One of the taglines on the GoDaddy website is that it 'has a plan for everything.' This sums up our research pretty well. There's so much you can do on GoDaddy, but the cost of many features and services can really add up. In contrast, WPMU DEV is 'Everything WordPress' (and only WordPress) with simple and flexible pricing.
How the battle went down.
For these tests, we used two different (and free) performance testing tools:
A load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps and APIs with thousands of concurrent connections. Find out more
KeyCDN's performance testing tool
This tool measures the performance of any URL from 10 different locations around the world. We used this to test TTFB. Find out more
Looking at the above, WPMU DEV takes it out when it comes to max parallel clients. During the test, DEV was able to handle over three times the amount of parallel users before erroring out.
When it comes to host speed, GoDaddy has the advantage in both TTFB categories. Just keep in mind it’s best to have a combination of server strength and speed.
Full TTFB results:
Check out the full list of TTFB times (depending on location) below if you want to see who delivers the speed closer to your area.
How did we come to the above results?
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our hosting testing methodology.
Max Parallel Users? Average TTFB? Geo-optimized TTFB?! What does it all mean? Get a behind-the-scenes, step-by-step look at our exact hosting performance testing methodology.See how we tested
Battle of the hosting features:
Put WPMU DEV to the test yourself.
Check out our hosting plans or take a WPMU DEV Agency membership (Incl. three Bronze level sites) for a free 7 day trial. See how it performs for yourself and run your own tests following our methodology (or any other you prefer).
Want to test for longer than 7 days? Everything WPMU DEV comes with an automatic 30 day money-back guarantee.