WPX Cloud included
  3. WP Engine – My host before WPX Hosting (it wasn’t great)
    • Cost: 5 websites, $115 monthly, $1150 annually
    • CDN: Yes – MaxCDN>Stackpath included
  4. SiteGround – Specifically their managed WordPress hosting option
    • Cost: unlimited website, normally $19.95 monthly, $239.40 annually
    • CDN: No – Free CloudFlare recommended
  5. Hostgator – The managed WordPress Hosting package
    • Cost: 3 websites, $27.95 monthly, $335.40 annually
    • CDN: No – Free CloudFlare recommended
  6. Liquid Web – Again, their managed WordPress hosting offering
    • Cost: 10 websites, $99 monthly, $1,188 annually
    • CDN: No – Free CloudFlare recommended
  7. Amazon EC2 – Not a managed WordPress host, but a DIY wildcard alternative
    • Cost: Unlimited websites, $14.99 monthly, $179.88 annually
    • CDN: No – Free CloudFlare recommended

So with WPEngine & LiquidWeb being the most expensive  of all of them by a long way.

You would expect them to be the clear winners…

Right?

 WRONG! 

Not even close.

How I Tested WordPress Hosting Speed

I setup a total of 18 test sites across each of the 7 hosts.

Hosts that included a CDN as part of their package had 2 sites installed on them (WPXHosting, Kinsta & WP Engine).

Hosts that ask you to use a free CDN like CloudFlare had 3 sites installed on them (Siteground, Hostgator, Amazon EC2 & LiquidWeb).

All of the sites are hosted in the USA.

Then I created 3 different types of blog on 1 host and cloned that across each host using this plugin

Blog Type #1
Image Heavy

Cronus Theme
11 photos
2,000 words

Blog Type #2
Plugin Heavy

Cronus Theme
30 plugins
No text/images

Blog Type #3
CloudFlare

Blog Type #1
Plus Free CloudFlare CDN

And to help make things a little easier for you…

You can see the live versions of all of test blogs below-

Siteground

HostGator

LiquidWeb

Amazon EC2

WPX Hosting

 
Kinsta

 
WP Engine

Feel free to click through to any of them and run your own tests!

But if you’re too lazy to do that…

Here are the results of my 6 tests-

Test #1 – Image Heavy Site Loading Speed

In this test:

I took the Blog Type 1 (image heavy) install for each host and ran it through GTMetrix twice.

Often a sites content is cached on the hosting server and CDN.

So I ran 2 passes of GTMetrix to make sure all caches were primed.

Then I tested each site from 7 global locations and averaged out the results.

This is what it looks like-

Wordpress hosting speed test results

Test #1 Conclusions

 The clear winner here is WPX Hosting. 

But it’s fair to say that all of the hosts performed within acceptable levels in Canada and North America (except for Amazon EC2).

It’s only when you start taking a global look at things do you see dramatic differences in the load times.

But having globally fast loading times is critical in the modern economy.

Test #2 – Plugin Heavy Site Loading Speed

A plugin heavy site can cause huge problems when it comes to load times.

And it’s easy to get carried away!

This blog has 56 active plugins at the time of writing-

56 active plugins on the blog

And plugins can have such a big impact on load time…

WP Engine maintains a list of plugins that are banned on their platform.

So for the Blog Type 2 (plugin heavy) installs, I installed 30 popular plugins with no other content whatsoever.

This test is different because we are testing the computing power of the host, rather than the speed of delivering static image files.

Then I tested each plugin heavy install from 7 global locations & averaged out the results-

wordpress hosting plugin speed test results

Test #2 Conclusions

Like the first test, WPX Hosting is the winner here.

Although it is a marginal win over WP Engine.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the tested page had absolutely zero content.

And the slower hosts seem to have started choking with the higher number of requests.

Test #3 – WordPress Performance Tester Benchmarks

The WordPress Performance Tester plugin is specifically designed to stress test WordPress hosting servers.

It does that by running a number of tests-

  • Math – 100,000 math function tests
  • String Manipulation – 100,000 string manipulation tests
  • Loops – 1,000,000 loop iterations
  • Conditionals – 1,000,000 conditional logic checks
  • MySql – basic mysql functions and 1,000,000 ENCODE() iterations
  • $wpdb – 250 insert, select, update and delete operations

And then outputs 2 performance metrics-

  •  Execution Time    – how long it took to do all of those tests (lower is better)
  •  Queries Per Second    – how many queries per second processed (higher is better)

I ran each of the Blog Type 1 (image heavy) installs for each host through the plugin.

And these were the results…

wordpress hosting benchmark test results

Test #3 Conclusion

As you can see 2x of the more budget friendly hosts WPX Hosting & Siteground performed incredibly well here.

