We built a website using the Divi theme on WordPress.
Then we hosted it on a bunch of different hosts.
1) Which hosting plan is best?
2) How can you make a Divi website fast on any host?
Latest from the lab
ESH topped the list in our March 2017 testing, followed by WP Engine, Flywheel and Smart Hosting.
Full results from Google Page Speed Insights, Pingdom and GT Metrix…read more
If you’re thinking that big equals best, you might want to think again. This one man operation is showing outstanding results.
Alex Vojacek, CEO, explains why his company is outperforming the big guys, and lets us in on an industry secret….read more
For our fourth website speed test we used Pingdom.
We found a marked difference between Australia and the rest of the world. If these results are to be believed, it’s apparent that you must carefully consider where the bulk of your audience is located when you choose your hosting plan….read more
For our third website speed test we used GTmetrix.
We tested each site 9 times from 3 different locations, the same as we did for our WebPageTest analysis. We found the results to be highly consistent which made us confident to declare ‘winners’…read more
For our second round of testing we used WebPageTest.
We tested each of the sites twice and found the results to be inconsistent, which meant we couldn’t just quickly identify the winners and move on to the next testing tool…read more
Riddle me this: How can the time to first byte (TTFB) be LARGER than 'Start Render'? Isn't Start Render by definition happening AFTER TTFB?read more
We started testing with Google PageSpeed Insights. We tested each of the test sites twice, and found the results to be highly consistent between tests.
The best performing hosts according to Google PageSpeed Insights were…read more