Serving The Planet
-->

Rhyker’s Quick Benchmark Test Results of FREE WordPress Caching Plugins

Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes

Don’t have a lot of time right now to run full blown optimized benchmarks tests. However, as I’m writing this blogpost — not from within my WordPress Backend, but through something else (which I’m pulling together for ‘TTCGS’) — I decided to blog about something useful, which is: the importance of having a caching plugin.

Rhyker2U Quick Benchmark Baseline

Before I give you the benchmark results let’s establish a baseline what I’m testing on.

Relevant WordPress Specifications

  • Site: rhyker2u.com (you’re on it right now)
  • WordPress version: v4.8.3
  • Theme: WooThemes Canvas
  • Number of plugins installed during benchmarking: 107-110

*) yes that might seem like a lot, but Rhyker2U — next to my personal blog — is a testing / development CMS for other projects. Usually I run an average of ~ 150 plugins per site. Especially when you add ecommerce and/or membership plugins (which I haven’t … yet).

Testing Toolsuite

There are a couple of tools to run benchmarks. However in these quick tests I only use my personal favorite: Pingdom’s Free Toolsuite (no account creation necessary).

Benchmark Test Results

And here are my quick test results …

Only WP Jetpack (+ Photo CDN)

Plugin link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/

Horrible results, and regretfully? This is typical for most websites. The only reason it still is faster than 11% of other tested websites, is due to running a heavily optimized server. Visit My Projects Roadmap to see what I mean.

WP Fastest Cache (Free) + JetPack Photo CDN

Additional Plugin Link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-fastest-cache/

Better already. Time to do some further and proper tweaking.

+ CloudFlare

… much better already! Strangely enough the page size increased.

+ Content Tweaks

Better loading times, but worses Performance grade. Let’s switch from caching solution.

W3TC + CloudFlare + Photon CDN Benchmarks

Ah, now we are getting somewhere! This type of configuration and finetuning ain’t for the faint hearted though (i.e. Redis Object caching, HTTP/2, nginx.conf parameters). Hence why I offer this service at ComputerNerdinside.com … which is by no means to use this blogpost from a commercial view point.

But … this is ‘all so yesterday’ already as I don’t like the Canvas WP theme either. Thus moving onto a new theme to experiment with Update 08-NOV-2017: Unlocked some features in my Canvas (provided by WooThemes) WP theme I wasn’t aware about existed. Thus keeping it around for a bit longer. To continue …

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

About Earnie Rhyker

tech pioneer | intellectual BadAss | ethical lifehacker | WordPress Developer & Polyglot | information activist | blogger | added value services provider | multimedia enthusiast | senior linux server administrator | geek | bitcoin investor | laptop entrepreneur | open source contributor | hackintosh fanatic | charity donator | accredited top MLM networker & internet marketer 2014-2016 @ BFH

View All Posts

Communities I have been 'hanging out' regularly over the past two decades. 

Note: links go to my profile on those respective sites. Connect with me if you like.

 

If you enjoyed this blog, like / retweet, share and comment below please

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Binance coin
  • Litecoin
Scan to Donate Bitcoin to 162Pvg1s651cG2MEgEUEUQqiHEZhZqHS7T

Donate Bitcoin to this address

It is just as easy as scanning the QR code or copying the address below into your wallet to send some Bitcoin in seconds. We thank you in advance for your patronage!

Scan to Donate Ethereum to 0x1467b96A58557ae05E205729d7306A2d1f9624e2

Donate Ethereum to this address

It is just as easy as scanning the QR code or copying the address below into your wallet to send some Ethereum in seconds. We thank you in advance for your patronage!

Scan to Donate Binance coin to bnb136ns6lfw4zs5hg4n85vdthaad7hq5m4gtkgf23

Donate Binance coin to this address

It is just as easy as scanning the QR code or copying the address below into your wallet to send some Binance coin in seconds. We thank you in advance for your patronage!

Tag/Note:- 454792017
Scan to Donate Litecoin to LePBpT2xdaHry1LKAYSzV4LGVJcoYUtUKe

Donate Litecoin to this address

It is just as easy as scanning the QR code or copying the address below into your wallet to send some Litecoin in seconds. We thank you in advance for your patronage!

Earn With Earnie
error: Content is DCMA protected !!