MageBenchmark (Magento Benchmark) was launched as planned on Monday August 31st. After every single Magento host was painstakingly contacted, few actually replied and felt they were up to the challenge. Those brave Magento web hosts, from Sonassi in Manchester as far as Magento E-Commerce in China, were tested and without further ado, here is the unOfficial Magento Benchmark performance results:
Sonassi consistently performed best for the first four classes of 1,2,5 and 10 concurrent users, based on a trading window of 8 hours per day, that is a sustainable load of 288,888 requests. ProContractors and ActiveVPS did equally well and performed very positively in the 20 and 30 concurrent users bracket. After Sonassi just re-invested a vast amount of time and money into new hardware; the hosting product range will exclusively be Magento hosting and nothing else, we are only going to get better. If Magento is the platform for growth, Sonassi is the foundations for that platform. We don't claim to be the cheapest Magento web host, but what we do claim is that we are the best - and to be honest, there was no better proof than the MageBenchmark results. With the week-on-week Magento benchmark comparisons, the site will only get better to inform you who really is Magento Optimised and who isn't!