Among the methods that help improve the website’s load speed, save bandwidth and reduce the load for hosting, perhaps creating cache (or caching) is the simplest and most effective method. With WordPress, we have many different ways to create caches, such as: using a dedicated plugin, editing the htaccess file, even leveraging the functionality of CDN services (such as CloudFlare).
The advantage of using plugins is that in addition to creating caches, they also support many other valuable features to optimize your resources better. This article will introduce the Top 5 best caching plugin for WordPress to you up to now. Hopefully, you will be able to choose a plugin that suits your needs.
Top 5 Best Caching Plugin For WordPress
W3 Total Cache is a professional cache plugin with lots of useful options. Its general settings page includes the page cache, database cache, object cache, and browser cache.
W3 Total Cache has built-in CDN, CloudFlare and options for servers with dedicated Varnish cache. In addition, it also allows you to minify data (HTML, CSS, JS) to improve the loading speed of your website. Overall, this is a reasonable choice if you are running your website on a VPS or private server. W3 Total Cache is not suitable for shared hosts because it is… quite heavy.
If you are using a host with a LiteSpeed web server (with integrated LSCache feature), LiteSpeed Cache is a great choice to optimize the load speed for your website. Besides possessing the ability to create caching for the server, LiteSpeed Cache also has built-in features to create browser cache, object cache, opcode cache, optimize CSS, JS, HTML… and also support CDN, CloudFlare.
WP Rocket is a great plugin to cache visitors’ browsers (with cache images, JS, CSS, Web Fonts…) and web server cache to restrict PHP queries to the lowest level. WP Rocket possesses the ability to optimize CSS, JS and HTML extremely well, especially automatically generating critical CSS (only on new versions). This plugin also has built-in CDN functionality and is compatible with CloudFlare. WP Rocket can be considered as the number 1 choice today if your web server is not LiteSpeed.
WP Fastest Cache generates static HTML files from PHP and MySQL. It can minify HTML, JS, and CSS automatically, combine (combine) CSS, JS files, allow GZIP compression, and cache the browser. This plugin is compatible with both CloudFlare and other popular paid CDN services.
WP Super Cache is a simple cache plugin created by WordPress developers themselves. It has good support for services like MaxCDN, KeyCDN, but not compatible with CloudFlare.
This plugin does not provide browser caching. In the past, it supported data caching in three different ways, with reduced speed: mod_rewrite, PHP caching, and legacy caching. However, at present, WP Super Cache only supports PHP caching.
Which plugin are you using to caching your website? In your opinion, which is the best caching plugin for WordPress? Feel free to share it with us using the comment box below.