EasyWP performance beats GoDaddy & others again!
For the second year in a row, EasyWP is in the top tier of WordPress Hosting companies, outperforming well-known brands such as DreamHost and GoDaddy. This award is a true testament to the growth and development of EasyWP as a leading provider of cloud-based hosting solutions.
During a new round of testing piloted by the company Review Signal for their website WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks, EasyWP outperformed Siteground, GoDaddy, Dreamhost, and Pressable, as well as several other familiar web hosts. Several key performance indicators, including load speed, uptime, and SSL encryption strength, were scrutinized during the testing. Compared to over 20 other hosting services priced under $25, EasyWP earned a second Top Tier award in only three years of participation.
These results aren’t surprising, as we perform regular, rigorous tests of our hosting technology, but we certainly love to get awards! And this honor further validates our belief in EasyWP, the first cloud-based hosting platform developed exclusively for WordPress.
EasyWP by Namecheap earns Top Tier award
Review Signal’s research aims to evaluate the performance of optimized and managed WordPress hosting. The two most important KPIs to gauge success are peak performance and reliability.
Load testing services LoadStorm and K6 are used to determine the performance grades of a hosting service. These tests mimic many users visiting a website and measuring how well the hosting service responds under stressful conditions. Uptime monitoring ensures the servers remain operational for an extended period to ensure consistency. Review Signal also takes care to ensure hosting packages are compared fairly. According to their website,
“The hosting packages are as close to default as possible. In some circumstances where turning on performance enhancements is very simple, e.g. clicking an option to turn on caching, this will be done. These changes must be obvious or communicated clearly in the welcome email so that every user is guaranteed to at least be presented the option. Otherwise everything is as-is for new customers upon sign up to avoid, as much as possible, the extra benefit of companies knowing they are being tested.“
In the under $25 category, only 12 out of 24 managed WordPress hosting services were ranked Top Tier, including EasyWP. In previous years, a runner-up status of Honorable Mention was awarded to providers who scored well in some areas but not in the Top Tier. This year, however, no company that was tested achieved this status, further highlighting the superior performance of Top Tier honorees.
How was EasyWP tested?
Overall scores on Review Signal are derived primarily from LoadStorm and K6 testing services. While their methodology doesn’t cover all the bases, their website states, “the comparison is designed to be as apples-to-apples as possible.” Therefore, it’s essential to focus on KPIs that are truly measurable.
The LoadStorm performance test uses actual user loads using the standard content creation scripts that WordPress generates and the additional scripts to measure how your website’s server-side performance performs under these loads. This test shows how optimized the WordPress hosting service is in real-world conditions.
The K6 test is used to track cached performance by requesting the homepage repeatedly. This open-source tool is available for everyone from individual web admins to large-scale organizations. Although no one is awarded a ‘winner’ status, it is considered an objective method that aids intermediate and advanced WordPress hosting users in making the right choice.
LoadStorm test results
EasyWP excelled during LoadStorm testing, registering top marks in Peak requests per Second, Average Requests per Second, and Peak Response Time. Actual users and traffic are imitated, simulating the browsing and logging-in processes.
Cloudways started to slow down at around 300 VUsers, and DreamHost slowed down at around 450 VUsers. According to the report, GoDaddy handled the test better in 2022 than in previous years, but the wp-login response times were a bit high.
Uptime test results
After analyzing the uptime history of the websites, Review Signal found that, like many other companies, EasyWP has an excellent uptime record. In this category, many of the services performed comparably well.
Nexcess, VapourHost, and WPCycle fell below the 99.9% uptime threshold, but every other company exceeded the 99.9% threshold.
SSL test results
There is no simple way to measure SSL performance, as standards continually evolve. Having multiple validations performed with different browsers is one way to get at least some idea of a company’s overall SSL standing. EasyWP’s SSL option, however, excelled in this respect, earning the rating of “A+” by the Review Signal experts in their SSL test. Of the 24 contending managed WordPress providers, EasyWP was among only 6 to achieve the rating.
Cloudways, SiteGround, and GoDaddy came in behind EasyWP again in 2022 with A ratings, while InMotion Hosting was given a B for the second consecutive year.
This year, the Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance Award was bestowed on twelve services, including EasyWP by Namecheap. For more information and to read each individual host analysis, you can check out an extensive comparison of all brands included in the testing.
It’s an honor for us to be recognized as a top-tier managed WordPress solution provider, as we continuously strive to deliver the best possible experience at an economical price. We constantly test our own solution to ensure it has the best possible performance, speed, and security, and we are proud to have been awarded that status by such a respectable institution.
We want you to enjoy EasyWP WordPress hosting, and we hope to be your favorite provider for years to come. Even though gold stars from the industry are lovely, your satisfaction matters most. We want you to try our platform for free for 30 days!
Begin your test drive of EasyWP today for free on any of our three annual plans, and know that we will be here 24/7 for your inquiries and feedback.