But interestingly:

 The more expensive hosts like Kinsta, LiquidWeb and WP Engine failed to perform. 

That is the exact opposite of what I would expect to happen…

You would think those extra $$$ translate into better hosting hardware and setups!

But the data is telling a different story.

Test #4 – Load Impact

Next I wanted to know:

How would each host perform under stress from 500 simultaneous visitors?

However I had a huge problem:

Most hosts automatically block tests like this because it reseambles a DDOS attack.

But it was critical  that I conducted anonymous testing because I didn’t want the hosts to know I was testing them.

So I created a new page on each Blog Type 1 (image heavy) install with 1,000 words-

Then I set Load Impact to work by sending 500 simulated visitors to load each page on each host.

This is how it played out-

wordpress hosting loadimpact test results

Test #4 Conclusion

From the tests I was able to complete-

 WPX Hosting was the hands down winner here   – it wasn’t even close.

And although WPEngine, Amazon and LiquidWeb were slower…

They did not collapse under the testing and remained online.

As for the other hosts I had problems testing with-

  • Kinsta – LoadImpact was reporting a problem with overloaded Amazon VPS’s
  • SiteGround – Either the hosting failed or they automatically blocked LoadImpact
  • HostGator – Fell down during testing , the site went offline with a 503 error

And while I would have loved to get a result for them…

It would have brought attention to my testing & I wanted to test anonymously.

Perhaps in the future I will be able to run this test again for the missing hosts.

Test #5 – Hosting Support

Speed of your website is one thing.

 But speed (and quality) of support is another. 

And given that the tested hosts are self proclaimed “WordPress Experts”

I wanted to put that to the test.

So I opened an identical support ticket with each host to see-

  1. How long it took to respond
  2. If they would fix the problem for me

Here is the support ticket I sent to each host-

Hi Support,

I am not a very technical person and need help with the setup of this redirect on my site hosted with you thanks:

hostingtest2.space – all pages except hostingtest2.space/wp-admin

to redirect to

hostingtest2.space

Thanks in advance.

Matt

It’s not a super easy problem to fix…

But it’s not super difficult either.

Any WordPress expert should be able to tackle it.

In my opinion the easiest way to solve this problem is with a .htaccess edit like this-

RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^(/wp-admin|.wp-login.php.) [NC]

RewriteRule (.*) http:/hostingtest3.space//$1 [R=301,L]

But:

There is always more than one way to skin a cat!

Test #5 Conclusion

As expected –  the test results varied wildly here. 

Some hosts took full control and deployed a solution on my behalf…

Where as others… didn’t.

Here is how they performed-

Wordpress hosting support test results

 Kinsta, LiquidWeb & WPXHosting solved the problem successfully. 

And out of those 3-

It was WPXhosting that solved the problem the quickest and with minimum fuss.

However:

 WPEngine & SiteGround seriously fell short here 

Their “WordPress experts” were not able to solve the problem.

Test #6 – The Free CloudFlare CDN

4x of the hosts I tested  did not include any kind of CDN-

  1. SiteGround
  2. LiquidWeb
  3. HostGator
  4. Amazon EC2

And it is common advice for hosting companies to recommend you setup the free version of the CloudFlare CDN.

Supposedly this will help increase website speed.

But is that really true?

To find out I cloned the Blog Type 1 (image heavy) install to a new domain on each host and then activated the free CloudFlare CDN-

Then I tested each of these installs with GTMetrix from 7 different global locations.

And the results were very interesting…

WordPress Hosting Features Compared

So far we have focused purely on speed, reliabiliy and support.

But what about other hosting features…

wordpress hosting features compared

As you can see:

There really isn’t that much difference between them on the face of it…

Except for price!

It’s only with the nitty gritty testing that you see huge differences in quality of service.

The Worst Things About Each Host

Regardless of which host you look at, each of them have their own cons.

The best wordpress hosting for me, isn’t necessarily the best WordPress hosting for you.

For example:

WPX Hosting is clearly the fastest, but if you need phone support…

They aren’t right for you.

