Nitropack vs Wp Rocket: How their features compare

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Nitropack and Wp Rocket are plugins built to be a do-it-all in terms of speed optimization, but as page speed definition evolved over the years with the addition of the Core Web Vitals, their definition has been loose.

✨Winner: Wp Rocket

Best Alternative: Perfmatters

What is the best solution for improving your Wordpress website speed and who has the best price?

Nitropack’s main difference from Wp Rocket might be its built-in CDN, but as Wp Rocket continues to launch new Core Web Vitals features, it may be more advantageous depending on your goals.

Features and Price Comparison

Both plugins may lack features to specifically improve Core Web Vitals metrics, including the upcoming INP(Interaction to Next Paint). You shouldn’t fully rely on Wp Rocket or Nitropack features to fix the issues. Many of the features they offer are offered freely by any major hosting, such as cache.

One reason both plugins may not be necessary is that WordPress Core has a dedicated performance team now, which makes sure Wordpress Performance improves for both classic and new block themes in each new release.

As for comparison, the main difference between them is that Nitropack offers a built-in CDN feature, that stores all your assets on a CDN(Content Delivery Network). Nitropack also offers a different interface, with “optimization levels”. There are 5 different optimization levels. From a TOC(total cost of ownership) perspective, this feature reduces development costs while offloading work from optimizing and configuring the website speed.

Wp Rocket is open source, which makes it a product that tends to have better compatibility(anyone can open an issue) with other plugins. An example is that it already solved 73 Elementor-related issues(and counting).

The yearly pricing on both products:

  • Wp Rocket 1 site: $59
  • Nitropack 50.000 pageviews/mo limit(25GB max bandwidth): $199
  • Wp Rocket 1 site $59 + $100 Imagify + CDN: $159 plus CDN price
  • Nitropack 200.000 pageviews/mo limit(100GB max bandwidth): $485
  • Nitropack 1.000.000 pageviews/mo limit(500GB max bandwidth): $1672

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FunctionalityWp RocketNitropack
Improves LCP✔️✔️
Improves CLS1 feature
Delay JS✔️✔️
Built-in CDN❌ (Use Bunny CDN)✔️
Critical CSS✔️✔️
Cloudflare APO integration✔️
Database Optimization✔️❌(Use Advanced Database Cleaner)
Lazyload + Image Optim. + WebP❌(Use Imagify $10/mo)✔️
Remove unused CSS✔️✔️
Fetch Priority + Preload

Core Web Vitals

From Google data, Nitropack ranks slightly above Wp Rocket, which means websites using Nitropack perform better than websites using Wp Rocket. It also ranks slightly better than other Wordpress plugins, such as Perfmatters.

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