What is WP Rocket?
WP Rocket does all of this, with about ten minutes of setup and a few bucks. Speaking of a few bucks… if you want to purchase WP Rocket, go to bebizzy.com/rocket and get started today!
How Can WP Rocket Speed Up My Website?
There’s only so much you can do technically to increase your website speed. Load times are based on server response times, bandwidth, hard drive speeds… and then it’s down to the software.
CDNs and optimized code definitely help but eventually you’re down to leaning on more involved
- Basic setup was done in about 10 minutes. Advanced setup, configuration and testing can take additional time, but all options are pretty much toggled on/off.
- Page caching
Really decreases page load time by serving up indexed and cached items.
Because the crawler simulates a visit to preload the cache, the indexing of your website by search engines is instantly improved.
- Sitemap loading
- GZIP Compression
- Browser Caching
Modern browsers can look for the same photo, video, HTML code and other pieces of a website faster locally that it can sending requests to a website. WP Rocket helps optimize that.
- Database optimization
WP Rocket helps clean up databases and make them run more efficiently.
- Google fonts
Decreases the requests for unused fonts by only grabbing what is needed to properly display on the site.
- Remove query strings from Static Resources
Improves load time and testing scores by removing query strings from CSS and JS files.
- Lazyload images and videos
Images and other content doesn’t load until it becomes evident the visitor wants or needs them.
Load JS files at the bottom of the page unless necessary elsewhere. This speeds up the page by not loading code before visible items.
I have mine connected to my Stackpath CDNs, but Cloudflare and other URLS are easily inserted in the settings.
- Works with eCommerce
All pricing for WP Rocket is on an annual basis to keep updates and support access. You could allow the plugin to lapse, but as WordPress, PHP versions, your themes, your other plugins and more advance the plugin may not work as intended and also become a security issue.
- $49 for one site
- $99 for three sites (annual)
- $249 for unlimited websites
Some other features
- Works for multi-lingual sites
- Works in multisite environments
- You can turn on and off features to connected users with a simple toggle button
- All features of the plugin can work on mobile without additional programming or configuration.
Support is email support. Only sent one ticket but got a response in about two hours, which is decent.
Do you use WP Rocket or another caching pluging? Leave me comments @BeBizzy on Twitter!