So here is what I didn’t like about each of the managed WordPress hosting options-

WP Engine

WPX Hosting

  • No phone support
  • No Git support
  • Servers are only available in USA and UK
  • Back end control panel could be easier to use

Hostgator

  • Terrible trust score
  • No CDN on base plan
  • No free SSLs, only paid
  • No staging area
  • Long list of banned plugins
  • Automatic backups are a paid upgrade
  • Terrible loading speed from non-US locations (see above tests)

Liquid Web

  • Very expensive
  • Not exactly the quickest based on my testing
  • No CDN on base plan (but free Cloudflare CDN worked best of tested hosts here)
  • No free email, costs $10 monthly extra + $1-$3 per email address
  • No discounts for annual subscription

Kinsta

  • No phone support
  • Expensive for multiple websites
  • No email support – additional costs with Google Apps etc
  • List of banned plugins
  • No live chat for pre-sales questions
  • No free migration on the base plan

SiteGround

  • Pricing virtually triples in year 2
  • No staging area on base plan
  • After first month, no monthly payment option
  • No real CDN on base plan (free Cloudflare doesn’t count)

Amazon

  • Not really a WordPress host
  • You need to configure everything
  • Very technical, requires command line
  • No CDN
  • No automatic backups
  • Support is for their hardware only
  • No cost saving reason to choose Amazon over dedicated WP hosts

Wrapping It Up

While it is usually true that “you get what you pay for” in life..

That isn’t true when it comes to choosing the best wordpress hosting.

WP Engine ($115/mo) & Liquid Web ($99/mo) are the most expensive but also failed to perform.

HostGator were also consistently poor.

That leaves SiteGround, Kinsta and WPX Hosting to consider.

Kinsta and WPX Hosting performed consistently faster than Siteground.

But Siteground did hold steady throughout all of my testing.

I suspect if you added a quality CDN to SiteGround rather than the free CloudFlare suggestion they would perform much better.

But that’s an extra cost and Kinsta & WPX Hosting already include good CDNs for free.

So if I was going to rank them…

The Best WordPress Hosting Is…

  1. WPX Hosting – Cheap but also the fastest with the best support
  2. Kinsta – Solid performance, fantastic support & the current host of this blog
  3. SiteGround – Budget friendly and fast but support was lacking

best wordpress hosting final test results

The great irony of these results is that…

WPX Hosting used to host this blog (I famously ditched WPEngine for them).

Then 2 years ago…

I moved the blogs hosting over to Kinsta because I needed-

  • A server level backup/restore system
  • A staging area
  • Access to new technologies like HHVM (which is now deceased)

But:

Since I moved this blog to Kinsta

The WPX Hosting team have added a bunch of new features such as-

  1. Their own backup/restore system
  2. A staging area
  3. A free custom CDN called “WPX Cloud”

In fact I still have 9 sites hosted with WPX Hosting including my SEO agency site and my black friday deals site (neither of which have WPX Cloud activated right now).

Where as Kinsta are currently hosting this blog and my SEO course.

But as they say:

The proof is in the pudding.

And based on all of my testing and personal experiences…

 The best WordPress hosting is WPX Hosting 
(assuming you don’t need phone support)

And remember this:

A faster website will result in-

  • Higher search engine rankings
  • Lower bounce rates
  • Higher page view numbers
  • Higher conversion rates

And most importantly…

 HIGHER PROFITS! 

So don’t waste your time and money with a slower host.

Who do you think the best WordPress host is right now?

I would love to know!

What Other People Say…

I came across an interesting thread the other day in a Facebook group-

wpx hosting feedback from other people

So that double confirms it!

WPXHosting is the best WordPress hosting!

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    So I have to ask, since WPX was the best, why did you move from WPX to Kinsta?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      Read the “Wrapping It Up’ section and you’ll find out.

  145. yaseen
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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      Perfect! Exactly why I wrote this article!

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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      Cheers Hari!

  147. deepika
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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks very much Deepika!

  148. Sr borewells
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    Such a great post…Thank you for your information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      No problem, I hope you the article helped you out!

  149. Radhika Jain
    1.3.2019

    I was so confused which WordPress Hosting is the best, am glad that i found this post and cleared my Doubt.
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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:30 pm

      Ahhh perfect! Glad the article was able to straighten out a few things for you!

  150. Radhika Jain
    1.3.2019

    I was so confused which WordPress Hosting is the best, am glad that i found this post and cleared my Doubt.
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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      Hey Radhika! I’m glad you found the post and it was able to clarify a few things for you :)

  151. Ahmed
    1.2.2019

    Hey! Thanks.
    Its realy great info.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 7th, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Hey Ahmed, hope the tests help you decide on a WP host to suit.

  152. Mahima Git
    1.2.2019

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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:06 am

      Hey, thanks very much. I hope it’s given you an insight into which would be the better WP host for your needs.

  153. Surjeet verma
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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:08 am

      Hey Surjeet, well I hope it helped you figure out which WP hosting is best for you.

  154. sabitha
    1.1.2019

    Nice post

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:09 am

      Thanks Sabitha! Who are you currently hosting with?

  155. hasan
    1.1.2019

    This is the exact post what I was searching for. Thanks, Your post is very informative.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:12 am

      Glad to hear it Hasan!

