WP Rocket: Boost WordPress Web Performance

September 17, 2019

 WP Rocket?

WP Rocket is a speed optimization plugin for WordPress helping you implement a variety of speed-boosting features to your WordPress site. This is the most powerful cache plugin by WordPress Experts. No coding knowledge is required.

Easily deploy features like,

  • GZIP Compression
  • Enable HTML Minification 
  • CSS Minification
  • JS Minification 
  • LazyLoad
  • Cloudflare Compatibility
  • Google Fonts Optimization
  • Mobile Detection

Page caching is activated by default when you activate WP Rocket. If Varnish service is enabled on your server at Cloudways (it is by default), then go to the Varnish tab in WP Rocket and check the box to Enable the Varnish caching auto-purge.

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WP Rocket vs W3 Total Cache

WP Rocket is a premium plugin but is easier to configure and more reliable than W3 Total Cache (it won’t break your site). 

W3 Total Cache does not support the following,

  • Database Cleanup
  • Lazy Loading
  • Google Analytics
  • Preloading

You would need to install 2-3 extra plugins if you wanted to use these features with W3 Total Cache whether as WP Rocket supports the above features by default.

WP Rocket vs WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a free caching solution available for WordPress. Its caching mechanism is fairly easy to understand. The plugin basically generates static HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog and caches it instead of the WordPress PHP scripts.

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If you’re looking for the highest-performing caching plugin, we do recommend WP Rocket.

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