After over a year of development and testing we are very excited to announce that today we have launched our next generation platform and optimized WordPress hosting plans!
So what’s the big fuss about?
The best way to explain our excitement is with numbers.
Yesterday we ran a comparison between our old and new platforms using a benchmarking tool and the results simply blew us away!
To test we installed the latest version of WordPress in new accounts on both our old and new hosting platforms. We then simulated 20 visitors simultaneously loading the default WordPress homepage 50 times for a total of 1,000 pageviews and recorded exactly how long this took.
On our old platform this test took 645.06 seconds which resulted in 1.55 requests per second. This test quickly caused the account to hit its resource usage limits so the speed of the test was restricted by the CPU limit of its hosting plan.
We then conducted this same test on our new platform with server side caching enabled. This test completed in 0.147 seconds resulting in 6808.23 requests per second. CPU usage barely registered during this test.
This test completed 4,388 times faster using our optimized WordPress hosting plans running on our next generation platform!
Pricing for our new hosting plans start at $9.99/month or $99.99/year and are now available at varialhosting.com.