6 best WordPress cache plugins

6 Best WordPress Cache to Boost, Speed up and Increase Your Website Performance

One of the reason why users want to stay longer on your website is because of the performance of your website. If your website is as fast, well design and had good content, users will want to return or read more of your content. If you want to know about the tools we use to build this website, read on 12 plugins you must install as a beginner.

Fast loading pages improve user experience, increase your pageviews, and helps with your WordPress SEO. So we will share the most useful WordPress speed optimization tips to boost WordPress performance and speed up your website.

Why You Need Fast Loading Website

  • Studies show that from 2016 to 2021, the average human attention span has dropped from 7 seconds to 5 seconds. So if your website does not load at that range then you might have high bounce rate and lose user.
  • Google and other search engines have already started penalizing slower websites by pushing them down in the search results which means lower traffic for slow websites.
  • If you want more traffic, subscribers, and revenue from your website, then you must make your WordPress website fast loading.

Tools to Check Your Website Speed

Some site owners think that their site is not slow because they use a system or their phone which has cached their website. You can not know if your website is faster or slower. Their are online tools that can help you to check the speed of your website. But at WpressBeginner, we recommend

PageSpeed Insight
Pingdom

PageSpeed Insight is a family of tools by Google Inc, designed to help a website’s performance optimizations. It analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make it load faster. It helps media organizations, brands, and public figures understand their audience, the success of posts, and the health of their Pages over time. In Page Insights, you’ll learn what posts your audience engages with, so you can make informed decisions about your strategy.

Pingdom check if your websites is faster and more reliable with easy-to-use web performance and digital experience.

Cache Plugins to boost the speed and increase your website performance

WP Rocket

WP rocket is one of the fastest WordPress cache tools. For beginners I always recommend this cache, even if you have slow or fast hosting, I still recommend this cache. The disadvantage of this cache is that it is not free, but it is the best cache for all websites

It is the easiest and most beginner-friendly caching plugin, which is a big help if you don’t know the technical terms used for different caching options.
The plugin turns on recommended WordPress caching settings like gzip compression, page cache, and cache pre-loading.
WP Rocket also includes optional features that you can turn on to further improve performance. This includes lazy loading images, CDN support, DNS pre-fetching, minification, and more.

Hosting Cache
Namecheap Cache

Any website you visit consists of thousands of media files, and sometimes it may take a lot of time for a browser application to load all the website’s content. The first time you visit a site, your browser duplicates original values of the website in order to make it load faster next time you visit it. This process is called caching.
To clear cache then a direct link to an image hosted by you is placed on another website, it will consume your website resources, as requests to fetch the image will go to your server.
Blocking such direct links is the solution. The best option is to use cPanel >> Hotlink Protection function.

BlueHost Cache

Bluehost hosting plans include built-in caching that you can enable from your hosting dashboard.

After logging into your hosting account, select your site from ‘My Sites’ page and then click on the performance tab. From here you can turn the cache on / off and change other advanced caching settings.

WP Super cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.
WP Super Cache gets around that. When it is installed, html files are generated and they are served without ever invoking a single line of PHP.
It also includes gzip compression, page cache, cache pre-loading, CDN support, advanced cache preload, and more.

W3 total cache

W3 Total Cache (W3TC) improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance and reducing load times by leveraging features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices. This includes page cache, object cache, gzip compression, limited minification support, CDN support, and more.

If you are having issues on installing plugins, you can follow our guide on how to install WordPress plugins.

WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest cache is a caching plugin for WordPress. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.
The WP Fastest Cache WordPress plugin can dramatically improve the performance of your WordPress site. As all other cache, it also includes gzip compression, page cache, cache pre-loading, CDN support, advanced cache preload, and more.

Autoptimize

Autoptimize is a free WordPress optimization plugin. In addition to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript optimization, Autoptimize also includes optimization features targeted at other aspects of modern WordPress sites.
It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default but can also inline critical CSS and defer the aggregated full CSS, moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML. You can optimize (and even convert to WebP) and lazy-load images, optimize Google Fonts, async non-aggregated JavaScript, remove WordPress core emoji cruft and more. As such it can improve your site’s performance even when already on HTTP/2! There is extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific needs.

Frequently Question asked about WordPress Cache

What cache do you advice beginners to use.

As a beginner, I will recommend WP Rocket, because it is the fastest WordPress cache at the moment, but due to money issue you might not be be able to afford that. So you can go for WP super cache, which has an average spread of 28.34%. It is free and fast but not as WP Rocket.

Am still having speed issue after installing Cache on my website.

I will advice you contact a professional or your hosting customer care, they should help you out with that. You might use our comment session, we will be glad to reply you as soon as possible.

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