Earlier this week we posted an in depth breakdown on how we’ve been efficiency testing WPMU DEV managed WordPress internet hosting in opposition to our main competitors.

On this put up we’re going to share with you precisely how every host did.

Nicely, not this time (ooooo!)……….

Alright, now you’re all caught up, let’s not delay any additional.

Right here’s how our base plan fared in opposition to among the hottest managed WordPress internet hosting suppliers on the internet:

When it got here to the utmost variety of parallel shoppers every server dealt with throughout the load take a look at, Kinsta got here out on high with 170 concurrent customers – adopted carefully by us with 140.

As we touched on in our methodology put up, these hosts are those (metaphorically) letting the most individuals into the bar on the identical time due to their greater parallel shopper numbers.

In order that’s nice work by Kinsta, with the ability to deal with that many customers visiting your website in your base plan is fairly spectacular, though we’re fairly satisfied about our second place.

When it comes to pace, Kinsta additionally took out the TTFB (Geo-Optimized) class with the speediest TTFB time (35.15ms) of all of them… we’re betting that KeyCDN and their servers aren’t all that far aside.

And lastly, the TTFB Common (All Places) crown went to GoDaddy, with a mean TTFB time of 332ms over the 10 places that KeyCDN accounted for. Good work to the large GD!

We got here third and 4th respectively in each TTFB classes, which we’re fairly glad about.

After all, we do supply a number of geolocation choices on our base plan. So for those who worth pace in, say, the US East Coast ,or the UK, or Germany probably the most – we should always hopefully win that for you with our geolocated servers.

Taking worth into consideration…

If price wasn’t a difficulty and we needed to decide an general winner from the testing, it must be Kinsta, as they took residence first place in two of the three internet hosting efficiency classes. Good work Kinsta!

However, in fact, if we’re evaluating apples with apples now we have to additionally have a look at pricing. Which, handily, we embrace under:

Another look at the test results, and host prices as well
*Sept 2020, managed WP plans, renewal costs, annual reductions utilized, rounded up.

A number of notes on the pricing:

  • It’s correct as of September 2020.
  • All costs are in USD and retrieved through US VPN in incognito.
  • We’re solely itemizing renewal costs (no preliminary reductions or multi-year lock-ins) however we’re together with annual reductions.
  • We’ve rounded up .99 (GoDaddy & BlueHost) and .95 (HostGator).
  • Cloudways shouldn’t be a managed WP platform however is included on account of our members utilization, so website limits don’t apply, we’re selecting Digital Ocean with them.

So… how does WPMU DEV internet hosting fee now?

Contemplating the associated fee, we’d wish to assume that we provide the very best worth for cash by way of efficiency and cargo.

Whereas Kinsta is clearly nice alternative for top efficiency on their base plan, you’d need to realistically take a look at them in opposition to our silver or gold plans ($18.75 and $37.50 respectively) for those who’re taking a look at a good comparability.

GoDaddy is clearly quick (their CDN is nice too btw) however we reckon we’ve given them run for his or her cash.

However in all probability, in any case this, we’d say that the host that’s most comparable with us is Cloudways as a result of, effectively, we use the identical accomplice (Digital Ocean) and as you’ll be able to see we rank very equally.

A giant benefit for some customers for Cloudways can be that you would be able to set up as many functions as you want on a Digital Ocean platform, whereas with us you simply get the 1 WordPress website. Nevertheless, that has enabled us to construct a stack that vastly outperforms them in the case of load testing.

General although, we’d say that both our internet hosting or Cloudways might be your finest guess based mostly on these exams… though you possibly can do loads worse than utilizing Kinsta or GoDaddy.

Our tackle how WPMU DEV Hosting did.

Dev Man celebrating his (almost) win
Despite the fact that WPMU DEV didn’t come out on high by way of efficiency, we’re nonetheless wrapped with the outcomes.

General, we had been actually happy with how WPMU DEV Hosting fared in opposition to the competitors.

However that doesn’t imply that we are able to’t do higher. In actual fact it’s energized us to attempt tougher and get you higher outcomes.

Particularly we’d like to enhance:

  • Our pricing… we’re working to give you an much more reasonably priced plan that delivers related outcomes (and higher than our rivals).
  • Our TTFB… we’re including new places as I kind this (Australia we’re coming for ya quickly) that ought to enhance our general pace.
  • Our general providing… along with all the above, we’re hoping to supply you, by the tip of the 12 months, a managed WP platform without cost on high of this.

As superb as it could have been to take out first place and rule all the things, within the grand scheme of issues, we’re nonetheless new to internet hosting (simply over a 12 months previous in truth!), and to already be up there with the very best within the biz feels nice, and we’re enthusiastic about doing higher.

Another key takeaways from this host efficiency testing expertise:

  1. We really feel like quite a lot of hosts rely too closely on caching or CDN mechanisms to avoid wasting them, however that they offer you an unrealistic really feel for the capability of your internet hosting in a real and dynamic sense… anybody can serve a static html web page to a bazillion guests.
  2. TTFB is tough to measure pretty, it’d be nice if extra hosts tell us *the place* they had been internet hosting you for his or her base plan.
  3. We reckon the variety of shoppers your server can deal with is MORE essential than the pace at which you’re serving them. Again to our bar analogy: Would you quite server 140 individuals in a well timed method? Or serve 40 at a barely sooner tempo earlier than 41 enters, and also you’re pressured to shut and deny extra potential prospects?

Try the complete comparisons of every host vs. WPMU DEV Hosting.

A preview of our WPMU DEV compared page
Our comparability web page offers you a full view of WPMU DEV vs. a variety of different internet hosting choices.

As touched on earlier, when evaluating hosts it’s essential to take EVERYTHING into consideration, not simply efficiency.

So similtaneously operating these efficiency exams, we additionally put collectively some insightful internet hosting comparability pages which sq. DEV internet hosting off in opposition to all of the hosts talked about above.

What’s nice about these pages is that in addition to the efficiency outcomes, we’ve additionally included updated function and price comparability tables you need to use as reference.

That method you get a well-rounded concept of what host goes to swimsuit you or your corporation finest. So positively verify them out for those who get an opportunity.

Let’s do that extra typically…

And that’s all there’s to it.

We hope you’ve loved this inside have a look at how we examined WPMU DEV Hosting.

Our crew has taken quite a lot of helpful insights from this expertise, and we hope you probably did too.

Something you’d have us do otherwise? Have been there some massive internet hosting gamers we left off the listing?

Tell us under.

The entire level of this course of has been to be fully truthful and clear with all of our processes and findings. And for those who assume there’s a greater (or fairer) method we may have examined, please tell us, we’re open to discussing something and all the things within the feedback!

However in truth, you actually don’t even need to take our phrase for it…

See how WPMU DEV Hosting performs for your self.

If our findings have piqued your curiosity, be happy to run your individual exams following our methodology (or some other you like).

Test out our internet hosting plans or take a WPMU DEV membership (Incl. 1 Bronze stage website) for a free 7 day trial.

Wish to take a look at for longer than 7 days? Every thing WPMU DEV comes with an computerized 30 day money-back assure.

Till the subsequent spherical of internet hosting testing.✌

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