HostGator makes a point to cater to WP users of all shapes and sizes. It does this by offering an array of hosting features to suit both beginner and advanced users. It's also how it has become so well known.
See how it compares with WPMU DEV below.
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
WPMU DEV comfortably overcame HostGator in the parallel clients department. This means our server was able to handle more parallel users before the test errored-out and ended.
We also took a comprehensive win in both TTFB categories, with our best geo-optimized reading clocking in at over 6 times faster than HostGator’s best.
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.