StableHost's claim to fame is their stability. They've been around since 2009 and host around 32,000 domains. They have data centers located in Phoenix, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Here's the plan information I chose:
|Money-Back Guarantee||45 days|
|Notes||Site was ready within minutes after I purchased.|
This test measures the total time it takes to load a standard web page. Lower is better.
If you're really interested, I use the 'Load Time' measurement that's returned from WebPageTest for ranking page speed. I still collect other metrics such as TTFB (time to first byte), fully loaded time, and the speed index, in addition to server setting scores which are translated to grades. You can see these detailed values in the "Raw Results."
This test is important if your site resembles a typical website and you're concerned about speed (which you should be!)
StableHost (full benchmark) performs above average in the Page Speed test, with an average result of 3.08 seconds. Its best run was 2.39 s, but has been as bad as 12.29 s. StableHost's most recent result on Jun 28 was 2.88 seconds. Stablehost is one of the few hosts that routinely has page load times under 3 seconds - that's awesome. They have all headers optimized for performance (compression, caching, connections), and their stats back it up.
Let's see if StableHost is consistent in its page speed stats:
|Date||Location||Load time||TTFB||Fully loaded||Speed index||Keep-alive Score||Compress Score||Caching Score|
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