The past 2 and a half years of my online presence, I have dealt with many WordPress blogs. Initially, everyone is willing to have a top-notch kit to start his/her blog.
What most people don’t pay attention to is the performance and speed. If your website is slow, your blog takes ages to load before people can read your content, you’ll lose traffic in the longer run.
And In this post, I will be telling you about cache plugins which I have used and that will help you to speed up your blog dramatically.
1. W3 Total Cache
This is probably the best plugin you can have when it comes to possibilities.
The Initial configuration of this plugins requires a bit of technical knowledge and beginners might screw up the settings. This is a big reason I don’t recommend this plugin for a new blog.
Once configured correctly, W3TC works seamlessly. You can manage CDN integration, Leverage Browser cache, Handle Minification and more from this single plugin.
p.s. I use w3tc on all of my blogs which I host on shared servers. its a must to have cache plugin for users with limited resources.
2. WP Rocket
WP Rocket is the only premium plugin on our list which is deprived of any free or trial version. however, this plugin does deserve the price you pay for it. it is probably the fastest cache plugin for WordPress.
With WP Rocket you also get additional features such as lazy load. with the lazy load add-on, you can set the images on your blog to load as soon as a user hits the screen where the image is posted.
3. WP Fastest Cache
Another awesome plugin it is. No doubt that this plugin is surely the best cache plugin for ant beginners. Unlike other plugins, this one works straight out of the box.
You just have to enable a couple of options which can be accessed under a single screen. This is very easy to do for any beginner.
The biggest drawback with this plugin is its premium version. The free version which is openly available does not provide some basic functionalities which you get free with W3 Total cache.
4. WP Super Cache
The Best thing happened with a cache plugin. Upon installing the plugin, you just need to turn the cache ON. That’s it. This plugin will handle the rest.
The parent company behind this plugin is Automattic (who made WordPress). Regular updates ensure you have the latest coding and features. This plugins masters the art of making static files.
Note – Do not use any other cache plugin with this one.
WP Super Cache has a neck to neck fight with the W3 Total Cache as they both perform outstandingly. But as a beginner, you might be comfortable with WP Super Cache or WP fastest cache.
What is the speed of your blog or website? Which cache plugin do you use?