  156. only profit india
    1.1.2019

    Hi Mathew, Nice blog well. Written but wpx is not available in India.

    What would be best wordpress hosting form India.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:17 am

      Hey, to the best of my knowledge WPX hosting is available in India. Give their support team a message.

    • Terry Kyle, CEO WPX Hosting
      January 3rd, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Hi,

      WPX is definitely available in India and our CDN has an end point in Mumbai.

      Can you clarify as to why you think WPX is not available in India as we have many Indian customers?

      Thanks in advance.

  157. Kelvin Deny
    12.31.2018

    Hello Great Article and amazing information

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Thanks Kelvin! Hope you found the tests useful!

  158. Johnathan Weberg
    12.31.2018

    Hosting is important, I’ve always recommended for clients to get dedicated servers as well. You want your site ALWAYS up, you never know the level of clients or customer that will come through, or how many.
    Great post!

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:24 am

      Hi Johnathan, thanks very much! Yes it can be a disaster if your site goes down – thanks for your thoughts :)

  159. SEEMA
    12.31.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2019 at 7:25 am

      Hey Seema, glad you liked it.

  160. sravya
    12.31.2018

    Wonderful article.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 31st, 2018 at 4:37 am

      Thanks very much Sravya!

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    12.28.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:07 am

      Glad it has shown you which WP hosting you should opt for!

  162. John Colin
    12.27.2018

    Wonderful article. Thanks of lot that things discussed with us.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:10 am

      No problem John, some interesting tests to carry out!

  163. Sajag
    12.27.2018

    I Like this blog and information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:19 am

      Thanks very much Sajag.

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    12.27.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:30 am

      Hope you found the tests helpful!

  165. any blog info
    12.27.2018

    the site hosted on WPX hosting are taking forever to load for me

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:33 am

      Contact their support and they will help you with a solution.

    • Terry Kyle, CEO WPX Hosting
      January 3rd, 2019 at 9:54 am

      If you approach WPX Support, they will arrange a free optimization analysis on your site and identify the speed bottleneck/s.

      Typically it will be a specific plugin or theme issue and the ‘Waterfall’ on GTMetrix or Pingdom Tools can offer insights there.

      If properly optimized, sites on WPX should achieve around 1 second or less loading around the world.

      Let me know directly if you need further help thanks.

  166. Sonam Sharma
    12.27.2018

    This blog is really fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 3:42 am

      Glad to help! Are you switching up your web hosting?

  167. Steven Muller
    12.26.2018

    Awesome post. Wanted to switch my hosting to WPX hosting but as it doesn’t provide service outside UK and USA, maybe I will be switching to Hostgator! It wouldn’t be possible without you Mathew! Thanks a lot!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 28th, 2018 at 4:03 am

      Hey Steven, chat to their support team and they can give you all the info you need!

    • Terry Kyle, CEO WPX Hosting
      December 28th, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Hi Steven,

      As Matt’s tests above show, with our global CDN, site speeds around the world are very fast, almost regardless of where the site is hosted now.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

  168. Sudhakar
    12.26.2018

    good article it is very useful to me so helpful to me

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:14 am

      Awesome news. Will you be switching hosting?

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    12.26.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:15 am

      Thanks Rishi!

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    12.25.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:46 am

      No problem, I hope it helps you to understand which hosting will suit your needs.

  171. Kelvin Deny
    12.24.2018

    nice post thanks for sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Hey Kelvin, no worries! Hope you found it useful!

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    12.24.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:46 am

      Thanks Nura!

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    12.24.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:50 am

      Thanks very much! Have you decided to switch up your hosting!

  174. priyanka
    12.23.2018

    Hello,
    Very informative post.
    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Have a great day.
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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 5:54 am

      No probs Priyanka, I hope you found the test results helpful!

  175. David Cross
    12.22.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2018 at 8:21 am

      No probs David! Hope it gave you an insight into the hosting providers.

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 21st, 2018 at 8:06 am

      Hey, thanks very much for your comment :)

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      Thanks, I’m pleased you liked that article.

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    12.20.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 21st, 2018 at 8:28 am

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  179. Biplab
    12.20.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 21st, 2018 at 8:30 am

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  180. only profit india
    12.20.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
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    12.18.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
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      Glad to help!

  182. deepika
    12.18.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 19th, 2018 at 1:50 am

      You’re welcome! Hope it gave you an insight into WP hosting.

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    12.18.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
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    • Matthew Woodward
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    12.17.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 19th, 2018 at 1:54 am

      No problem at all Kumar!

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  187. Tatyaso
    12.17.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:37 am

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading!

