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If you are planning to buy HostArmada shared hosting, and you want to know the performance of HostArmada shared hosting, then you are in the right place. In this blog post, We will test the speed and performance of HostArmada shared hosting with 10+ different and extensive tests.
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HostArmada is the new hosting provider in the market. HostArmada offers Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting and dedicated hosting. In this blog post, we will talk about Shared hosting plans of HostArmada.
Plans & Pricing
HostArmada offers three different shared hosting plans. Start Dock, Web Warp, and Speed Reaper. Start Dock and Web Warp come with Nginx servers and the Speed Reaper plan comes with LiteSpeed servers. I want to try the Nginx servers and also the best value for money plan so I bought WEB Warp plan.
To test HostArmada shared hosting speed and performance, I bought a WEB Warp plan. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will already know that I create the same testing website when I perform speed tests. After buying the plan, I installed WordPress and connected it with my domain which I bought from NameCheap.
I do not want to run tests on a blank website, so I installed Blocksy Theme and one of its demo websites called ‘Tasty.’ I have to install four additional extra plugins with the demo website: Blocksy Companion, WP Forms Lite, Stackable, Recipe Card Blocks by WPZOOM.
Hosting: HostArmada Shared Hosting
Plan: Web Warp
Server Location: Dallas
WordPress Version: Latest
Themes: Blocksy (Active), Twenty twenty Two
Plugins: Blocksy Companion, WP Forms Lite, Stackable, WooCommerce
After setting this testing environment, I did not perform any extra optimizations like caching, Image compressing, modification, or any other kind of speed improvement. It would be best if you always did these optimizations to improve your website, but I wanted to know the actual performance of HostArmada shared hosting without any optimizations.
I want to inform you guys that all the results are honest and authentic in this blog post. Also, this blog post is not sponsored by HostArmada shared hosting or any other hosting. To do these kinds of tests, I have to spend a lot of money from my pocket, So I would like to request that if you want to buy HostArmada shared Hosting or any other hosting, please use our affiliate links. You will get an extra discount, and this website will earn a small amount of commission from it. So, we can do more feature speed tests, reviews, and comparisons without any sponsors.
Now, without wasting your precious time, let’s start testing.
TTFB stands for time to first byte. To put it simply, this is a measurement of how long the browser has to wait before receiving its first byte of data from the server. The longer it takes to get that data, the longer it takes to display your page.
TTFB depends on the Hosting server, Themes, and plugins. But most of the part is played by the hosting server. If hosting using a high-performance server, you will get low TTFB, and if hosting uses a standard specifications server, it will be high.
Most of the hostings stores your website files in a single location. From that server, the hosting will send all the files to the visitors. If your hosting server is located in the USA, your website will get very low TTFB in the USA, Canada, and European countries. But it will be much higher in Asia and Australia.
Therefore when you buy hosting from any of the providers, try to choose the nearest server location from your website’s audience. (not closest to you but closest to your website users)
When visitors come to your website, the browser will send all the requests and ask for the required files to the hosting server. After that, hosting will send an initial reply to the browser. Now, the time between browser requests and hosting initial response will be called TTFB.
Your website will load fast if your hosting TTFB is low. Means, as low is the TTFB of your website, visitor have to wait for less. By this, the bounce rate of your website can decrease drastically.
TTFB can be different from location to location and time to time. Therefore, we will do multiple tests from multiple worldwide locations. So, we can get the best accurate value. In the TTFB test, we will use three different tools and will take five different results.
KeyCDN TTFB Test
TTFB test one is done from KeyCDN Tools. This tool will measure the TTFB from 10 different worldwide locations. I have taken three different results of this test from different other days.
|Server Location||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3|
|Frankfurt||514 ms||623 ms||626 ms|
|Amsterdam||450 ms||447 ms||446 ms|
|London||459 ms||516 ms||465 ms|
|New York||325 ms||655 ms||408 ms|
|Dallas||13 ms||15 ms||12 ms|
|San Francisco||170 ms||243 ms||243 ms|
|Singapore||936 ms||1.14 s||1.17 s|
|Sydney||708 ms||721 ms||720 ms|
|Tokyo||526 ms||526 ms||528 ms|
|Bangalore||1.01 s||1 s||1.02 s|
|Global Average||511 ms||588 ms||563 ms|
GT Metrix TTFB Test
TTFB test two is done from GTMetrix. I have done seven different tests to measure the TTFB from seven different locations.
|Vancouver, Canada||679 ms|
|Hong Kong, China||1.2 s|
|London, UK||934 ms|
|Mumbai, India||1.6 s|
|San Antonio, TX, USA||598 ms|
|Sydney, Australia||1.2 s|
|São Paulo, Brazil||1.1 s|
|Global Average||1044 ms|
Here is the end of the TTFB tests, now we will start the Speed Test.
