Pressable Review (2018)

Pressable participated for the third time in our WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (2018). This review is based off the results of that test. Pressable participated in the following price brackets: <$25, $51-100, $101-200, $201-500, and Enterprise.

In the previous test, Pressable earned four Top Tier status out of 5. This year Pressable earned 5/5 Top Tier awards.

The Products

Plan Name Plan Monthly Price Plan Visitors Allowed Plan Disk Space Plan Bandwidth
Plan Sites Allowed
5 Sites $25 60,000 pageviews unlimited unlimited 5
20 Sites $90 400,000 pageviews unlimited unlimited 20
Agency 1 $135 600,000 pageviews unlimited unlimited 30
Agency 3 $225 1,000,000 pageviews unlimited unlimited 50
VIP 2 $750.00 5 million pageviews unlimited Unlimited 100

Performance Review

Load Storm

Total Requests Total Errors Peak RPS Average RPS Peak Response Time(ms) Average Response Time (ms) Total Data Transferred (GB) Peak Throughput (MB/s)
Average Throughput (MB/s)
<$25 330,412 487 249.85 183.56 10102 268 21.65 17.38 12.03
$51-100 475,785 1,112 371.22 264.32 10,192 318 31.17 25.48 17.32
$101-200 622,516 1,555 490.82 345.84 15,063 320 40.76 32.76 22.65
$200-$500 766,477 2,603 610.07 425.82 15,273 355 49.98 40.48 27.77
Enterprise 1,480,277 1,901 1,180.13 822.38 10,719 484 102.15 81.81 56.75

Sources: <25, 51-100, 101-200, 201-500, Enterprise

The Load Storm test is designed to simulate real users coming to the site, logging in and browsing the site bursting some of the caching mechanisms typically found on managed WordPress hosts.

The error rates were a bit higher than before on Load Storm but they seemed to almost exclusively be an issue with the Tokyo testing location for Load Storm. There wasn't any other real noticeable impact, but it was a consistent minor issue in all the tests. The average response times were excellent and error rates were still under control given the Tokyo issue.

Load Impact

Requests Errors Data Transferred (GB) Peak Average Load Time (Seconds) Peak Average Bandwidth (Mbps)
Peak Average Requests/Sec
<$25 326903 21 17.73 0.486 482.1 1060
$51-100 656609 3 34.75 0.443 573 1260
$101-200 979942 21 53.2 0.462 685 1900
$200-$500 977315 27 53.06 0.475 831 1820
Enterprise 1389420 0 77.63 0.773 1150 2520

Sources: <25, 51-100, 101-200, 201-500, Enterprise

The Load Impact test makes sure static caching is effective so that if a page gets a lot of traffic the site will keep responding without issue.

Pressable across the board did fantastic. The enterprise level even managed a perfect run without any errors.

Uptime

UptimeRobot StatusCake
<$25/month 99.99 99.99
$51-100/month 99.94 100
$101-200/month 100 99.99
$200-$500/month 99.93 100
Enterprise 99.98 99.99

Overall every plan maintained above 99.9%. I'd like to see it closes to 100 than 99.9 given their past issue was uptime in the previous test, but overall they improved this year keeping every plan above 99.9% which is great.

WebPageTest / WPPerformanceTester

PHP Bench WP Bench
<$25/month 10.87 562.7462015
$51-100/month 10.998 556.7928731
$101-200/month 10.803 471.6981132
$200-$500/month 10.797 540.8328826
Enterprise 10.924 529.1005291

The WPPerformanceTester results were pretty uniform across all the price tiers. Given the infrastructure is shared this makes a lot of sense. You get the same performance from the lowest price to the enterprise tier.

 

<$25 51-100 101-200 201-500 Enterprise
Dulles 0.468 0.479 0.474 0.495 0.563
Denver 1.366 1.334 1.384 1.315 2.261
LA 1.008 0.879 1.037 0.971 1.304
London 0.862 0.856 0.868 0.856 1.161
Frankfurt 0.947 0.923 0.881 0.863 1.334
Rose Hill, Mauritius 2.347 2.355 2.362 2.36 3.823
Singapore 2.436 2.224 2.223 2.339 3.068
Mumbai 2.59 1.828 2.558 2.555 2.447
Japan 1.698 1.733 1.748 1.579 2.106
Sydney 1.923 1.903 1.932 1.912 2.771
Brazil 1.389 1.375 1.444 1.397 1.897

The WPT tests look relatively normal. The only strange thing I noticed is that the Enterprise tier was slower in almost every case compared to the other plans. I have no idea why, could just be a timing issue when the tests were run.

Conclusion

This year Pressable stepped up their performance game just that extra bit to push all five plans into earning Top Tier status. When you're near the top it's those little gains that make all the difference. A well earned 5/5 Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance from Review Signal in 2018.

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