Inevitably I will get questions about whether it is really worth it to upgrade to a premium host. I usually just answer YES, but this time I wanted to give a more quantifiable answer.
I cloned a website to Kinsta and compared it to the original on shared web hosting. Here are the parameters of my test:
- The cloned site is exactly the same as the original, except for Kinsta’s optimized hosting.
- Original site is hosted in Michigan
- Kinsta clone is hosted in Iowa (GCP’s US Central datacenter)
- Test was conducted out of Dallas by GTmetrix
Here are the results: