Swift Performance & LiteSpeed Cache are my favorite WordPress caching plugins. They work great for any site on my servers but I may prefer one over the other depending on the plugins used, and the site’s traffic.
- SWIFT for small/low-traffic sites with less than 400 pages and 50k monthly visits. Main Swift advantage is the cache prebuild.
- LITESPEED for large/high-traffic sites with over 1k pages and 100k monthly visits. Any sites needing object-cache is also better with LS.
- Any sites in the range of 400-1000 pages and 50-100k monthly traffic can go either way, it really depends. As always some sites will cache better with one plugin than the other.
Would you recommend LScache on non-litespeed servers? I keep getting this notification – “WARNING
Caching functions on this page are currently unavailable!
To use the caching functions you must have a LiteSpeed web server”
Obviously LScache plugin doesn’t work on non-LS servers….BUTTTTTTT they recently released a new service that can circumvent that and enable their powerful LScaching features for people on non-LS servers. It’s called QUIC.cloud, go to the site and check it out!
Hi Johnny, just wanted to say thanks for these really awesome tips and guides, have followed your youtube channel also.
Keep up the great work.
Thanks so much, Brian. Glad to have you.
i found my question’s answer. thank u
First, thank you for all you’ve contributed to the WordPress community.
Your recommendation about when to use Swift VS LSCache is very clear. What I’d like to know is the main reason(s) behind the recommendation. I’ve been reading through your materials and from what I gather the main reason to use Swift on lower traffic/page websites is the “cache prebuild” feature of Swift.
Are there other reasons for the recommendation difference?
If using server crawl on a litespeed server or a plugin like “warm cache”, does that negate the difference?
At initial glance, the main difference is indeed the cache prebuild feature. But if you look closer…you can see that Swift has more features for bloat mitigation (helping poorly-built websites to negate their slowdowns). LScache has more features for advanced optimization (giving enterprise sites more control where and how to cache/optimize).
I think I’m gonna have to make another post. Haha.