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Are you thinking of buying Rocket.net Managed WordPress hosting? And want to check the performance and speed of Rocket.net Managed WordPress hosting? Then, you are in the right place.
In this blog post, I will provide you honest, genuine and the best accurate results of Rocket.net Managed WordPress hosting Speed and Performance.
If you are in a hurry, here are the results of Rocket.net Managed WordPress hosting Speed and Performance test results.
Global Average TTFB: 97 ms
Global Average Load Time: 1.17 seconds
You can compare these test results with any other hosting provider, and you can choose the fastest hosting for your website.
Before starting the test, I want to clarify that all the tests are done fairly and accurately. Rocket.net or any other hosting provider does not sponsor this article.
Also, I have done multiple tests to get the best accurate results of the tests, so there will be many more figures than a math’s paper 😅.
I have not manipulated any of the test figures. I have attached all the test results Screenshots below the test.
Rocket.net is founded in 2020 by Ben Gabler. Rocket.net offers only WordPress managed hosting. Rocket is funded by one the best shared hosting provider HostPapa. Rocket hosting is partnered with Cloudflare enterprise to provide the best service to its users.
Best Features of Rocket.net:
- Powered by Cloudflare Enterprise
- Global CDN with full page caching
- WordPress Optimized
- Very fast TTFB
- No extra configuration for CDN, Firewall, or SSL
- Pricing (Better than any other managed WordPress Hosting)
Plans & Pricing
Currently, Rocket.net offers four different plans. All plans have similar features. I have listed the difference between all the plans below. There are not many differences between all the plans except WordPress installs, visits, storage, and bandwidth, and call support.
|Storage||10 GB||20 GB||40 GB||50 GB|
|24×7 Phone Support||❌||❌||✔||✔|
|Discount Link||Get Now||Get Now||Get Now||Get Now|
For this test, I have purchased a Starter plan, in which I can host one WordPress website.
I have made a complete tutorial on Rocket.net hosting. You can watch the exclusive video and get ideas on the following topics. Choosing a plan for your website, Installing WordPress, Rocket dashboard overview, backup creation, staging website creation, Support access, and all other things you need to know if you want to buy Rocket hosting.
Now, let’s start testing.
I use identical testing environment setups for hosting speed tests to get the best accurate, fair, and honest test results.
- I bought a domain from NameCheap.
- After that, I connected the domain with Rocket.net hosting by setting Cname record and txt records.
- Then, I installed WordPress on that domain with Rocket.net One Click WordPress installation wizard.
- After installing the WordPress, I deleted all the Plugins, all the themes (except twenty twenty one which is the default WordPress theme).
- After that, I installed a popular WordPress theme named Blocksy.
Testing Website Details
- Hosting: Rocket.net Managed Hosting – Starter plan
- Server Location: USA – San Jose (Default server of Rocket)
- Domain: from Namecheap
- WordPress v5.7.2
- Theme: Blocksy
- Plugins: Blocksy Companion, WP Forms Lite, Stackable, Recipe Card Blocks by WPZOOM
Process of testing
To measure the Speed and Performance of Rocket.net, we will do three types of different tests
In test 1, we will measure the Time to First Byte (TTFB) of the Rocket.net Hosting worldwide. We will test it with three different tools so that we can get the most accurate test results.
In test 2, we will measure the website’s fully loaded time, core web vitals, page size, and total requests from different worldwide locations. We will test the website speed with five various tools.
In test 3, We will do a load test of the website. By doing the load test, we can identify how much traffic this particular hosting can handle. We will do two tests in this segment.
First, we will find how much visitors hosting can handle without any errors. And after that, we will do another test. By doing the second test, we can say that hosting cannot handle it if the website gets more visitors than this number of visitors.
TTFB stands for Time to First Byte. TTFB means how much time the hosting server reply to the visitor.
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.
Test 1 is done from 10 different worldwide locations. I take three different test results. I did All three tests on different days.
|Server Location||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3||Average|
|Frankfurt||43.89 ms||55.3 ms||52.82 ms||50.67 ms|
|Amsterdam||127.84 ms||121.15 ms||120.43 ms||123.14 ms|
|London||112.21 ms||128.23 ms||40.56 ms||84.65 ms|
|New York||31.11 ms||41.44 ms||32.66 ms||35.07 ms|
|Dallas||31.7 ms||32.45 ms||43.48 ms||35.87 ms|
|San Francisco||172.28 ms||188 ms||201.63 ms||187.30 ms|
|Singapore||288.25 ms||44.89 ms||77.55 ms||136.89 ms|
|Sydney||48.96 ms||35.62 ms||107.34 ms||63.97 ms|
|Tokyo||59.7 ms||95.9 ms||72.34 ms||75.98 ms|
|Bangalore||381.17 ms||80.77 ms||65.1 ms||175.68 ms|
|Global Average||129.71 ms||82.37 ms||81.39 ms||96.92 ms|
By watching the test results of TTFB Test 1, we can see that Rocket is performing exceptionally well in the test. Because, Rocket is performing very well worldwide, not in just a host location.
