High-performance of WordPress websites is vital for business success nowadays. In addition to improving customer experience, it drastically influences the ranking in search engines, bounce rates, page view numbers, conversion rates and thus profits.
Choosing appropriate WordPress hosting is the first and the most important step to gain a fast and optimized website. The Review Signal has been testing different WordPress offerings for seven years now, and created a consistent set of benchmarks showing which web hosting companies provide best in class performance.
The benchmarking takes into consideration peak performance and consistency. Peak performance is measured using load testing services which emulate large numbers of concurrent visitors and checking how well the WordPress hosting responds under these stressful conditions. Consistency is tracked using uptime monitoring to make sure that the servers remain available during the tests and afterward for a longer duration of time.
The Top Tier WordPress Hosting title is awarded to companies who maintain over 99.9% uptime throughout the entire testing and show little to no performance degradation during load testing, primarily focused on error rate and response times.
Jelastic participated in WordPress Performance Benchmark 2020 for the first time and immediately got Top Tier rate within three divisions:
- $500+ / Month (Enterprise)
- $101 - 200 / Month
- $51-100 / Month
The tests were performed using a dedicated WordPress cluster running on the UK infrastructure from Jelastic partner, Scaleforce. Let’s have a deeper look on the results in comparison to other hosting providers presented within the report.
Enterprise WordPress Hosting Performance Review
First of all, we can compare each Enterprise WordPress offering based on the price and available resources. As you can see, Jelastic solution is more than twice cheaper than Flywheel or WordPress VIP, while not limiting you in the number of sites or visitors.
Please note that the stated Jelastic price is based on the Scaleforce offering, the price on other Jelastic hosting service providers can vary.
Within this WordPress benchmark testing, Jelastic earned top status within Enterprise Tier joining the group of Flywheel, GridPane, Pantheon, Pressable, Presslabs, Seravo, Servebolt and WPVIP.
Load Storm Testing Results
Load Storm simulates multiple concurrent users visiting the website. It tests uncached performance when users hit the homepage, login in, open a few pages and posts. The test duration was 30 minutes and scaled from 500 users to 10,000 users (for enterprise tier) over 20 minutes, and sustained peak load for 10 minutes.
More details on Jelastic results of Load Storm testing.
Load Impact Testing Results
Load Impact is designed to test cached performance by repeatedly requesting the homepage with Lua script. It scaled from 1 to 5,000 users (for enterprise tier) over 15 minutes to emulate intensive load of the cache.
Peak Avg Load Time is higher compared to others that is related to the used StackPath anycast provider. While these results are still good, we are already working on support for a wider choice of anycast providers.
More details on Jelastic results of Load Impact testing.
Uptime Monitoring Results
Uptime was monitored by Uptime Robot and StatusCake at 1 minute and 5 minute intervals respectively for three months.
The test fully loads the homepage and records how long it takes from 12 different locations around the world: Dulles, Denver, LA, London, Frankfurt, Rose Hill (Mauritius), Singapore, Mumbai, Japan, Sydney, Brazil and Israel.
Qualys SSL Report Grade
Qualys online service performs a deep analysis of the SSL web servers and grade them based on the server configuration:
- A+: TLS 1.2 + HSTS + No Warning + TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV
- A: TLS 1.2 + HSTS + No Warning + No support for TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV
- B: TLS 1.2, TLS 1.1, TLS 1.0 + HSTS + Warnings + No support for TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV
In the newly released Enterprise WordPress Hosting Cluster package, Jelastic already provides A+ grade.
Website performance and availability have a direct business impact for most of the companies nowadays. We bore that in mind while building our clusterized and auto-scalable WordPress package in order to improve performance, eliminate downtime issues and reinforce cyber security protection. In combination with the pay-per-use pricing model, the enterprise level solution becomes affordable for everyone. Request your Enterprise WordPress Hosting from Jelastic PaaS and make your site visitors happier, gain lower bounce rate, more page views, increased search engine rankings and thus higher profits.
A full report with comparison on other tiers can be checked in Review Signal WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks 2020.