Top 7 Fastest Web Hosts in the USA

We already covered an article about what the top 7 fastest fastest hosts globally overall are, but now we thought we’d find out which companies are fastest in the USA. Here is where we see the biggest difference!

To us, the most relevant factor is the speeds in the US, since that’s where the majority of our customers are. Additionally, the hosts are based out of the US and the further you get from a host the more external factors come into play. To keep the results purest, we’re focusing on the US speeds. Since speeds can be different at different locations across the US, we took an average between the East Coast speed and the West Cost speed.

Fastest Web Hosting speed test results for the average USA server response time (in milliseconds)
Fastest Web Hosting speed test results for the average USA server response time (in milliseconds)

AccelerHosting takes the cake for it’s best server response time of 2 miliseconds average between US East and US West zones.

Here are the list of hosts ordered by their US average response times:

Host US AverageUS (West)US (East)Rank
AccelerHosting2 ms2 ms2 ms1
GreenGeeks24.5 ms48 ms1 ms2
SiteGround27 ms53 ms1 ms3
Bluehost32.5 ms39 ms26 ms4
InterServer37.5 ms66 ms9 ms5
iPage43 ms78 ms8 ms6
Inmotion45 ms64 ms26 ms7

There was a larger gap than we thought between the fastest host (which was AccelerHosting) and the rest. AccelerHosting’s first place score with it’s US Average being 2 ms while the second place (GreenGeeks) was more than 22ms slower. The rest of the other scores are a bit closer to each other, with them being about 5-6ms apart from each other.

We got our result data for this test from Bitcatcha, who says that “Your webpage load time depends on several factors, including its code, caching, content delivery system and more. The response time of your web hosting depends on the quality of its network and hardware.” It’s important to note that while AccelerHosting was fastest overall, both SiteGround and GreenGeeks had a faster score for a single side of the US, but only by a small margin (1ms). Based on this it would seem that AccelerHosting is at some kind of a hub location that has equally fast connection with both sides of the US. If you’re focused on just a single side of the US, it might make sense to go for the second or third rank contenders, but if you’re looking for the fastest overall, AccelerHosting seems to be the clear winner.

Since AccelerHosting’s scores weren’t on Bitcatcha’s main list of their reviewed fastest, even though they show as the fastest overall in the US, we’re posting a link to the speed checker result (so you can see it for yourself, though we’re not sure how long these results are kept on their server) and the screenshot of the Bitcatcha scores here:

AccelerHosting Server Speed Checker Scores
Screenshot of the Bitcatcha Server Speed Checker scores for AccelerHosting.com

You might think that a few milliseconds doesn’t matter so much, but this time will add up and compound when one request depends on another. First your page HTML has to be retrieved before anything else, which then references some of your other files (CSS, images, etc), but then some of those other files may then yet reference even further more files (such as a CSS file referencing other image files). Each call adds additional latency. It all adds up and can affect your site speed more than what it might seem on the surface! That’s why we’re also planning on doing Google PageSpeed test to see how they all stack up cumulatively.

For reference here is the full list of the fastest scores globally, as well as the US average, as measured by Bitcatcha:

 HostUS AverageUS (W)US (E)LondonSingaporeSao PauloBangaloreSydneyJapan
AccelerHosting2 ms2 ms2 ms181 ms248 ms108 ms318 ms229 ms169 ms
GreenGeeks24.5 ms48 ms1 ms217 ms436 ms137 ms320 ms222 ms146 ms
SiteGround27 ms53 ms1 ms104 ms241 ms142 ms257 ms231 ms143 ms
Bluehost32.5 ms39 ms26 ms339 ms245 ms143 ms375 ms183 ms159 ms
InterServer37.5 ms66 ms9 ms275 ms256 ms142 ms252 ms268 ms165 ms
iPage43 ms78 ms8 ms93 ms255 ms120 ms205 ms235 ms173 ms
Inmotion45 ms64 ms26 ms90 ms250 ms129 ms225 ms230 ms180 ms
HostGator52.5 ms 31 ms74 ms324 ms195 ms175 ms286 ms177 ms128 ms
A2 Hosting52.5 ms86 ms19 ms104 ms262 ms152 ms306 ms248 ms179 ms

We got all this data from Bitcatcha, though we’ve added the “US Average” column (by averaging the US West and US East columns). If you’re interested in seeing the global average, you’ll want to checkout global Fastest Web Hosting speed comparison. If you want to check the scores of your current host, head over to Bitcatcha’s report page.

We hope this comparison has been helpful in evaluating the speed of different hosts, and that it helps you in your journey to find the fastest web hosting in the United States of America!

If you find a faster host in the US, please drop us a line in our comments and we’ll try to add it. Thank you!

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