  188. Asad RAZA
    12.17.2018

    I think so for wordpress if we get godaddy or namecheap hosting with coupons it would be cheaper for the first year but after that it would much more costly but the point is reliablity …. You can trust these with life

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:39 am

      Very well said.

  189. Sneha
    12.17.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:43 am

      Thanks Sneha. Which hosting are you currently using?

  190. Prakash Adhikari
    12.17.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:45 am

      No worries Prakash, hope the tests help clear up any confusion.

  191. Roku
    12.17.2018

    Thanks for sharing WordPress related information with us.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:46 am

      No problem Roku.

  192. Rohan Bhalla
    12.15.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:56 am

      So which hosting are you changing to?

  193. Rakesh Kota
    12.14.2018

    I was looking for a best wordpress hosting, thanks for the infromation

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2018 at 6:59 am

      Awesome, glad you found my post!

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    12.14.2018

    Nice post, the information about wordpress given in this article is very useful .

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 14th, 2018 at 4:41 am

      Cheers! Glad you found the tests useful :)

  195. Roku
    12.14.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 14th, 2018 at 4:46 am

      No problem Roku, glad to help.

  196. Kathleen
    12.13.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Thanks Kathleen, hopefully will highlight which wordpress hosting is right for you.

  197. Studio Impress
    12.13.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2018 at 7:06 am

      No worries, happy to help.

  198. Nikita Verma
    12.12.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2018 at 7:13 am

      Thanks Nikita! Hope the tests give you the info you need!

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 13th, 2018 at 7:26 am

      Thanks very much, glad you found it interesting.

  200. Julian Anna
    12.11.2018

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      Hey Julian, really pleased you found my article to give you more information before switching your hosting provider :)

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  202. Uma
    12.10.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2018 at 5:38 am

      No problem Uma!

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    12.10.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2018 at 5:02 am

      Thanks Rohan

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  205. sk chaudhri
    12.9.2018

    i liked the phrase that you have mentioned here “A SLOW WEBSITE = LOWER PROFITS! “…..previously i was in hostgator.. now I am planning to transfer it to siteGround this christmas.. hope this will boost my site speed..

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2018 at 5:25 am

      Thanks for reading and I hope you can make a more informed decision in which WP hosting to use.

  206. Gaurav Kumar
    12.8.2018

    Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for sharing complete details and inner side information about hosting providers. I will surely try WPX Hosting.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2018 at 5:31 am

      Sounds like an intelligent decision :)

  207. Shubh wedding place
    12.8.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 10th, 2018 at 5:32 am

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  208. softcrayons tech solution
    12.7.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
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      No problem, hope it’s helpful for choosing a reliable and fast WordPress host.

  209. Digital Marketing Course in kochi
    12.6.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 8:59 am

      No problem, I hope you are more informed about these WP hosts.

  210. Rohan kumar
    12.6.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Glad to be able to shed some light on these WP hosts in action.

  211. Shan
    12.6.2018

    I love reading this article . I learn a lot from this.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Shan!

  212. Nestor
    12.6.2018

    I have been following Matthew for more than 5 years, and everything he has shared has been gold. Especially about moving to WPX Hosting.

    Like Matthew (he doesn’t know it but I’ve made him my mentor), I too hosted my sites at wpengine. Then there was the fact that they provide no email service (an important deciding point not clearly disclosed by them).

    I don’t need to expand on Matthews clearly explain lack of expert WordPress support. But I digress.

    Moving my sites to WPX Hosting has been a blessing to say the least.

    Their WordPress knowledge is the best I’ve encounter, and get this. Their response time is less than 5 minutes when you submit a ticket, and their Live chat is not monitored by sales reps, they are the real thing, and when they can’t help you they escalate creating a Trouble ticket for you passing on the entire chat history so that you don’t have to start from scratch.

    OH yeah baby. AND get this….

    My sites are loading in less than 2 secs.

    Thank you Matthew!!

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 9:06 am

      Hey Nestor, wow awesome load time! I’m sorry to hear you had similar problems with WPEngine they were a real nightmare when I needed the support! Like you say WPX Hosting saved my bacon!

  213. Joe Sharp
    12.6.2018

    Had some amazing customer support from Andrey at WPX hosting with a zapier linking issue on a test site he managed to resolve it super fast.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Yep, just another testimonial that their service is fantastic!

  214. Anes
    12.5.2018

    Hey Matt, thank you for this useful experiment, I think you forgot to include Hostinger, the newest player in the web hosting industry and the best from my opinion so far, got a shared premium hosting plan from them for only 50$ a year, installed a free Cloudflare free CDN along with the W3 total cache plugin and I have been getting constant 2 to 3 seconds load time, not too shabby given the fact that you are only paying 4$ per month, I think it would be a good option for low budgets, check my results https://imgur.com/a/rNh2HQC

    Thank you very much and keep up the good work.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:06 am

      Hi,

      They are not a managed WordPress host so wouldnt qualify here sorry

  215. Stacey
    12.5.2018

    Thank you a lot for that article, Matthew! I just can’t wait for the phone support to be working. I would love to chat to my favorite support agent at WPX ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:11 am

      No problem Stacey, in the meantime they provide awesome support through livechat.