We will measure the website’s fully loaded time and some core web vitals in the Speed test. The website’s fully loaded time and core web vitals can depend on Hosting servers, Themes, Plugins, and testing page content. But, as I told you before, We used the same testing environment to avoid the Theme, Plugins, and testing page content.
If you want to rank higher in Google search, you should strictly follow the Google Core web vitals. You can measure these parameters from the Google PageSpeed Insights tool, which is the official testing tool of Google.
Therefore, we will do our first speed test in Google PageSpeed Insights. Speed Index and Time to Interactive are parameters we should follow. Google PageSpeed Insights results are not consistent. Therefore, I will conduct three different tests on separate days to get the most accurate results.
|Metrics||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3||Average|
|Time to Interactive||4.1 s||3.3 s||3.2 s||3.3 s|
|Speed Index||4.8 s||3.3 s||4.3 s||4.0 s|
|Metrics||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3||Average|
|Time to Interactive||0.8 s||0.8 s||0.7 s||0.7 s|
|Speed Index||1.2 s||1.2 s||1.5 s||1.5 s|
The second speed test is done with Pingdom from seven different worldwide locations. Load time is the factor that we will consider in this test.
|Server Location||Load Time|
|Tokyo – Japan||2.80 s|
|Frankfurt – Germany||2.39 s|
|London – UK||2.21 s|
|Washington D.C. – USA||989 ms|
|San Francisco – USA||1.02 s|
|Sydney – Australia||3.13 s|
|São Paulo – Brazil||2.89 s|
|Global Average||2.98 s|
The third speed test is done with the GTMetrix tool from seven different worldwide locations. GTMetrix is based on Google PageSpeed Insights. You should look up to Fully Loaded time. I have taken seven different tests from all of the seven locations of GTMetrix. At last, you will see the global average results.
|Server Location||Performance||Time to Interactive||Speed Index||Fully Loaded Time|
|Vancouver, Canada||95%||1.1 s||1.1 s||1.7 s|
|Hong Kong, China||75%||1.9 s||1.9 s||2.8 s|
|London, UK||79%||1.8 s||1.7 s||2.4 s|
|Mumbai, India||61%||2.6 s||2.6 s||3.7 s|
|San Antonio, TX, USA||95%||1.1 s||1.1 s||1.4 s|
|Sydney, Australia||70%||2.2 s||2.1 s||3.0 s|
|São Paulo, Brazil||79%||1.7 s||1.7 s||2.6 s|
|Global Average||79%||1.7 s||1.7 s||2.51 s|
KeyCDN Speed Test
The fourth speed test is done with KeyCDN Tools. There are ten different worldwide locations in the KeyCDN Testing tool. We can measure the website load time, page size, requests, and performance grade with this tool. Page size, requests, and performance grade will be quite the same in all of the tests.
|Server Location||Load Time|
|New York||1.16 s|
|San Francisco||2.05 s|
|Global Average||2.25 s|
Fast or Slow Speed Test
Test 5 is done with Fast or Slow from 18 different worldwide locations. In these results, we measure website interactive time. The Time to Interactive (TTI) metric measures how long it takes a page to become interactive to the site visitor.
|First Contentful Paint||77|
|Largest Contentful Paint||86|
|Time to Interactive||98|
|Total Blocking Time||100|
|Cumulative Layout Shift||100|
All of the above tests are done where there was no live traffic on the website. To measure the performance of real-time hosting performance we have to do a load test.
In the Load test, we will send some visitors to the testing website, and after the test, we can see the load handling performance of the hosting. To do the load test, I conducted two different tests. In the first test, I sent 100 virtual users to the website. In the second test, I send 250 virtual users to the testing website.
|Response Times||100 Visits/Minute||250 Visits/Minute|
|Average||209 ms||176 ms|
|Minimum||34 ms||34 ms|
|Maximum||842 ms||904 ms|
WP Performance Test
These tests are done by WordPress Performance Testing Plugins.
|Queries Per Second||698.81|
|Execution Time (seconds)||1.431|
|August, 2021||Uptime: 99.99% |
Downtime: 3 mins 1 secs
|September, 2021||Uptime: 99.99% |
Downtime: 4 mins 50 secs
|October, 2021||Uptime: 99.96%|
Downtime: 18 mins 41 secs
|November, 2021||Uptime: 100%|
Downtime: 0 secs
|December, 2021||Uptime: 99.99% |
Downtime: 4 mins 9 secs
- Global Average TTFB: 569 ms
- Global Average Load Time: 2.25 s
Overall, HostArmada is one the best and affordable hosting. Hostarmada offers Nginx or LiteSpeed servers which are very useful to load the live traffic of your website and they are very fast then old school apache servers.
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