Nitropack and Wp Rocket are plugins aiming at Wordpress Pagespeed and Core Web Vitals Optimization. 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 CDN solution, but as Wp Rocket continues to launch new Core Web Vitals features, it can be a Nitropack alternative. You can also use Bunny CDN plus Wp Rocket to have full Nitropack features parity.
Features and Price Comparison
The main difference between Nitropack and Wp Rocket is that Nitropack offers a built-in CDN feature, that stores all your assets on a CDN(Content Delivery Network).
Nitropack has an interface with “optimization levels” allowing you to perform 5 different optimization sets within a single button. From a TOC(total cost of ownership) perspective, these features reduce development costs while offloading work from optimizing and configuring the website speed.
Aggressive optimization levels may not be compatible with your website as they may change your layout/functionalities. If you want to go with them you need advanced testing, you can hire us for this.
The yearly pricing on both products are:
- 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
|Tools to improve Core Web Vitals LCP||✔️||✔️|
|Tools to improve Core Web Vitals CLS||Critical CSS and Remove Unused CSS filters||Critical CSS and Remove Unused CSS filters|
|CDN||❌ (Use Bunny CDN)||✔️|
|Cloudflare APO integration||–||–|
|Database Optimization||✔️||(Use Advanced Database Cleaner)|
|Lazyload + Image Optimization + WebP||(Use Imagify $10/mo)||✔️|
|HTML/CSS/JS minification & compression||✔️||✔️|
|Remove unused CSS||✔️||✔️|
Core Web Vitals and Pagespeed
From Google data, Nitropack ranks slightly above Wp Rocket. Nitropack also does have a better Pagespeed(Lighthouse) score than other speed optimization plugins. Nitropack ranks below Wp Rocket on CLS(Cumulative Layout Shift) for mobile, even as Nitropack has a built-in CDN. While choosing an option for improving your Core Web Vitals, have in mind that Nitropack may lack features to improve CLS.
Nitropack stores your entire assets on the CDN, and it can speed up even the worst of websites, with the power of its script manager, it can offer the highest Pagespeed scores possible. But that comes with a prize, Nitropack may lower your CLS and LCP if you misuse it.
Wp Rocket is an open-source developed plugin. You can use Bunny as CDN to use with WpRocket, pricing varies charged per/GB used. Use a CDN to speed up all your assets, similar to Nitropack.
Wp Rocket has robust technical documentation, detailing each of its features with a page including examples, and in some features, it adds issues debugging, with a guide on how to solve the issues. Alongside its strong and immense development community, covering the most edge cases from regular users.
For example, WP Rocket has already solved 73 Elementor-related issues and counting, improving compatibility with other plugins.
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