Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)

Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)

Today topic of discussion is “Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)”.

The bloggers always try their best to improve website speed. The story of website speed is started from a good website theme and also  include some important things  just like;

  • less use of plugins
  • uses optimized codes
  • using the optimized themes
  • using the paid themes. Sometimes some free website themes are also speedy themes.
  •  optimized images
  •  fast server hosting
  •  content delivery network

Now the question arises to every blogger is that if they are using the content delivery network,  then they still needed the cache plugins or not. Today we will prove this with the help of some examples.  let’s see a case study of website speed.

Case study of using a content delivery network with cache plugin

we hosted our site “T4Tutorials” with Hostgator and mirror it with stack path content delivery network.  after this, we have checked our website speed with Google page speed Insight.   we perform this activity without installing any cache plugin.  We collect the results.

After this, we install the cache plugin known as “Autoptimize”. Now after using the content delivery network with cache plugin like “Autoptimize”,   we observe the page speed of our web page.  The results were interesting. let’s see the results;

Speed test before using Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) – For Desktop Users

Let’s see Speed test before using the Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) for Desktop users.

Plugin under test: Autoptimize.

CDN Under test: StackPath with CDN enabler plugin.

Should we use Autoptimize plugin on WordPress if we have Cloudflare
Should we use Autoptimize plugin on WordPress if we have Cloudflare

Speed test after using Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) – For Desktop Users

Let’s see Speed test after using the Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) for Desktop users.

Plugin under test: Autoptimize.

CDN Under test: StackPath with CDN enabler plugin.

Why we need to Cache Plugin if we have CDN enabler
Why we need to Cache Plugin if we have CDN enabler

Speed test before using Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) – For Mobile Users

Let’s see Speed test before using the Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) for Desktop users.

Plugin under test: Autoptimize.

CDN Under test: StackPath with CDN enabler plugin.

Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)
Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)

Speed test after using Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) – For Mobile Users

Let’s see Speed test after using the Cache Plugin and with CDN (Content Delivery Network) for Desktop users.

Plugin under test: Autoptimize.

CDN Under test: StackPath with CDN enabler plugin.

WP Fastest Cache with CDN

Conclusion

Speed Score Speed Difference
With CDN With Cache Plugin Version Difference
85 / 100 95 / 100 Desktop 10%
50 / 100 65 / 100 Mobile 15%

Yes, you required a cache plugin even if you are using the CDN.

List of important Cache Plugins

  1. Autoptimize
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. Cachify
  4. WP Rocket 
  5. WP Fastest Cache
  6. Hyper Cache
  7. WP Super Cache
  8. Comet Cache
  9. Simple Cache

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Use of Cache plugin with CDN Enabler in WP (WordPress)

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