Over the last few months, I’ve noticed more and more sites I’ve worked with are using WP Rocket. For those who don’t know, WP Rocket is a caching plugin for WordPress. It is a commercial plugin, so you do have to pay for it, but it aims to take remove the complexities that other caching plugins carry (I’m assuming they are about W3 Total Cache).
I myself am a W3 Total Cache user. I’ve seen it reduce the load time of websites significantly, so it’s certainly one of those plugins I recommend and use. It does have a bit of a learning curve when compared to plugins like WP Fastest Cache or even WP Super Cache, but it provides a more in-depth configuration to tweak the program into optimizing your site for best performance.
That being said, I’ve seen WP Rocket do some amazing things with websites. I’ve seen it optimize sites to the point where GTMetrix almost wants to jump up and give the plugin a hug. I’ve seen it provide better optimization than W3 Total Cache.
Shoutmeloud.com has a great article that compares WP Rocket to both WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache. It’s really interesting to go through the article and see the results, but what I’m wondering is how it compares with others. After all, some caching plugins tend to work better with one site than with another, likely due to the collection of plugins, theme files, and server environment. Still, the question remains:
Which WordPress Caching plugin has performed best for you?