WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize review
WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize, what is the best cache plugin for Wordpress? These plugins are extremely popular and both offer the added bonus of cleaning up your database. They are both easy to install and clear, and can be used by everyone.
WP-ROCKET (WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize)
We start in this WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize review with WP-Rocket. This is in no particular order, and does not mean it would be better. WP-Rocket has now been installed on 1.2 million websites.
I want to start by saying in this WP-Rocket review that there are a lot of decent cache plug-ins available that basically all do their job well. A number such as W3 Total Cache are very time-consuming in their settings, it takes quite a while. WP-Rocket shows that to offer the fastest plug-in no cumbersome settings are needed at all.
This plug-in is faster than any other and also has settings that a complete layman will understand well. Most cache plugins have both a free and premium version. Wp-Rocket only has a premium version, so it has to be paid for in any case. WP-Rocket has now been installed on 1.2 million websites.
Having a lightning-fast website ensures more visitors who are also more satisfied with your site. Furthermore, it has a very beneficial effect on conversion and SERP, or better results in Google searches. I don't think it necessary to say that this is well worth paying $ 49 for it.
Below I show you 2 speed test where it can clearly be seen that especially the loading time improves enormously by using the WP-Rocket cache plug-in. The improvement concerns no less than 70%. This is no guarantee from me that this will be the case for every site, but at least 40-50% will always be the case.
EASY TO USE
The developers of WP-Rocket have done their best to keep the plug-in as simple as possible and it worked out very well. Everyone is able to configure this plug-in as best they can. Most things work out-of-the-box after installing WP-Rocket. The rest is beautifully divided into chapters and checking the boxes here and there is enough to set everything up optimally.
If there are things that you do not immediately understand, just consult the videos that explain everything in scents and colors. These videos are accessible from the dashboard in the plugin as well as dozens of articles.
As can be seen above: a wonderful feature is to be able to chat with the WP-Rocket helpdesk from the dashboard of the plug-in. There is no need to go to their site.
DOES MORE THAN OTHER PLUG-INS
WP-Rocket offers a maximum of functions, while everything remains very easy to operate.
WP-ROCKET REVIEW CACHE
WP-Rocket already has cache good by default, but here you have additional settings for caching on mobile devices, the expiration time of the cache. Cache files older than the set lifetime are deleted and re-cached. The plug-in even offers User Cache with which you can set cache for logged in visitors.
WP-ROCKET OPTIMIZE FILES
WP-ROCKET LAZY-LOAD & WEBP
Lazy load means that images are loaded blurry and then become sharper. Also, images that are not displayed on the page are loaded later. In this way, images appear almost immediately, which makes visitors happy.
WebP is a type of image file which is 30% smaller than jpeg. Be sure to activate this if you are not using Imagify. Imagify optimizes images for you, I'll get to this later.
If desired, WP-Rocket immediately cleans your website of excess ballast. This ensures an optimized database which makes your site slightly faster. Aside from revisions, trash posts, and drafts as seen below, WP-Rocket also removes the following for you: spam comments, comments you deleted, and temporary files. It also optimizes the tables in your database for you. You can indicate a time at which this will happen with the planner.
WP-ROCKET PLUG-IN REVIEW: CDN
Through WP-Rocket you can choose to use their own CDN for a fee of $ 8 per month. In the chapter "Add-ons" you can use Cloudflare for free. Since WP-Rocket is prepared for this, the installation of both CDNs is very easy.
WP-Rocket also works perfectly with Facebook, Google Analytics (Statistics for visitors), Varnish (Server cache-program), Sucuri (Website Security), and like said before Cloudflare (CDN). In this WP-Rocket plug-in review we have to give full marks for this.
Here you can find another add-on: Imagify. Imagify is perfect for optimizing your images. Even if you already did that yourself, Imagify makes everything even smaller. Among other things, by replacing all images with WEBP images. Imagify can be used for free up to so many images but it doesn't cost too much anyway. This saves you a lot of work and ensures a better SERP ranking as it makes your site a lot faster.
In the chapter "Tools" you will find the possibilities to export and import the complete settings of the plug-in. If you have several websites, you can simply take over the settings and you do not have to set anything at all. It is also possible to undo this after upgrading the plug-in.
WP-ROCKET REVIEW CONCLUSION
For starters, thank you for reading my WP-Rocket review to the end. It will have become clear to you that WP-Rocket is the cream of the crop when it comes to cache plug-ins. It works perfectly with all other known tools for Wordpress. Setting up the plugin is extremely easy and it is also the fastest plugin you can find. WP-Rocket is well worth the $ 49 charged for it.
WP-OPTIMIZE (WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize)
In this WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize review, we now continue with the review of WP-Optimize.
Today we're going to take a look at what the plugin has to offer in this WP-Optimize review. The plug-in's specialization is to optimize the Wordpress database, and it is one of the best cache plug-ins. Basically the opposite of WP-Rocket wat in de eerste plaats een cache plug-in is die ook uw database optimaliseert.
WP-OPTIMIZE CLEAN DATABASE
The redundant content in the website that the plugin removes is exactly the same as with WP-Rocket, namely revisions, transients, unnecessary drafts and unnecessary comments. The fact that trackbacks and pingbacks are removed is unique.
It is of course advisable to always have a fairly recent backup of your database somewhere. This is only necessary if your server is not backing up your entire account.
You can set the degree to which your images are compressed. Better yet is to use a program like Imagify which actually adjusts the images and offers visitors WebP-images.
Apart from the compression, it is definitely recommended to switch Lazy Load on (PRO version). The Premium version offers several extras that make it a top plug-in, although the free version is certainly okay.
Again, WP-Optimize offers the same as WP-Rocket. You can generate separate files for mobile, there is a separate cache for logged in visitors, the cache life can be set. You can find our WP-Rocket review here.
WP-OPTIMIZE FREE VERSION
You can download the free version here. Although the premium version is of course a lot better and gives you the possibility to set all actions of WP-Optimize on time and date and gives full support, the free version should certainly not be underestimated. See in the image above how 900,000 people have downloaded this plugin and it has an amazing rating.
WP-OPTIMIZE PREMIUM PRICING
Especially for people with 2 websites, this top cache and database clean-up plug-in is cheap. The prices are generally reasonable.
WP-OPTIMIZE REVIEW CONCLUSION
First of all, thank you very much for reading my WP-Optimize review to the end. This plugin is certainly worth its money in terms of cache and database cleaning, let's say it has all that one can dream of. Everything is very clear and can be used by inexperienced website builders without any problems. If something is not clear, you can solve this quickly via their great support staff.
WP-Rocket vs WP-Optimize: Review final conclusion
We are going to round up this WP-Optimize vs WP-Rocket comparison. We can say with confidence that these plugins are the number 1 and 2 in the world of cache plugins. WP-Rocket is the very best there is, winning practically in every area of WP-Optimize which is a very close second. Both plug-ins are well worth the money, WP-Optimize is a bit cheaper and also has a free version. Regardless of which plugin you choose, you will be very satisfied with it. Both plugins practically have a 99% satisfaction score from people who bought them.