Kinsta participated for the fourth time in our WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (2018). This review is based off the results of that test. This year Kinsta participated in the 25-50, 51-100, 101-200, 201-500, and Enterprise price tiers.
In the previous test, Kinsta earned Top Tier status in all four price brackets it entered. In 2018, Kinsta started offering cheaper plans and has competed in an additional, lower price tier.
|Plan Name||Plan Monthly Price||Plan Visitors Allowed||Plan Memory/RAM||Plan Disk Space||Plan Bandwidth||
Plan Sites Allowed
|Business 2||$200||250000||-||20GB SSD||Unlimited||10|
|Enterprise 1||$600||1 Million||-||80GB SSD||Unlimited||60|
|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.
Kinsta aced the Load Storm tests across every tier. Zero errors in multiple price tiers and minimal errors in the others. The response times were kept fast and stable. It scaled up from the smallest test to Enterprise test without issue.
|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.
Perfection. Zero errors across 5 separate tests.
Perfect. 100% across 5 plans and two separate monitors.
WebPageTest / WPPerformanceTester
|Rose Hill, Mauritius||2.436||2.446||2.433||2.439||2.444|
WPT test results looked normal.
|Plan Tier||PHP Bench||WP Bench|
The WPPerformanceTester results looked normal. The WP Bench results stood out though. The database connections are consistently very fast compared to their competitors at higher price tiers when plans tend to run separate and/or multiple database servers.
Kinsta earned itself five Top Tier WordPress Hosting Performance Awards in 2018. It had perfect uptime across every plan. It had zero errors on Load Impact. It had 2/5 Load Storm tests without any errors and only 52 errors total from 3.685 million requests. No signs of stress showed on any test. Kinsta has consistently brought their A game to WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks, this year was no exception. It's nice to see them offering newer, cheaper plans that allow people on smaller budgets access their offerings. A huge congratulations to them for earning the most Top Tier Hosting Performance awards of any company in 2018.