The Uncomfortable Truth About Testing Website Speed And Hosting Speed

  Intro I’ve seen many times how bloggers test website speed or hosting speed. And it makes me sad. It’s sad because the way they test it does not make sense. And it gives no value to the readers. There are two problems: The first problem is that most people run the speed tests just once or maybe a couple of times. The results of such “testing” are misleading and do more harm than … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – April 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Tighter)

Here's the 39th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for April 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "There are more 100% uptime hosts this month". 100% uptime is not easy to achieve and so this is a good month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and … [Read more...]

WordPress Dashboard Freezes. CPU Load 100%. How You Can Fix This Baby.

Recently I had to solve the problem with my WordPress site. After logging in into my WordPress website my WP dashboard became non responsive, i.e. not available, it froze. And my website became much-much slower for visitors. It was a challenge that I love. It was the issue that I could not catch for some heck of a time during that day. But I knew it was somewhere close. “Catch me if you can” … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – March 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Better Mids)

Here's the 38th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for March 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "There are more 100% uptime hosts this month". 100% uptime is not easy to achieve and so this is a good month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and … [Read more...]

SiteGround Has Bad Server Response Time Or Time To First Byte? Results After 16 Mln Tests

Some time ago one of my readers asked me to comment on his concern that someone says SiteGround had a bad Time To First Byte (TTFB) which is also meant as Server Response Time. Since I’ve been monitoring Server Response Time, hosting speed and uptime 24/7/365 of 15 shared hosts including SiteGround since 2016, I’ve got something to say. To be as specific as possible, I’ve taken the whole year … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – February 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: More 100% Uptime)

Here's the 37th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for February 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be described as "There are more 100% uptime hosts this month". 100% uptime is not easy to achieve and so this is a good month. By the way, you can find the latest roundups here … [Read more...]

Server Response Time And Time To First Byte (TTFB) To Estimate Hosting Speed? 16.5 Mln Tests In 2018

Intro When people want to estimate hosting speed, they often use Server Response Time or Time To First Byte (TTFB) value. Whereas they should use Full Page Load Time metric. And In this post I show you the data collected during the whole 2018 year on how fast the hosts were and how their speed is connected with Server Response Time (or Time To First Byte (TTFB) to be more … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – January 2019 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Mid-Priced Are A Bit Behind)

Here's the 36th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for January 2019! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be featured as "Most mid-priced hosts performed worse than the cheaper and the more expensive ones". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables … [Read more...]

Most reliable and fastest hosting in 2018 (millions of uptime and speed tests)

This post summarizes all monthly reports about how 15 hosts performed in 2018. This outlines more than 16 millions of measurements. Also, in this post I will name the most reliable and the fastest hosting in 2018 according to the tests among the hosts I've been monitoring. By the way, you can read a similar report on year 2017 here.   Intro I've been monitoring the performance … [Read more...]

Hosting Performance Contest – December 2018 Roundup (15 Hosts Tested: Some Expensives Rock)

Here's the 35th Monthly Hosting Performance Contest Roundup for December 2018! I've been testing 15 hosts in a non-stop manner the whole month and I'll show you the results below. In general, this contest's results can be featured as "Some of the more expensive hosts show the best performance". By the way, you can find the latest roundups here and the performance tables and charts here. All … [Read more...]