  216. funnywifinames
    12.5.2018

    thanks for sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:11 am

      You’re welcome!

  217. Farhang Babkayee
    12.5.2018

    Thank you for your post.

    Is there any limitation on the page views or capacity of Ram and CPU. please share more info about the WPX hosting, Because i want to run a membership website using WPX.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:07 am

      You would be able to do that no problem

    • Terry Kyle, CEO, WPX Hosting
      December 8th, 2018 at 8:36 am

      Hi Farhang ,

      As the Amazon EC2 testing above illustrates, it is not a question of specific resources for successful hosting but rather how well tuned and optimized that hosting is for your needs.

      When properly configured, huge sites with large traffic perform flawlessly on WPX (we run many and also we have no automatic cutoff bandwidth limits though you will be contacted by WPX Support if there is a massive traffic spike that exceeds your plan limits).

      Issues arise when webmasters insist on a specific plugin that has crazy request levels or are coded by a programmer who has no understanding of server resources. That’s partly why WPEngine has such a long banned plugin list.

      If you use a specific membership plugin, please approach WPX Support and they will verify with our Optimization team whether that could be a potential issue or not.

      Hope that helps.

  218. newsallin
    12.5.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:15 am

      No worries, glad to shed some light on these WP hosting providers :)

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    12.5.2018

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    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:16 am

      Thanks Robert! Glad you subscribed and I hope this article helped you with your WP hosting decisions.

  220. NIVE
    12.5.2018

    NICE POSTING THANK YOU FOR YOUR POSTING

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:17 am

      Not a problem.

  221. sabitha
    12.5.2018

    Thank you for sharing this useful article with us. I love to read your post. I appreciate you to continue your hard work

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:21 am

      Thanks Sabitha, hope the article helped you understand which WP host will suit your needs :)

  222. Bill Evans
    12.4.2018

    I’ve been with WPX since back when they were still TrafficPlanet. I’ve always appreciated the quick response I receive from my service inquiries. I almost did not choose them simply due to the lack of phone support, but I have come to the realization that with other services that have phone support, I spend a lot of time on hold, whereas, with WPX, I open chat and can get most questions resolved within a few minutes.

    I moved from a Godaddy hosting to WPX, so I knew speed could only improve. It didn’t improve as much as I hoped, but some of that might be the theme I have that seems to carry a lot of overhead (Avada). Some time ago, I went to the effort to employ a CDN from Amazon in hopes of speeding things up. A few months after doing all that work (with very meager gains in performance), WPX announces their own CDN. Well, phooey.

    Now I am considering the effort to backtrack away from Amazon’s CDN to use WPX’s. I would rather use WPX, but I don’t know what that switch will involve. So instead, I do nothing. :-(

    I feel like I am sitting on a thoroughbred in the starting gate at Kentucky Derby… horses nostrils are flared and snorting, muscles wound tight as springs waiting for the starting pistol, suddenly the gates burst open and they’re off in a flurry of snot, sweat, and dirt clods… except me… My pony limps out of the gate with hobbled hooves.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Hey Bill,

      I’m pretty sure if you ask them, they will migrate you to their CDN.

      It shouldnt be anymore difficult than disabling a plugin and clicking a couple of buttons in the WPXHosting member area.

    • Terry Kyle, CEO, WPX Hosting
      December 8th, 2018 at 8:52 am

      H Bill,

      Yes the WPX Support team will handle any aspect of CDN changeover or migration for you, fast and free.

  223. Stephine
    12.4.2018

    Informative content and i am also blogger but i don’t know which hosting is best one so after reading your article so you have clear me about hosting plan. So now i can choose best one them.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:33 am

      Great news Stephine!

  224. Stéphane - Sport Chez Soi
    12.4.2018

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you very, very much for this article and your tests. I was going to try Flywheel when I found this post. II’m now hesitating between Flywheel and WPX…

    Did you have any opportunity to test Flywheel which seems a very good option too even if it is more expensive than WPX?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:09 am

      I have zero experience with FlyWheel sorry

  225. Inesh Enterprises
    12.4.2018

    Thanks for sharing such a great article, this is very useful

    Actually I love everything you write in your blog and always try to don’t miss even one article of yours

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 6th, 2018 at 4:27 am

      Glad to hear it ;)

  226. Alston Antony
    12.3.2018

    Hi Matthew,

    I hope this comment is helpful for some of your readers of this post.

