HostArmada Shared Hosting Speed Test

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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 Hosting

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 Shared Hosting Speed & Performance Test Plans and 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.

Testing Environment

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: 5.8
Themes: Blocksy (Active), Twenty twenty One
Plugins: Blocksy Companion, WP Forms Lite, Stackable, Recipe Card Blocks by WPZOOM

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.

Quick Disclaimer:
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 Test

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 LocationTest 1Test 2Test 3
Frankfurt643 ms623 ms626 ms
Amsterdam486 ms447 ms446 ms
London468 ms516 ms465 ms
New York166 ms655 ms408 ms
Dallas13 ms15 ms12 ms
San Francisco489 ms243 ms243 ms
Singapore834 ms1.14 s1.17 s
Sydney954 ms721 ms720 ms
Tokyo524 ms526 ms528 ms
Bangalore999 ms1 s1.02 s
Global Average557 ms588 ms563 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.

Server LocationTTFB
Vancouver, Canada679 ms
Hong Kong, China1.2 s
London, UK934 ms
Mumbai, India1.6 s
San Antonio, TX, USA598 ms
Sydney, Australia1.2 s
São Paulo, Brazil1.1 s
Global Average1044 ms

Fast or Slow TTFB Test

TTFB test three is done from Fast or Slow. Fast or Slow will measure the website TTFB and Speed from 18 worldwide locations. This is the heaviest test from all of the tests.

Server LocationTTFB
S Africa797 ms
Sweden436 ms
India728 ms
France370 ms
England347 ms
Ireland504 ms
S Korea521 ms
Bahrain729 ms
Japan483 ms
Brazil463 ms
Canada1878 ms
Hong Kong626 ms
Singapore889 ms
Australia560 ms
Germany524 ms
USA (VA)122 ms
USA (OH)105 ms
USA (OR)220 ms
Global Average572ms

Here is the end of the TTFB tests, now we will start the Speed Test.

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.

Google PageSpeed

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.

Mobile

MetricsTest 1Test 2Test 3Average
Score86879087
Time to Interactive3.3 s3.3 s3.2 s3.3 s
Speed Index4.6 s3.3 s4.3 s4.0 s

Desktop

MetricsTest 1Test 2Test 3Average
Score96989797
Time to Interactive0.7 s0.8 s0.7 s0.7 s
Speed Index1.9 s1.2 s1.5 s1.5 s

Pingdom Test

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 LocationLoad Time
Tokyo – Japan3.47 s
Frankfurt – Germany 3.12 s
London – UK 2.77 s
Washington D.C. – USA2.24 s
San Francisco – USA2.17 s
Sydney – Australia3.71 s
São Paulo – Brazil3.39 s
Global Average2.98 s

GTMetrix Test

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 LocationPerformanceTime to InteractiveSpeed IndexFully Loaded Time
Vancouver, Canada95%1.1 s1.1 s1.7 s
Hong Kong, China75%1.9 s1.9 s2.8 s
London, UK79%1.8 s1.7 s2.4 s
Mumbai, India61%2.6 s2.6 s3.7 s
San Antonio, TX, USA95%1.1 s1.1 s1.4 s
Sydney, Australia70%2.2 s2.1 s3.0 s
São Paulo, Brazil79%1.7 s1.7 s2.6 s
Global Average79%1.7 s1.7 s2.51 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 LocationLoad Time
Frankfurt1.68 s
Amsterdam2.1 s
London2.16 s
New York1.16 s
Dallas1.22 s
San Francisco2.05 s
Singapore3.59 s
Sydney 2.45 s
Tokyo2.51 s
Bangalore3.62 s
Global Average2.25 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.

VitalScore
Performance Score92
First Contentful Paint77
Speed Index94
Largest Contentful Paint86
Time to Interactive98
Total Blocking Time100
Cumulative Layout Shift100
Server LocationInteractive
S Africa3047ms
Sweden1884ms
India3029ms
France1680ms
England1458ms
Ireland1836ms
S Korea1933ms
Bahrain3061ms
Japan1998ms
Brazil1917ms
Canada2680ms
Hong Kong2622ms
Singapore2899ms
Australia2051ms
Germany1609ms
USA (VA)803ms
USA (OH)526ms
USA (OR)944ms

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.

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 Times100 Visits/Minute250 Visits/Minute
Average209 ms176 ms
Minimum34 ms34 ms
Maximum842 ms904 ms
Success100250

WP Performance Test

These tests are done by WordPress Performance Testing Plugins.

Server Score3.3
Queries Per Second698.81
Execution Time (seconds)1.431
HostArmada Shared Hosting Speed & Performance Test HostArmada WP Benchmark
HostArmada WP Benchmark
HostArmada Shared Hosting Speed & Performance Test HostArmada WPPerformanceTester
HostArmada WPPerformanceTester

Uptime

  • August: 99.99%
  • September: 99.99%
  • October: 99.96%
  • November:

Final Results

  • Global Average TTFB: 569 ms
  • Global Average Load Time: 2.25 s

Conclusion

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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