In the fast-paced world of WordPress hosting, GoDaddy has been on a relentless journey to provide the best managed WordPress hosting experience for our customers.
Over the past year, we've made significant strides in launching new features and enhancing the performance and reliability of our Managed WordPress hosting platform.
With the integration of a global Cloudflare CDN, the latest server hardware running on NVMe SSDs, innovative new AI-based features and a WordPress-optimized hosting stack, we're proud to announce that GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting has become an industry leader — in both managed WordPress hosting performance and uptime.
But why do performance and uptime matter?
Whether you're running a WordPress blog, an ecommerce store on WooCommerce, or simply a WordPress website, the speed at which your pages load and how often your site is down has a profound impact on user experience, conversion rates, and search engine rankings.
- User experience: Slow-loading websites or those that experience downtime frustrate visitors and can drive them away. A seamless browsing experience, on the other hand, keeps users engaged and encourages them to explore your website further.
- Search engine rankings: Search engines like Google consider page speed as a ranking factor. Faster websites tend to rank higher in search results, increasing visibility and attracting more organic traffic.
- Conversion rates: How quickly your website loads directly influences conversion rates. Faster websites lead to higher conversion rates, which means more sales, sign-ups, or other desired actions.
How we measure performance and uptime
To demonstrate the remarkable progress that GoDaddy has made in delivering high-performing and reliable managed WordPress hosting in 2023, we partnered with Catchpoint, a third-party leading application performance monitoring company.
Over the past year, we asked Catchpoint to conduct global performance and uptime monitoring, comparing GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting with alternate WordPress hosting providers, including but not limited to Flywheel, Siteground, Bluehost, Hostgator, Namecheap, Hostinger, Dreamhost, WordPress.com, and IONOS.
The latest global WordPress hosting benchmark results
Today, we would like to share with you the latest global WordPress hosting benchmark results for Q3 2023, broken down by the regions that Catchpoint benchmarked:
North America: In North America, GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting delivered average response times that were virtually identical to the
fastest-performing managed WordPress hosting provider that we tested. Additionally, GoDaddy achieved an impressive 100% uptime.
Latin America: In Latin America, GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting took both the performance and uptime lead, delivering the fastest average response times among all competitors, along with a flawless 100% uptime record.
Europe: In Europe, GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting delivered the second-fastest average response times, coming very close to the top-performing competitor. With a measured average 99.98% uptime rate, you can rely on your website to stay online and responsive, even in this highly competitive market.
India: In India, GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting once again outperformed the competition, boasting the second fastest average response time and an impressive 99.93% uptime.
What's next for GoDaddy Managed WordPress?
While we're proud to have achieved industry-leading performance and uptime as proven through the independent benchmarks that were run by Catchpoint throughout 2023, our journey doesn't end here.
We're committed to making GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting the #1 managed WordPress hosting platform globally.
We're continuously innovating and refining our services to bring you even faster loading times, greater reliability, and an exceptional managed WordPress hosting experience.
Stay tuned as we work tirelessly to exceed your expectations and provide you with the best managed WordPress hosting platform available.