The reason for the performance of Rocket is Cloudflare enterprise.
I have tested many shared hostings, cloud hostings, and managed hosting, but I have never seen such good results in the TTFB test worldwide. This is why I love Rocket.net.
All other managed hostings, cloud hostings, or shared hostings perform very well in the website host location, but they can not perform well worldwide.
Test 2 is done in GT Metrix by seven worldwide locations.
By seeing the results of test 2, we can see the power of Rocket.net. The results are the same as test 1, which is the best results, I have ever seen.
|Vancouver, Canada||108 ms|
|Hong Kong, China||108 ms|
|London, UK||67 ms|
|Mumbai, India||255 ms|
|San Antonio, TX, USA||73 ms|
|Sydney, Australia||156 ms|
|São Paulo, Brazil||184 ms|
|Global Average||135 ms|
Test 3 is done from 18 (yes, 18) different worldwide locations. This is the most extreme test of the TTFB test segment.
|S Africa||45 ms|
|S Korea||58 ms|
|Hong Kong||155 ms|
|USA (VA)||44 ms|
|USA (OH)||92 ms|
|USA (OR)||68 ms|
|Global Average||97 ms|
Wow 🤩! The results of Test 3 are fantastic. Rocket.net is performing very Extreme Worldwide. The average worldwide TTFB is 97 ms which is similar to TTFB Test 1.
Here we have completed all the tests of TTFB tests. If we consider test 1 and test 3 results as our final results, 97 ms would be the average worldwide TTFB. This is the very best performance hosting I have ever tested.
Now, let’s move to the next test.
We will measure the website’s fully loaded time and google core web vitals figures in the Speed test. You can compare these test results with another hosting provider, and you can decide which hosting is performing well.
Test 1 is done with the Google Pagespeed Insights Tool.
Google Pagespeed tool provides mobile test results with the regular test.
|Metrics||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3||Average|
|First Contentful Paint||1.9s||1.4 s||1.7 s||1.6 s|
|Time to Interactive||3.1s||3.0 s||3.0 s||3.0 s|
|Speed Index||1.9 s||1.4 s||1.8 s||1.7 s|
|Total Blocking Time||170 ms||130 ms||130 ms||143 ms|
|Largest Contentful Paint||2.3 s||1.4 s||2.4 s||2.0 s|
|Cumulative Layout Shift||0.003||0.003||0.003||0.003|
By watching the mobile test results, we can see that Rocket.net scores 96 points on average. The Time to Interactive is 3.0 s which is quite fast as mobile speed for any website. The average Speed index for mobile is 1.7 seconds.
|Metrics||Test 1||Test 2||Test 3||Average|
|First Contentful Paint||0.4 s||0.4 s||0.4 s||0.4 s|
|Time to Interactive||0.4 s||0.4 s||0.4 s||0.4 s|
|Speed Index||0.6 s||0.5 s||0.5 s||0.5 s|
|Total Blocking Time||0 ms||0 ms||0 ms||0 ms|
|Largest Contentful Paint||0.6 s||0.7 s||0.6 s||0.6 s|
|Cumulative Layout Shift||0.001||0.001||0.001||0.001|
Rocket.net is performing very well on the desktop. It scores a total of 100 points on the desktop test. The average Time to Interactive and Speed Index is 0.4 seconds and 0.5 seconds accordingly.
Test 2 is done by Pingdom tools. To get the worldwide performance of Rocket.net, we will test it with seven different worldwide servers.
|Server Location||Performance grade||Load time||Page Size|
|Tokyo – Japan||81||2.40 s||1.7 MB|
|Frankfurt – Germany||81||1.02 s||1.7 MB|
|London – UK||81||0.971 s||1.7 MB|
|Washington D.C. – USA||81||0.462 s||1.7 MB|
|San Francisco – USA||81||0.750 s||1.7 MB|
|Sydney – Australia||81||2.26 s||1.7 MB|
|São Paulo – Brazil||81||2.85 s||1.7 MB|
|Global Average||81||1.53 s||1.7 MB|
Wow 🤩. I am pleased with the speed and performance of Rocket.net. The average Load time is 1.53 seconds from 7 different worldwide locations. Especially, Rocket.net is performing very well in the USA and Europe. This is why because the website is hosted in San Jose – USA.
