Presslabs participated for the fourth time in our WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (2018). This review is based off the results of that test. Presslabs entered a plan into the Enterprise category, one level up from last year's $201-500 range. Last year Presslabs earned an honorable mention in the $201-500 price tier.
|Plan Name||Plan Monthly Price||Plan Visitors Allowed||Plan Memory/RAM||Plan Disk Space||Plan Bandwidth||
Plan Sites Allowed
|Enterprise||$2599 USD + $0.1/1000 page views||0 included, all traffic is charged with $0.1/1000 page views||Unmetered||Unmetered||Unmetered||
up to 25 (depending on traffic and requirements)
|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)|
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.
An excellent performance on Load Storm from Presslabs. No signs of load and minimal errors.
|Plan Tier||Requests||Errors||Data Transferred (GB)||Peak Average Load Time (Seconds)||Peak Average Bandwidth (Mbps)||
Peak Average Requests/Sec
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.
Zero errors and sub 200ms average response time. Excellent.
WebPageTest / WPPerformanceTester
|Rose Hill, Mauritius||1.335|
Presslabs' WPT results were good.
|Plan Tier||PHP Bench||WP Bench|
The WPPerformanceTester results had the fastest PHP Bench and second fastest WP Bench.
Presslabs stepped up a price tier and improved from honorable mention last year to earning Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance award in 2018 at the Enterprise tier. It's nice to see another worthy competitor in the Enterprise space that can handle large sites.