Kevin Ohashi has printed his 2021 WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks report. The annual report is damaged down into six completely different internet hosting tiers, from essentially the most economical <$25/month, to the $500+ enterprise stage. This is the second yr the stats embody WooCommerce-specific hosts as a separate class.
Review Signal began utilizing sentiment evaluation to seize client opinions of internet hosting firms on Twitter in 2011 and launched in 2012. Ohashi added a WordPress weblog however mentioned it by no means actually built-in effectively with the code and design of the remainder of the location. He launched the benchmarks in 2013, publishing the primary handful of assessments by way of a easy weblog publish.
“In 2020 it was dozens of companies, 6 full price tiers of competition, and a separate WooCommerce group as well,” Ohashi mentioned. “It really has become its own product, and creating a dedicated site for them at WPHostingBenchmarks.com is recognition of that fact. It also opened the door for a rebranding effort and a much better presentation of the results.”
Results on the brand new website are a lot simpler to grasp at a look with honorable mentions and prime tier firms denoted by a half star and full star. Visitors can click on by means of to get extra particular details about every host’s efficiency on the assessments.
Top tier performers within the <$25 tier included 20i, CynderHost, EasyWP by Namecheap, Eco Web Hosting, Green Geeks, Lightning Base, RAIDBOXES, and WPX, with a handful of honorable mentions. In the Enterprise tier (proven above), RAIDBOXES, Scaleforce powered by Jelastic, Seravo, Servebolt, Servebolt Accelerated, and WordPress VIP seize the highest tier spots.
“It also lets me auto generate pages from the data – for example company profile pages,” he said. “I attempted to write a blog post in the past about companies that did well, but it was never really a success. Now, I can display all their historical results, pull up analysis, compare them all by year, etc. So I am happier, companies are (hopefully) happier, and most of all – consumers get better insight into the results.”
WooCommerce Benchmarks Expanding
WooCommerce benchmarks have expanded since their first time to be included separately last year. Five out of the 11 companies tested scored top tier results, including Lightning Base, Pressable, Servebolt, SiteGround, and WordPress.com.
Servebolt scored 99.999% Uptime and the fastest Load Storm average response time, along with the fastest wp-login, Buyer and Customer profiles and second fastest Home profile. Pressable reprised its top tier status with perfect uptime and the second fastest Average Response Time on WebPageTest. WordPress.com posted perfect uptime, the second fastest K6 average response time, and a solid Load Storm test. On the WebPageTest results WordPress.com took 10/12 of the fastest response times and posted the fastest WP Bench scores Ohashi has ever recorded and the second fastest PHP Bench.
In 2021, SiteGround slipped to honorable mention status in every other tier where it was tested, with the exception of WooCommerce. Lightning Base maintained its top tier status with a 99.99% uptime rating, very good flat Load Storm and K6 results, and no problems with the tests.
“For WooCommerce I had seven companies participate last year and this year had 11 companies, which is a 57% increase,” Ohashi said. “The traditional WordPress benchmarks grew from ~29 companies last year to 35-37 depending on if you differentiate Automattic brands (VIP, WP.com, Pressable) which is at least a 20% growth in participation.”
Ohashi said he is pleased with the mix of new entrants and companies that have participated for years, but the pandemic has slowed Review Signal’s business.
“It’s been a bit slow revenue wise,” he said. “I don’t sell any products and don’t think I’ve found any advantage during the pandemic to make what I do stand out relative to what’s happening to the world. That is another motivating reason for creating WPHostingBenchmarks.com, I wished to take that further time I’ve and make the most important change for Review Signal in years.”
Review Signal’s benchmarks are one of the thorough and clear evaluations of internet hosting merchandise within the trade. This is as a result of Ohashi doesn’t settle for any internet hosting sponsorship. Each firm pays a small, publicly documented, payment for participation to cowl the prices of the assessments. These charges are standardized based mostly on the pricing tier of the product entered into the testing. Consumers available in the market for a brand new internet hosting firm will discover WPHostingBenchmarks a stable useful resource for evaluating how firms carry out at completely different pricing tiers.