This new website hosting site talks a big game, and it turns out it can put its money where its mouth is. A2 Hosting's web hosting speed is the highest this review site has ever seen at 376ms over a period of 10 months. How do they do it? HostingFacts knows:
"A2 Hosting is taking extra precautions to limit the number of people on ‘shared’ hosting servers and implementing additional functionality like caching which stores information in people’s browsers (thereby limiting the number of times they have to go back and request information from your website over and over and over again)."
Digital reported that A2's website speeds are 20x faster with its powerful Turbo Drive.
It's worth noting that A2 Hosting is also working to be environmentally friendly and they've had neutral carbon emissions since 2007. Your speed won't come at a cost.
— reviewed A2 Hosting on November 13, 2018, Read all 3 speed reviews.
Bluehost has a great web hosting speed time. HostingFacts reported that Bluehost's webpage loading speed is 424ms, which is the third fastest speed it's ever reviewed. In fact, in December 2017, the monthly average was 399ms.
WP Beginner also reviewed Bluehost's speed and found the speed was also pretty good at a page load time of fewer than 2 seconds, which is faster than 85% of other websites.
Neither of these tests check for sites with large amounts of traffic, so if you're running a high traffic site, those numbers might not be accurate for you.
— reviewed Bluehost on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 speed reviews.
HostingFacts tested DreamHost's speed over the course of 10 months and found it had an average of 709ms, which is above the market average, but still not on par with the industry's top competitors. However, load time did reach 562ms during one month, so the capabilities for the platform are there.
Down also looked at DreamHost's page load speed and found that the website had an average page load time of 3.05s, which is decent in comparison to the top performers on the market.
— reviewed DreamHost on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 speed reviews.
InMotion Hosting doesn't necessarily move at lightning speed, but it's above market average. HostingFacts reported its average load speed over the course of 10 months was 808ms (the average is 890ms). The all-time low during the period was 617ms.
Bitcatcha also reviewed InMotions platform and found the following:
"Pings from US West and East were the best, respectively scoring 1 ms and 51 ms each, which makes them superb if you’re targeting American audiences...With a worldwide average of 140 ms, Inmotion Hosting is very fast and ranks a solid A+."
All-in-all, InMotion Hosting's web hosting speed seems pretty reliable, especially for American websites.
— reviewed InMotion Hosting on November 14, 2018, Read all 2 speed reviews.
Per online reviews, HostGator performs average to slightly below average in terms of load times when compared to other hosting platforms.
One reviewer on wpbeginner.com said HostGator performs well on load times relative to its peers. You can read the full review here. Specifically, this reviewer pointed out the following:
Our test site loaded in just under a second for a server in Dallas, Texas. That’s faster than 94% of all tested sites.
The online review website hostingfacts.com, gave HostGator slightly below average ratings when it comes to load times versus other hosting providers. See the full review on hostingfacts.com's site. Here's a brief quote from this review:
HostGator displayed mediocre page loading times. Over the last eight months, their average was 984ms, which is a bit (10%) slower than the industry average of 890ms. That ain’t good. Especially when speed is factored into Google’s organic search (SEO) ranking algorithm and has been proven to hurt sales with each delayed second.
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— reviewed HostGator on November 29, 2018, Read all 3 speed reviews.
JustHost's speed is decent. One review reported that in the last 9 months, the speed has gone from 1,370ms to 489ms (I assume these are worldwide averages). Another review said that Western U.S. got 31ms and Eastern U.S. got 69ms. Multiple other reviews expressed that the speed needs to be improved. You can read more about JustHost's speed specs here.
— reviewed JustHost on November 13, 2018, Read all 2 speed reviews.