WP Hosting & speed

WordPress Mobile Speed


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This is not a preferred host for speed. Their server overhead (TTFB) is about 800 milliseconds. A good TTFB (time to first byte) is 100 to 200 milliseconds. The average is 500 milliseconds. Poor is 750 milliseconds and bad is over 1 second. Other hosts like SiteGround have erratic TTFB which sometimes is 200 milliseconds – but most often is 1.7 seconds. So they claim the better specification and ignore the speed errors.

WP Hosting’s homepage TTFB is 107 milliseconds. https://wpengine.com/ tested with ByteCheck.

But 6 consecutive test of your site show:

ByteCheck 831ms, 927ms, 878ms, 924ms, 866ms, 846ms

They are using a sweet server for their homepage hosting but not yours. You are not sharing your server with anyone. It should be fast.

The speed secret: they are using Fastly CDN and Cloudflare CDNs on their page but not yours. Fastly services charge based on traffic and bandwidth usage. And Cloudflare is $200 per month estimated.

In other words, they throw money at their homepage speed problem – but not yours.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
May 2021


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