WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world, with around 455 million websites using it to power their content, which accounts for almost 20% of the total 1.3 billion active websites currently found on the internet (as of 2020). Given its popularity, which website hosting service is the best for WordPress? We discuss this in more detail below.
WordPress Hosting: Who is the fastest hosting service?
Page loading speed is vitally important to ensuring website visitors do not become frustrated and leave to go to a competitor. A recent test based on requests per second used the Siege stress tester from a High Frequency Compute Vultr system showed the following results.
- Onyx: 1354.32
- Kinsta: 936.95
- SiteGround: 823.83
- WP Engine: 735.58
- GoDaddy: 413.29
The Onyx service from Krystal came out on top by some distance, which is great news for small-to-medium businesses. Looking at their service in more detail you will enjoy not only a fast-loading site but access to a content delivery network (CDN), along with email as a standalone feature, which means less drag is created on resources intended to keep your website firing on all cylinders. Hosting companies that combine your email and website on the same service will usually deliver slower load times if your inbox becomes too full.
What is a CDN?
A content delivery network (CDN) is a group of geographically distributed servers that work to reduce delays in the loading of web page content. This is achieved by minimising the physical distance between the user and the servers being accessed. In turn, this helps create a more sustainable loading speed for everyone arriving on your website, regardless of where they are in the world.
What other features does Onyx include?
Also included with Onyx are things such as:
- Free migrations: Migrate your existing WordPress website over to Onyx without any charge, regardless of the platform, which usually happens on the same day of request.
- Lifespeed caching: All cached copies of webpages are stored on edge load-balancers to support fast response times.
- Scalable: As your website grows, Onyx grows with it. This is also the case if you need to downsize for any reason.
- Hourly backups: Onyx also ensure daily or hourly backups occur in off-site data centres to enhance security
They also offer a 60-day money back guarantee if you are unhappy with the service, so you have a solid two months to trial the service. They are monthly, annual and tri-annual packages to choose from, along with different payment levels, including Personal, Pro, Business and Agency.
We have used the Onyx hosting service for a number of years, so if you are looking for fast and efficient WordPress hosting we can help you develop the website design and content (if required), while also setting up email services, helping you make the most out of the Onyx features. Contact us to find out more.