Top 5 Nitropack Alternatives

Updated on May 21, 2023, by

Nitropack has good results in the Core Web Vitals rank, but it may not suit everyone as its monthly pricing can be prohibitive, and quickly add up to the budget.

Below is an up-to-date list of top Nitropack alternatives with features for Pagespeed and Core Web Vitals optimization, paid and free.

Wp Rocket

Leader in the cache performance, it has many new features released to help improve Core Web Vitals, including removing unused CSS and delaying all Javascript but not essential ones by default:

  • Delay Javascript until user interaction
  • Critical CSS
  • Cloudflare integration
  • Database Optimization
  • HTML/CSS/JS minification & compression
  • DNS prefetching, preloading
  • Remove unused CSS
  • Lazyload
  • For CDN, consider Bunny
  • For Image Optimization + WebP, consider Imagify $10/month

The yearly pricing on Wp Rocket plans are:

FlyingPress and FlyingCDN

FlyingPress is a speed optimization plugin from the WordPress dev Gjio, which has also developed the popular plugin Flyins Scripts.

FlyingPress has many Core Web Vitals (Google SEO algorithm) features, including:

  • Caching
  • Defer Scripts
  • Optimize Google Fonts loading
  • Prioritize Resources – Prioritize resources like the above-fold images, and fonts to load in high priority.

FlyingPress offers the FlyingCDN addon that adds their CDN, which offers custom domain & SSL.

Pricing: FlyingPress $60/year + FlyingCDN $36 (3$/mo) 100GB/limit, 1-year plan: $96/year

Cloudflare APO and Cloudflare Pro

Cloudflare Automatic Optimization is a new tool to improve WordPress TTFB. Cloudflare made a study and concluded that APO optimized their WordPress client’s websites TTFB for a 72% improvement.

Not only that, but their clients FCP(First Content Paint) and Speed Index had an improvement of 22% and 13% respectively. Cloudflare APO setup requires changing your domain DNS records.

Cloudflare currently offers Automatic Platform Optimizations (APO) for $5/month, and it caches the HTML of your WordPress website. This is possible due to Cloudflare Workers that cache dynamic content.

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Cloudflare APO is compatible(you need to manually purge Cloudflare APO cache) with WP Rocket and many other plugins, check the compatibility here.

Cloudflare Pro is another service that at $20/month offers many useful features, including:

  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Lossless Image Optimization
  • 20 Page Rules (+17 than of the free plan) – These are meant to improve WordPress usage overall

Cloudflare Pro and Cloudflare APO can be used alongside many other WordPress cache plugins.

Wp Optimize

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Wp Optimize is a plugin alternative to free cache plugins, and also a strong competitor for paid WordPress performance and cache plugins.

On the free version, Wp Optimize offers unique features that directly improve the Pagespeed such as loading css asynchronously and better Google fonts/Font Awesome loading, alongside so popular as CSS/JS minification, combination, and others.

It also offers Mobile-specific cache, Database Optimization, and Image Optimization which are features most seen on paid cache/performance plugins, on the free version.

Wp Optimize Premium features

The main features of Wp Optimize premium are lazy loading and image compressing. Another feature labeled as premium of Wp Optimize is “Preload key requests”, which allows the preload of any asset. The remaining features of Wp optimize premium are as follows:

  • Multisite support
  • Preload key requests
  • Optimize individual tables
  • Optimization Scheduling
  • Enhanced logging and reporting
  • Multilingual and multi-currency compatible caching
  • Geolocation and tax country for WooCommerce stores
  • Cloudflare support


Autoptimize is the closest to a free version of Wp Rocket, apart from Wp Optimize. Offers a range of optimization features, both basic and advanced:

  • HTML/CSS/JS minification & compression
  • Cache
  • Lazyload
  • Preload and preconnect

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