CMS Performance Test

CMS Benchmark Test

FullSail Systems wanted to test some of the most popular CMS systems and how they perform on the FullSail Systems Hosting Platform.

Why We Test

CMS Tested

Why Create a CMS Benchmark Test

One of FullSail Systems wanted to test performance features of popular CMS systems with the overall goal to further enhance our onboarding base scripts for our hosting products.

Our current testing involves:

999+ Performance Tests
19 No. CMS Tested

CMS Systems

Content Management Systems make up a large portion of the top 1million websites. CMS Systems make up 36.42% of all of the top 1 million sites vs. and eCommerce platforms at 7.10%

CMS Benchmark Test

Test Summary

Despite the fact that they all had some differences, each CMS system scored expectionally well.

With scores at 90 (over a 100) or higher, it is a clear indication that no matter what CMS system you choose or use, your hosting server is all that matters.

Below we have made available our test summaries of five CMS systems. These CMS performance tests include Wordpress, Joomla!, Drupal, TYPO3 & GravCMS. To get the full report please fill out the form below and the report will be sent to you.

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So which CMS have been tested?

List of CMS Systems Tested

FullSail Systems has tested many CMS systems, no matter the popularity and/or trend. The focus of these test wasn't necessary to find the best performing CMS system, but to elevate our hosting products to meet the demand of our clients CMS platforms. Below are the CMS system tests we have made public and have a more detailed report upon request (Additional information can be found below)

The Testing


These benchmark performance tests have been conducted on the stock version/core CMS systems. We then populated the CMS with the included sample or standard demo data that has been shipped with the installation package. These systems have not been modified and are in their original install state. For example, no-cache mechanisms have been activated or any form of additional performance aid applied. The goal of this approach had been to remove as many variables that could skew test results. They only had one thing in common, all of these CMS systems had been deployed on the FullSail Systems Production Hosting Platform.

[Testing Information: Review FullSail Systems Testing Protocol]

CMS Preperation

Our team compiled a list of popular CMS Systems based on a list of prerequisites. Each CMS is placed on the same server with the same server configuration.



Every CMS is tested with a series of prespecified tests in a specific order. We test using 2 tools Google Lighthouse (including chrome inspector plugin and CLI using Node.js) and Google Page Speed Insights.



Once these tests have been completed we document all of the tests and find the mean average of their results.


Google Lighthouse

Lighthouse is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. You can run it against any web page, public or requiring authentication. It has audits for performance, accessibility, progressive web apps, and more.

[Source: Google Lighthouse]

FREE Test Results

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