Honestly, the speed of Australia and Asia is not good as the USA and Europe. Again, this issue can be improved by choosing the nearest location for your visitors. And this will happen the same if you are using any other hosting.
But still, Rocket.net can improve worldwide performance to provide the best hosting to us. Currently, it is performing very well, but we can expect more from this perfect hosting 😋.
3rd test is done by GT Metrix from 7 different worldwide locations.
|Server Location||Performance||First Contentful Paint||Time to Interactive||Speed Index||Onload Time||Fully Loaded Time|
|Vancouver, Canada||99%||690 ms||755 ms||701 ms||876 ms||989 ms|
|Hong Kong, China||100%||535 ms||607 ms||587 ms||878 s||1.1 s|
|London, UK||99%||392 ms||2.1 s||421 ms||526 s||2.1 s|
|Mumbai, India||95%||1.1 s||1.1 s||1.1 s||1.5 s||1.7 s|
|San Antonio, TX, USA||100%||547 ms||583 ms||577 ms||661 s||753 s|
|Sydney, Australia||98%||858 ms||1.1 s||878 ms||1.1 s||1.2 s|
|São Paulo, Brazil||95%||1.0 s||1.2 s||1.0 s||1.5 s||1.7 s|
|Global Average||98%||731 ms||1.0 s||752 ms||1.0 s||1.3 s|
The global average Time to Interactive is 1.0 seconds, which is very good. The global average Fully Loaded Time is 1.3 seconds. Remember that these test results are for desktops. Honestly, Rocket.net is performing very well in this segment.
Let’s move to Test 4. This test is done from ten different worldwide server locations.
|New York||96||529 ms|
|San Francisco||97||1.1 s|
|Global Average||95||1.17 s|
You can see that the global average load time is 1.17 seconds, and the average score is 95.
By the results of this test, we can say that Rocket.net is performing very well in the USA and Europe. Also, it is performing well In Asia and Australia. But the results of Banglore India is not quite good.
The reason for this could be temporary or server load at the testing time. If the load time of India could be 1.5 seconds or less, then the average load time could be near 1 second. But, I do not want to test it a second time and manipulate the entire test.
Test 5 is done by Fast or Slow from 18 different server locations.
|First Contentful Paint||100|
|Largest Contentful Paint||100|
|Time to Interactive||100|
|Total Blocking Time||100|
|Cumulative Layout Shift||100|
|S Africa||398 ms|
|S Korea||537 ms|
|Hong Kong||652 ms|
|USA (VA)||496 ms|
|USA (OH)||462 ms|
|USA (OR)||425 ms|
|Global Average||539 ms|
We can see that Rocket.net is scoring 100 points in all the vitals by seeing the test results, which is quite good. Also, we can see that the average worldwide Interactive time is 539 ms. Keep in mind that this test is from desktop, so test results of mobile can be different from this.
That’s enough tests to measure website speed.
Now let’s move to the load test.
By doing the load test, we can find how much traffic Rocket.net hosting can handle at a particular time. If your website gets instant traffic, then you have to focus on this test.
I send 10,000 users to the website hosted on Rocket.net (Which I can not believe because I have tested many hostings, but none of the hostings can handle more than 1,000 visitors without a single fail visit).
All of the 10,000 visits were completed without any error. In the complete test, Hosting sends approx 971.27 MB in just a minute. There was not a single visit that failed, or 400/500 error or timeout.
- Success: 10,000
- Fail: 0
- 400/500 Errors: 0
- Timeout: 0
- Network: 0
- Sent: 1.08 MB
- Received: 971.27 MB
I have uploaded the screenshot and a video of the load test. You can see that the average response time is 14 ms. Here you should not have confused with TTFB and response time.
I am shocked by the results of the Load Test. I can not believe that this is possible for any hosting. We will also test more managed hosting in the future, so stay connected with us for more hosting tests.
Okay, guys, that’s it. Here the Speed test is done completely.
The average Global TTFB of the Rocket hosting is 97 ms. The Global Average Load Time is 1.17 seconds. These are the final results of the test. You can compare these results with any of your favorite hosting providers, and you can choose good hosting for your website by comparing the test results.
I recommend Rocket Hosting to everyone. We use Rocket hosting to host our blog. If you have enough budget and want the fastest hosting for your WordPress website, Rocket.net is the perfect and only choice.
If you compare Rocket.net with Kinsta or WP Engine then Rocket.net will clearly win because Rocket.net is performing very well worldwide. Also, you will get more visits with Rocket.net if you compare it with Kinsta and WP Engine.
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