4 Best WordPress caching plugins compared (2019)

4 Best WordPress caching plugins compared (2019)

4 Best WordPress caching plugins compared (2019)

Website performance Has huge impact on its conversion rate. If website loads quickly, users will stay on it and visit more pages which in turn increases conversion, especially on WooCommerce websites. High quality images and large number of plugins slow down the WordPress website, so its speed optimization is necessary to maintained conversion rate. Here we discuss and compare the best WordPress caching plugins to uplift the speed.

What Does a Caching Plugin Do?

Caching plugins help WordPress work more efficiently. By default, each time a page on your WordPress website is accessed by a visitor, the content is generated dynamically with lots going on in the background, including multiple database queries and code executions.

 A caching plugin will create a static version of your content, removing many of the steps that take place when a page is generated dynamically. The result of this is faster loading times and happier visitors.

 There is lot of speed optimization plugins but some of best WordPress caching plugins are as follows.

1. W3 Total Cache:

  • 1+ million above active installs
  • 4.3 to 5 stars rating
  • 3,976 reviews

Its the most popular plugin in WordPress used for speed optimization. It has all the optimization functionality e.g page, browser, object and database cache, css,js and html magnification, CDN etc. It has 4.3 to 5 stars rating and has 1+ million above active installs. W3 Total Cache has Extension framework for customization or extensibility e.g. New Relic, Cloudflare, WPML and more. It has some more outstanding features in premium version.

According to GTmetrix, W3 Total Cache improved the speed by 48.14% with loading time 1.18 seconds. In Google speed test it gives fast speed scale.  In our Pingdom tests, it improved the speed by 38.14% with loading time 1.08 seconds.

These results make it the fastest plugin in our test of the best WordPress caching tools, and I will give it 5 stars.

2. WP Super Cache:

  • +2 million installs
  • 4.2 to 5 rating stars.
  • 1,211 reviews

It’s also another popular WordPress cache plugin. It has two methods for cache simple and expert. It has its plugin extensions used for cache.

According to GTmetrix, Wp Super Cache improved the speed by 18.18% with loading time 2.83 seconds. In Google speed test it gives average speed scale. In our Pingdom tests it improved the speed by 12.23% with loading time 3.08 seconds on average.

According to my experience its a good plugin but does not give fastest results, So I will give it to 3 stars.

3. WP Fastest Cache:

  • 800, 000+ installs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 2,363 reviews

WP Fastest cache is also very good cache plugin but it locks some basic features in free version e.g js minification. Its very easy to customize and configure.
It supports different languages:

  • 中文 (by suifengtec)
  • Deutsch
  • English
  • Español (by Diplo)
  • Français (by PascalJ)
  • Italiana (by Valerio)
  • 日本語 (by KUCKLU)
  • Nederlands (by Frans Pronk https://ifra.nl)
  • Polski (by roan24.pl)
  • Português
  • Română
  • Русский (by Maxim) Suomi (by Arhi Paivarinta)
  • Svenska (by Linus Wileryd)
  • Türkçe

According to GTmetrix, Wp Super Cache improved the speed by 32.12% with loading time 2.06 seconds. In Google speed test it gives average speed scale. In our Pingdom tests it improved the speed by 29.13% with loading time 2.52 seconds on average.
According to my experience its a good plugin but some features missing in free version, So I will give it to 4 stars.

4. Hummingbird Page Speed Optimization:

  • 40,000 active installs
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars
  • 302 reviews

Hummingbird is a new WordPress cache plugin. It has all speed optimization features with fast support response. Hummingbird will scan your site, find files that are slowing it down and provide tips and fixes for making your site run at top speed. Its easy to configure, as it lists all js and css files with information that it is minified or not, so you can select file to which you want to minify.
Hummingbird has some other free plugins.

  • Smush – Image Compression and Optimization
  • Forminator – Form, Quiz, Poll and Survey Builder
  • Hustle – Pop-ups, Slide-ins and Email Opt-ins
  • SmartCrawl – SEO Optimizer
  • Defender – Security, Monitoring, and Hack Protection

According to GTmetrix, Hummingbird improved the speed by 42.34% with loading time 1.07 seconds. In Google speed test it gives average speed scale. In our Pingdom tests it improved the speed by 39.12% with loading time 2.05 seconds on average.

Although its a new plugin but come up with very good results According to my experience its a good plugin but some features missing in free version, So I will give it to 4.5 stars.

Conclusion:

All of these are plugins that we have personally used in our WordPress projects and found them to be Best WordPress caching plugins in their performance. So let’s try one of these and speed up your website. Provide your comments below. If you need help with speeding up your WordPress website, let us know in the form below.