Best Plugins to Speed Up WordPress

Installing a cache plugin is the easiest way to speed up your WordPress. Sometimes you may find your WordPress blog isn’t loading fast or when experiencing heavy loads your website bog down. Check out this list of the best worpdress cache plugins to speed up your site.

Cloudflare:- CloudFlare takes advantage of CDN hosting and technology to speed up website load. It is a robust and free CDN service. Anyone can register to use this their free service to get a noticeable speed increase. Once your WordPress website is a part of the CloudFlare community, its web traffic is routed through their intelligent global network. CloudFlare automatically optimize the delivery of your web pages so your visitors get the fastest page load times and best performance.

Another benefit to use CloudFlare Free CDN is that they can block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources. So other than a faster WordPress site, you will also see a decrease in spam and other attacks.

Best Plugins to Speed Up WordPress

W3 Total Cache :- W3 Total Cache is the most popularly known caching plugin for WordPress. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. Installing W3 Total Cache is just like installing any other plugin for WordPress (super simple via the Dashboard). The default options will make W3TC handle page caching. If you are uncomfortable with the advanced settings, just leave the default caching options untouched. But for skilled users, you can modify its settings and configuration to do much much more, like combining and minifying (compressing & making smaller) JavaScript and CSS-files, and also cache Database queries and integration with Content Delivery Network.

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. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After an html file is generated your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

DB Cache Reloaded Fix : –  DB Cache Reloaded Fix caches the MySQL queries performed on your database to optimize the site’s speed. While database query caching should suffice for most websites, and the plugin performs fairly well, it’s one of the newer WordPress caching plugins out there, so it hasn’t been field-tested by WordPress users as much as the other older plugins.

Hyper Cache Extended : – Hyper Cache Extended is a new cache system for WordPress, specifically written for people which have their blogs on low resources hosting provider (cpu and mysql). It works even with hosting based on Microsoft IIS (just tuningthe configuration). It has three invalidation method: all the cache, single post based and nothing but with control on home and archive pages invalidation.

This plugin offers numerous features, such as 404-error-page caching, support for mobile devices, and various compression options.

Better WordPress Minify :- Allows you to minify your CSS and JS files for faster page loading for visitors. This plugin uses the PHP library Minify and relies on WordPress’s enqueueing system rather than the output buffer (will not break your website in most cases). This plugin is very customizable and easy to use.

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