3 Best WordPress Caching Plugins For 2019 (Only The Top)
Your website loading speed is obviously a ranking factor nowadays. If you want to have a chance to get ranked, you must increase the loading speed of your WordPress website. To achieve that, you’ll need a caching plugin.
Let’s talk statistics, more than half of your visitors expect your website to load in less than 3 seconds. Make it take more than that to load and you’ll lose most of your audience…
In this article, I’ll share with you the 3 the best WordPress Caching plugins you can use to improve your website’s speed and hopefully, rankings to get more organic traffic.
1. WP Rocket
WP Rocket is one of the most used premium caching plugin for WordPress. It’s so easy to setup compared to the other plugins and doesn’t require prior experience in web developpment. When you active the plugin, caching will be activated immediately.
Benefits of using WP Rocket?
- Increase search engine rankings to drive more traffic.
- Keep your visitors browsing and engaged with your website.
Price: Starts at $39 for a single site license. Our users get it for FREE with the SuperHero Care Plan!
2. WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is a popular caching plugin that is widely used by the community. It has over a million active installs and the plugin is developped and maintiened by Automattic, the team behind WordPress.com.
WP Super Cache will generate static files in the html format from your dynamic WordPress. After processing those PHP Scripts, it will serve HTML files to most of your website visitors as they will be lighter and faster to load.
3. W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugin for WordPress. I remember when I used to install it as the first plugin whenever I launched a website based on WordPress. It can improve your website performance as it covers almost every aspect of your website. You can also use it with a CDN like CloudFlare.
It doesn’t matter if your website is hosted on your dedicated server or on a shared web-hosting. W3 Total Cache can help you improve your website’s loading time and server performance. It has been recommended by many companies like AT&T, Mashable.com, and many others.
It does support SSL and Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).
Using minification, developpers claim that you can save up to 80% of your bandwidth.
I could have added more plugins to compare, but I only wanted to highlight the very best of them.
Which Best WordPress Caching Plugin Should You Choose?
It depends on your needs and your website.
If you’re looking for the best free caching plugins, I suggest you either use WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache. Both are updated regularly and maintained by their respective developpers for support.
If a small fee of $39 is not an issue, you can go with WP Rocket which is easy to use and has great support.
I hope by the end of this article, you’re going to install one of these plugins and improve your website’s loading speed.