WP Oven Review (2018)

WP Oven participated for the third time in our WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (2018). This review is based off the results of that test. This year WP Oven moved up a tier to the $51-100 price tier.

In the previous test, WP oven achieved perfection and earned themselves Top Tier status from Review Signal. They had zero errors on every test and perfect uptime.

The Product

Plan Name Plan Monthly Price Plan Visitors Allowed Plan Memory/RAM Plan Disk Space Plan Bandwidth
Plan Sites Allowed
Professional $79.95 Unlimited 8GB 80GB 8 TB Unlimited Sites

Performance Review

Load Storm

Plan Tier 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)
$51-100 438,758 1 342.95 243.75 10,051 370 30.96 25.71 17.2

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.

WP Oven had a whopping single error on Load Storm and kept a sub 400ms response time. This was the fewest of any company in the price tier. An excellent showing.

Load Impact

Plan Tier Requests Errors Data Transferred (GB) Peak Average Load Time (Seconds) Peak Average Bandwidth (Mbps)
Peak Average Requests/Sec
$51-100 675881 0 36.07 0.398 619 1380

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.

WP Oven had zero errors and kept a sub 400ms response time. Perfect.

Uptime

Plan Tier UptimeRobot StatusCake
$51-100 99.98 99.97

Both monitors were above 99.9%, which is good.

WebPageTest / WPPerformanceTester

Plan Tier $51-100
Dulles 0.406
Denver 1.118
LA 0.739
London 1.124
Frankfurt 1.206
Rose Hill, Mauritius 2.04
Singapore 2.103
Mumbai 2.221
Japan 1.421
Sydney 2.099
Brazil 1.316

The WPT results look normal.

Plan Tier PHP Bench WP Bench
$51-100 9.634 211.1040743

The WPPerformanceTester results are normal.

Conclusion

WP Oven proved they could step up a price tier in 2018 and still earn itself Review Signal's Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance award. It's nice to see a relatively unknown company do consistently well in our benchmarks. Another year, another great performance, keep up the great work WP Oven!

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Kevin Ohashi is the geek-in-charge at Review Signal. He is passionate about making data meaningful for consumers. Kevin is based in Washington, DC.
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