Swift Performance plugin review
WordPress is a great content management system, but it is not perfect. There are tricks and techniques that can be used to create a better website.
WordPress Cache Plugins One of the most common upgrade tools Website speed and performance are considered. These cache plugins dramatically improve loading speed and user experience. By producing static versions of pages, these plugins prevent them from being dynamically created each time they visit, thus reducing loading time.
Popular WordPress cache plugins like WP Rocket and W3 Total Cache Pro are available for this content management system, but one of the latest cache extensions that has been praised by many Bring experts to the Swift Performance plugin.
This plugin is available in two versions, Lite and Pro. Swift Performance Lite is a free version of the plugin that is available in the WordPress repository. Swift Performance Pro is also the premium version of this plugin that can be purchased in Radzad Market.
Some of the most important features of the Swift Performance Pro plugin are:
Build Smart Cache
Swift Performance has the ability to intelligently create caches and allows users to cache Ajax requests and dynamic pages. This plugin also allows users to prevent their desired pages from being cached.
The Swift Performance plugin is fully compatible with WooCommerce, bbPress, Cloudflare and Varnish.
One of the most influential factors on site speed are large size images on pages. Swift Performance has the ability to compress images without any restrictions. In this plugin you can define the ideal quality of your images and then all images with this amount of quality will be optimized automatically.
One of the main reasons sites are slowing down is cluttered databases. Swift Performance plugin helps you delete unused data such as spam comments from the database.
Set up plugins
Loading plugin resources on unused pages slows down loading. Swift Performance allows you to prevent unnecessary plugins from loading on the pages you want.
Swift Performance Pro plugin test
In the following, we will test the Swift Performance plugin. We have performed several tests in different situations to get a better picture of how it works.
- test environment
- Our test site has the following features:
- HTTP / 2
- Free Security Certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt
Other features include:
- One gigabyte of RAM
- 15 GB hard disk
- Server Location: London
- WordPress version: 5.6
To make the site heavier and closer to the real situation, we have added posts and tabs to it using the FakerPress plugin.
The test was performed by the Pingdom tool and the server of choice in this tool was London. We will now test the Swift Performance plugin in the following four scenarios:
- Scenario 1: Varnish on and Swift Performance on
- Scenario 2: Varnish and Swift Performance enabled
- Scenario 3: Varnish and Swift Performance are inactive
- Scenario 4: Varnish inactive and Swift Performance active
These scenarios are designed because Varnish affects site speed. Testing the Swift Performance Pro plug-in, along with activating Varnish, does not give us an accurate picture of the effectiveness of Swift Performance.
Scenario 1: Varnish on and Swift Performance on
The test result is as follows:
Scenario 2: Varnish and Swift Performance enabled
The result of the second test is as follows:
It is clear that after activating Swift Performance, the loading speed of the website has improved.
Scenario 3: Varnish and Swift Performance are inactive
The result of the third test is as follows:
Scenario 4: Varnish is off and Swift Performance is active
The result of the fourth test is as follows:
According to tests, the Swift Performance Pro plugin has a positive effect on site speed. Although this plugin has serious competitors, none of them are less.