As many of you know, I recently left KeyCDN, and joined the team over at Kinsta. It was an exciting move for me as this allows me to get closer to the WordPress community and focus more on what I love. That and I have been a personal fan and customer of Kinsta since they first launched. Kevin over at Review Signal just published his annual WordPress hosting performance benchmarks, and for the third year in a row Kinsta has achieved “top tier” status!
Review Signal 2016 WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks
Review Signal has gained a great reputation over the years (2014, 2015) for providing unparalleled and unbiased performance benchmarks. Due to all the different WordPress hosts and plans out there, Kevin split this years benchmarks up into 6 different tiers based on price points. I commend Kevin for the all work he did on this, it took him four months to put together all of this data. In the tests, Kevin tested each company on two distinct measures of performance: peak performance and consistency.
And Kinsta earned “top tier” in not just one category, but all 4 that it participated in! Here are just a few things Review Signal had to say. I won’t bore you with all the load tests, as you can read them for yourself in Kevin’s comprehensive reports.
Tier 3 – $51-100/Month
In the Tier 3 category, 12 different WordPress hosts were compared including LiquidWeb, Bluehost, Cloudways (AWS), Cloudways (Google Cloud), Kinsta, Lightning Base, Media Temple, Pagely, Pantheon, Pressable, Pressidium, and SiteGround. Here is what Kevin had to say about Kinsta:
Kinsta’s entry level plan put on a fantastic performance. The higher end providers are starting to show up in this price tier and really showing why they charge their premium prices. Kinsta easily earned top tier status.
Tier 4 – $101-200/Month
In the Tier 4 category, 8 different WordPress hosts were compared including A2 Hosting, Bluehost, Conetix, Kinsta, Liquid Web, Pressable, Pressidium, and Pressjitsu. Here is what Kevin had to say about Kinsta:
Kinsta continues to earn top tier status. I can’t find anything to say beyond the fact they performed near perfectly, again.
Tier 5 – $201-500/Month
In the Tier 5 category, 8 different WordPress hosts were compared including Kinsta, Media Temple, Pagely, Pantheon, Pressable, Pressidium, Presslabs, and SiteGround. Here is what Kevin had to say about Kinsta:
Overall, a splendid performance that earned them top tier WordPress hosting in the $201-500/month range. No faults in their performance at any point.
Tier 6 – $500+/Month
In the Tier 6 category, 7 different WordPress hosts were compared including Kinsta, Pagely, Pantheon, Pressable, Pressidium, WordPress.com VIP, and WP Engine. Here is what Kevin had to say about Kinsta:
Kinsta had essentially perfect LoadStorm and Blitz tests. They also had no flaws in any other tests. I’m at a loss for words to praise their performance.
A Little About Kinsta
Kinsta is the first managed WordPress hosting company that is completely powered by the new powerful Google Cloud platform, which features automatic scaling, LXD containers, and of course one of the biggest networks on the planet. Kinsta’s vast feature set is really what sets them apart from the other managed WordPress hosting companies out there; utilizing Nginx, PHP 7, HHVM, HTTP/2, MariaDB, and premium DNS via Amazon Route 53.
Kinsta is the kind of host you want if you go on Shark Tank. Some of Kinsta’s current clients include Mint.com, Ubisoft, Swagway, Intuit, and AdEspresso!
They were also named the most reliable hosting company in 2016 by codeinwp.com. If you have any questions regarding Kinsta or their services I am always happy to answer them. Feel free to comment below or shoot me an email.