    I got WPX after reading this post for one of client website and everything worked out great (speed, support & transfer).

    I went in to update a long page post from back-end (only one I have in the website about partnerships & sponsoring) and noticed I keep on getting a blank screen. When I contacted the support they told they have a ***memory limit*** which is not written anywhere on the pricing/plan page.

    Customer support staff gave this explanation.

    “The plans and pricing page includes the most essential information. Adding all of the server specs would make it less user friendly.”

    However I think memory limit is is an important factor when it comes to hosting.

    There is no wrong with limits but a pricing plan should say everything clearly because now I need to explain to my client why the recommend hosting plan by me for yearly plan I transferred has imposed limits on the hosting even-tough limit is not shown on the pricing page and why they are paying more money compared to siteground wordpress hosting when the page load fine there.

    Thanks
    Alston

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Hey Alston,

      Sorry to hear that!

      I assume your client hasn’t gone through the renewal process of siteground yet where the price can triple or quadruple

      Either way, that wouldnt resolve your issue.

      Were WPX able to do anything to help?

  227. Royan Shawn Shaw
    12.3.2018

    I treasure the UK a lot as it was while I was in the UK as an accountancy student I bought a copy of I internet marketing for dummies from the local library at Peckham in South Dulwich. This was where I earned my first hundred quid as an internet marketer.

    As for you Matthew I think you’re the reigning people’s champion when it comes to delivering quality and informative blog post after blog post which never fails to show a new and dynamic perspective on the issue.

    I never fail to defend you whenever I see other bloggers putting up so called “Top 20 Most Powerful Bloggers In The World” and your name is missing from their lists.

    You have shown true passion for your work and as a more senior blogger and internet marketer I encourage you to never stop doing it the way that you’ve been doing it and for as long as you can do it.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Thanks for your kind words!

      Things slowed down a little this year for various reasons, but I have a lot more like this coming in the next months for you!

  228. Farhang Babkayee
    12.3.2018

    Great post.

    But I have a question about their ( visitors limit) what if one of my posts go viral? will my website be down?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Who is “their”?

  229. srborewells
    12.3.2018

    Nice article, usefull information

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 3rd, 2018 at 4:50 am

      Thanks, glad it’s of use!

  230. ultimateblackcar
    12.3.2018

    Thank you for this shearing awesome blog. Your efforts are appreciable.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 3rd, 2018 at 4:51 am

      No problem, the tests speak for themselves.

  231. Nikita Verma
    12.3.2018

    You Describe very well. Thanks for sharing Nice Article I Appreciate your

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 3rd, 2018 at 4:54 am

      You’re welcome Nikita, you can now be more informed when choosing your WP web hosting :)

  232. Gamer
    12.2.2018

    thanks for sharing this content,i have good experience with WPX. I am a blogger and i need these type of tips by others who have the knowledge ,

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 3rd, 2018 at 4:55 am

      Glad to see you already use WPX.

  233. Igor Mateski
    12.2.2018

    I had my agency websites on a Siteground vps.
    We also host a SaaS social app we built. After several upgrades the cost.became a big burden so we started looking for options.

    We looked at liquid, and inmotion hoating. After a bit of research and talking to sales, we settled for an in motion deal. Four times.cheaper than Siteground.
    We haven’t migrated anything yet, but I’m eager to do so.

    I’ve.seen good.scores for in motion. Maybe you can check them out and expand your blog.

    Let me know if you need a hand. We can do the tests and send over the findings.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Hey,

      Thanks Igor, I will add them to the list for the future as they offer a managed WP service.

      Thanks for the offer to test but I think it’s better that I do all of that to make sure everything is even stevens where possible

  234. Farhang Babkayee
    12.1.2018

    Amazing article.
    I live in iraq and Liquid web test sites are faster than others in all your test sites.

    But as you said very expensive.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Can you share some speed test results please?

  235. Oliver Sherrington
    12.1.2018

    Hi Matt,

    Any ideas on how Bluehost compares to these?

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Well as of last week, Bluehost released their new WordPress Pro hosting service and I would have loved to test that.

  236. Roslia santamaria
    11.29.2018

    Thanks for this article. All these tips are very useful.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 30th, 2018 at 2:29 am

      No problem Roslia, glad you found it helpful :)

  237. softcrayons tech solution
    11.29.2018

    Have a great experience with WPX.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 30th, 2018 at 3:01 am

      Glad to hear it…. I’m not surprised :)

  238. anebelly liza
    11.29.2018

    Hiii!! Really thanks for providing such a unique and genuine information related to word press. As a Beginners i learnt the basics .keep on updating.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 30th, 2018 at 3:13 am

      Hope you can choose a great WordPress host! (WPX Hosting)

  239. Ashley Rose
    11.28.2018

    just want to appreciate you efforts Matthew.. good work

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 30th, 2018 at 4:26 am

      Thanks Ashley!

