Support » Plugin: SG Optimizer » OK, not great

  • SG Optimizer is alright, but there are much better ones out there. It speeds up your website maybe a tiny bit but I feel it’s written to reduce CPU usage rather than for actual load speed. For better performance, go with Swift or WP Rocket.

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  • Plugin Author Hristo Pandjarov


    SG Optimizer outperforms Switf, WP Rocket and any other plugin simply because the technology we use is superior than eanything then can do. In addition to that, not that the plugin is designed to work WITH plugins like WP Rocket, Switf, Autoptimized and let them handle things like JS and CSS optimization and minification while we handle the caching itself.

    Hi Hristo,

    I’ve optimized on a couple dozen SG sites and SG servers and could not find a single instance where SG Optimizer outperformed Swift. If you have an actual instance of one where I can log in and confirm for myself that you’ve managed this…do let me know. Thanks again for your work.

    Most of my friends and tech acquaintances have enjoyed their time with SiteGround.

    Plugin Author Hristo Pandjarov


    The performance difference you notice is mostly because of CSS & JS minification. Use SG Optimizer with Autoptimize or any other JS & CSS minification plugin and compare. The fact that we serve cached content from server’s memory and all plugins must use our disk space really makes it much faster.



    Hristo, I never use CSS/JS merge or minification with Swift. 😉

    I extremely dislike CSS/JS for its’ common issues that I’m sure you know all too well, and if I ever minify…I let CloudFlare handle it at the DNS level.

    I’ve done my best to give SG Optimizer every even advantage and it fails to keep up. Not only against Swift but also against Breeze, Simple Cache, and probably some others. At best, the warmed cache is not so far behind but the initial cold start is really slow.

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