Flywheel WordPress Hosting Review

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I have wanted to try Flywheels WordPress hosting out for some time now, it just sounds cool, and like it should, well fly. So I finally decided to go ahead and give it a go. One thing to note is that on Flywheel each subscription is it’s own VPS similar to Cloudways and Bluehosts Managed WordPress hosting. The “Tiny” plan starts at 1 core and 512MB of ram.

 

Lucky for me Flywheel provides your account for free with 1 a staging site. The staging site is password protected but newer versions of Siege can be configured to login and pass the authentication and than begin testing. Sorry Flywheel hope you don’t mind, it was for a good cause!
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Pressable Review

 

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Pressable is a WordPress hosting service that does just WordPress hosting. This is similar to some other hosts I have reviewed who offer only WordPress or have an environment specifically designed for WordPress. Normally I do these review in roundups of 3-4 but a shortage of time as of late has forced me to do them 1 by 1 for now. So without further ado let’s see how Pressable performs!

 

For more information on how my testing works and what I am trying to accomplish please see the original comparison here: WordPress Hosting Comparison
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Best WordPress Hosting Round 4

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Welcome to Round 4 of our WordPress hosting performance comparison! For more information on how my testing works and what I am trying to accomplish please see the original comparison here: Best WordPress Hosting Round 1

The short of it is I use Siege to simulate a large amount of users who are hitting the test site over 15 random URL’s (yes I changed from the original 11) with a random delay of 1-3 seconds per visit per user. Each test runs for 10 minutes and is closely monitored, If I see the site is really struggling or becomes unavailable I stop the test. The goal is to show what each host offers in terms of performance and just how large of a difference caching makes.
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Best WordPress Hosting Round 3

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Welcome to Round 3 of our WordPress hosting performance comparison! For more information on how my testing works and what I am trying to accomplish please see the original comparison here: Best Wordpress Hosting Round 1

The short of it is I use Siege to simulate a large amount of users who are hitting the test site over 15 random URL’s (yes I changed from the original 11) with a random delay of 1-3 seconds per visit per user. Each test runs for 10 minutes and is closely monitored, If I see the site is really struggling or becomes unavailable I stop the test. The goal is to show what each host offers in terms of performance and just how large of a difference caching makes.

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Best WordPress Hosting Round 1

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Load Testing | Performance Testing

 

Providers I picked are web hosting providers I see often recommended to people for WordPress hosting (with the exception of Kickassd who was recommended to me by a PHP developer friend). The testing is meant to somewhat mimic real world use but with the end result of choking the server and seeing what it can handle. For example the random visits of between 1-3 seconds is maybe not all that real world as the average visit is most likely a bit longer depending on the site. All in all these tests quickly strip away any glamour and expose what lies beneath … <insert random creepy movie reference>. Continue reading “Best WordPress Hosting Round 1”