  240. Valentin
    11.28.2018

    Hi,
    I wish you have done this test 2 months ago when I had to change hosting because the old hosting was closing business. Being obsessed with speed and needing a lot of memory I wanted to choose Siteground. As I needed 50-70 G memory asked them if they can sell me 2xGogeek plan=2x30G but they refused me. Pretty stiff…
    Anyway I have choosed Inmotion Hosting – VPS – 75G for 28 USD/month (1 year payment). I am also using free Cloudflare. I am happy so far, great support, and the speed is improved. My site loads under 2 secs. It could be better but I am happy with my speed.

    Great article, thank you for that! It will be useful in the future if anything goes wrong for me.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Well if you are happy with your current choice, you have nothing to worry about :)

  241. David Angel
    11.28.2018

    I have recently moved hosting to WPX and their support has been outstanding. THey have gone over and above to help me.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Hey David, their support really is first class! Glad you have found the same.

  242. BONJOUR RETAIL
    11.28.2018

    Thank you for sharing this useful article with us. I love to read your post. I appreciate you to continue your hard work

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 6:59 am

      Thanks very much, I hope you found it enlightening!

  243. canquaindia
    11.28.2018

    Thank you for sharing this useful article with us. I love to read your post. I appreciate you to continue your hard work. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:00 am

      No problem, I hope it was able to give you honest information for when you need to make a decision about your hosting provider.

  244. Julian Ann
    11.28.2018

    Hi Admin,

    Just needed this post to understand the right hosting for WordPress.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Glad to help!

  245. Varun Sharma
    11.27.2018

    Hi Matthew,Very useful article. Great post!

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Thanks very much Varun!

  246. stephen foulkes
    11.27.2018

    Fantastic Post Matt

    We have a lot of our sites on WPX they always solve all our issues which are seldom. We get FREE SSL and a staging site for creating websites. We completely agree with you that WPX is literally the best host out there across all tests

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:02 am

      Hey Stephen, I couldn’t believe how good their support was in comparison to my previous experience!

  247. Felipe Gonzales
    11.27.2018

    As usual, Matthew and his team delivered something incredibly useful and insightful. Love it. WPX wasn’t on my radar but they are now.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:03 am

      Hey Felipe, thanks for reading! Glad to have brought WPX Hosting to your attention.

  248. Ben Green
    11.27.2018

    WPX is the best in my opinion. I’ve used HostGator, GoDaddy, Host Monster and a few others and WPX are by far the best. Their support live chat is the best, they are always on hand to help out and make sure my sites are running as quickly as possible.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Ben I couldn’t agree more! The tests I ran confirmed that too.

  249. Nathan McCallister
    11.27.2018

    THIS is a great blog post! I’m buying WPX hosting through your link today. I’ve been using WP Engine but you convinced me it isn’t the best.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2018 at 7:05 am

      Hey Nathan, that’s great news. You won’t regret it!

  250. Chris Lee
    11.27.2018

    Hey Matthew,

    I love this style of post. Really, really awesome writeup.

    I’m also using WPX right now for a lot of my sites. They’ve found the perfect positioning/pricing ideal for most people who want high quality performance without paying a ton of money every year.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 27th, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks Chris!

      An absolute nightmare to put together and I’m glad it’s over haha

  251. Jon
    11.27.2018

    Wpxhosting looks good I just wish they had an option just for one website. I’ve tried many hosts and they seem to be looking pretty good

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 7th, 2018 at 10:15 am

      That would be great for newbies!

  252. Mike
    11.27.2018

    Dont just use GTMetrix, use pingdom and google insights – they do different things. Pingdom is a better option – IMO.
    It also surely depends on what else is loaded on the shared servers. You may have used a shared server and got lucky with a server with a low load (or vice versa been stuck on a heavy loaded shared server)
    CloudFlare CDN only works IF – you have international customers. A server in the UK and the customer in Australia cloudflare is great. A server in the UK and customers in the UK – shared server is faster – in my opinion and I did quite a few tests

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 27th, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Hey Mike

      Could you make that data available at all? Perhaps in a google sheet for the readers?

  253. Zahra
    11.27.2018

    That is some serious investment of time effort n money Matt !!

    And all this for research… for people you don’t know!

    Wow! You’re really amazing!! I mean research n data collection is time consuming stuff and then making an article out of it … dude you’re like … for lack of a better adjective ‘brilliant’

    Z