ShortPixel Hosting

ShortPixel Hosting

Company Profile & Results

ShortPixel is an online image optimization service that smart-compresses images, CSS and JS. Global CDN delivery. Compress your images with up to 90% without any humanly visible differences.
Disclaimer: Descriptions are provided by the company.

Historical Performance Summary

Year<$25$25-50$51-100$101-200$201-500Enterprise ($500+)Woo Commerce
- Top Tier - Honorable Mention - No award

2023 WordPress Results

<$25/Month Summary

Despite no longer offering the product, ShortPixel Hosting had a very good showing. The Load Storm test went well and ShortPixel even managed the third fastest wp-login speed. The Static test also went well with 140ms average response time. ShortPixel also had perfect and 99.9964% uptime. ShortPixel even picked up the fastest speed in one location on the WPT and the second fastest WP Bench. It was a Top Tier performance for ShortPixel's hosting product.


Load Storm is designed to simulate real users visiting the site, logging in and browsing. It tests uncached performance.


K6 is designed to test cached performance by repeatedly requesting the homepage.


WebPageTest fully loads the homepage and records how long it takes from 12 different locations around the world.


Uptime is monitored by two companies: HetrixTools and Uptime Robot. A self hosted monitor was also run in case there was a major discrepancy between the two third party monitors.


WPPerformanceTester performs two benchmarks. One is a WordPress (WP Bench) and the other a PHP benchmark. WP Bench measures how many WP queries per second and higher tends to be better (varies considerably by architecture). PHP Bench performs a lot of computational and some database operations which are measured in seconds to complete. Lower PHP Bench is better. WP Bench is red in the chart, PHP Bench is blue.


The tool is available at

CompanyQualsys SSL Grade
ShortPixel Hosting 2023 25A

About the Author

Kevin Ohashi

Kevin Ohashi is the geek-in-charge at Review Signal. He is passionate about making data meaningful for consumers. Kevin is based in Washington, DC.

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