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LazyLizard Beats Top 5 Host – Again in October

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LazyLizard Beats
Top 5 Hosts
in Speed Test

Oct. 12, 2019, New York – In speed tests conducted by third-party GTMetrix.com, LazyLizard has come out ahead, again, of five of the largest web hosting companies in the world.

LazyLizard specializes in web hosting for WordPress websites, with servers that are fine-tuned for WordPress speed and security. Our site itself is done in WordPress so this speed test shows the actual speed of our optimized WordPressservers.

LazyLizard is an independent, privately-owned web hosting company whose driving ambition is to provide the absolute best service possible for our clients. Because of our independent status, we’re not pressured by large investors to eek out every last penny of profit by cutting expenses so low that it affects server performance for our clients.

We don’t know if all our clients notice this, but we do know we have a lot of clients who have been with us for more than 20 years!  And whether they notice or not, we take great pride in knowing that we’re doing an excellent job. We take pride in paying attention to every minute detail, seen and unseen alike. It’s the combination of getting all the unseen details right that makes it possible for us to beat all the bigger and more well-known hosts. And we don’t just beat them in speed, we really beat them!

Some people say the speed of the host’s site has nothing to do with the speed of the sites they host. But, we say, the abysmal speeds these hosts’ own sites show that the majority of their efforts are focused on improving the bottom line rather than taking care of all the many details you have to pay attention to in order to run the best and fastest service for their clients.

(Links are provided to the test results for each host. And you can test them yourself at GTMetrix.com  LazyLizard is not affiliated with GTMetrix.com. You can run host speed tests at Google Developers as well).

Overall Page-Speed Score

Page Load Time (in Seconds)

LazyLizard  3.2 second

Bluehost    7.8 seconds

Godaddy     6.0 seconds

Siteground  4.7 seconds

Hostgator   5.5 seconds

Wpengine  15.0 seconds

The Numbers

We were pretty shocked at wpengine’s page load-speed time, so we tested them several times over an hour. The slowest speed they got during our tests that hour was 19.7 seconds. We found that hard to believe so we gave them several more chances, finally ending up with this abysmal 15.0-second load time. 

Last month their time was considerably better and we imagine it will be better next month as well. But this does correspond to anecdotal data from many of their customers telling us, over time, that they’ve had problems with slow speeds on their sites.

Google Developers' Speed Tests

Our hearts sank, though, when we saw the results on the Google Developers’ speed-test site. We couldn’t believe we were below 80%. Until… we saw we were pretty much 3 times faster than the Big Five hosting companies!

All tests conducted on October 12, 2019 at 7:53 p.m. EDT.

Why Choose LazyLizard

We’re a boutique hosting shop which means we take very special and personalized care of each and every one of our clients.

At LazyLizard we’re passionate about seeing our clients succeed by using the products and services and support we provide.

Our servers and systems are always up-to-date running the latest versions of critical software such as PHP, mySQL, Linux and Apache.


We Love Pleasing Our Clients

My experience with LazyLizard has been nothing short of amazing. The level of support provided with my website account has been fantastic. Sometimes I have a question about WordPress and they never mind answering! 

LazyLizard is top notch. I run a vBulletin site and they have always kept their server up to date with the latest software so I can always run the latest version of vB. If you”re looking for a web hosting account look no further than LazyLizard!

I’ve been a customer of LazyLizard’s for over 7 years and they never fail to go above and beyond what I expected. The service has been top notch since I ordered my first web hosting account with them 7 years ago.