Why Choosing the Right Cache Plugin Makes All the Difference?

Keeping your site fast is the key to your online success

  • A 1-second delay in page response can lead to a 7% reduction in conversions.
  • As page loading time goes from 1 to 7 seconds, the bounce rate of a mobile site increases by 113%, and conversions drop.
  • 40% of people will leave a page that takes more than 3 seconds to load.
  • Page speed is an SEO ranking factor: the faster your site loads, the more Google (and your visitors) will love it.

Choose a powerful and reliable cache plugin that keeps pace with the latest in web performance. Prefer a plugin that is easy to use and gives you the best speed boost.
Rely on a friendly team that is ready to help you in case you need it.

The Same Purpose
But Not the Same Plugin

Discover the main differences between WP Rocket and Hummingbird

Performance

Hummingbird is a caching plugin developed by WPMU DEV. It offers good overall speed optimization but doesn’t address some of the PageSpeed recommendations that significantly affect the score, such as Reduce Unused JS and Delay JS Execution.
The Pro plans comes with scheduled performance reports and uptime monitoring.

WP Rocket offers blazing-fast speed results, as well as plenty of optimization features that are especially helpful for more complex websites.
The plugin is designed to improve Core Web vitals and address Google PageSpeed recommendations.
The list of available features is long and most are applied automatically.

Compatibility

Hummingbird is compatible with WooCommerce and WPML. It doesn’t offer any solutions in its settings to resolve issues with other plugins that are not fully compatible with page caching. WP Rocket provides dynamic and mandatory cookies as a solution to this specific issue.

WP Rocket is compatible with 99% of hosts (and the only caching plugin allowed by WordPress.com and Pressable). It’s also compatible with the most popular tools, themes, plugins. Furthermore, the team is constantly working on removing any incompatibilities.

Updates

Both plugins are regularly updated and you can easily access their changelogs for further information.

Although Hummingbird is frequently updated, it is not completely up to date when it comes to the Core Web Vitals. Around 15 updates were released over 2020.

WP Rocket‘s team of web performance experts is constantly adjusting the plugin to address the latest web performance requirements and provide great user experience. On average,  4 major versions (new features, big improvements) are released per year, and as minor versions as needed every month (bug fixes, small enhancements).

Ease of Use

Hummingbird has a very easy setup. It runs tests straight upon activation and recommends some basic optimization options. But it needs to be configured: some basic features (like caching for example) are not enabled automatically. Once you activate them, expect an overwhelmingly long list of options to fine-tune.

WP Rocket probably has the easiest setup you can imagine (you’re done in 3 minutes tops). It applies 80% of web performance best practices automatically, without having to enable any options. Literally, anyone can speed up their website using WP Rocket. No coding skills are needed although advanced users always have room to play around with the features.

Support

Both plugins offer support: something less to worry about!

Hummingbird provides ticket support for Pro users and, additionally, a chat service for upgraded users.

With WP Rocket, a friendly, technical support team of 38 members based worldwide are available for all your questions, no matter which type of license you have. They help you achieve the best performance results possible.

Price

Did you know that improving your site’s speed by 0.1 seconds can increase conversion rates by 8%? Do the math for your business, and you’ll be amazed.

Hummingbird costs $60 yearly for 1 website. It offers a 7-day free trial.

WP Rocket is premium with no free version. Price starts at $49/year for one website. It offers a 14-day Money Back guarantee.



Comparison at a Glance

All you need to know about WP Rocket vs. Hummingbird

Set Up

Setup is simple, fast and intuitive (it takes 3 minutes flat)

80% of web performance best practices are applied right upon activation (without having to enable any options)

Performance

Blazing fast + many possibilities to fine-tune your speed

Designed to improve Core Web Vitals and address Google PageSpeed recommendations

Support & Updates

Friendly technical support for all your questions and potential issues

Regularly updated with new features, enhancements, bug fixes

Compatibility

Compatible with 99% of hosts

Dynamic and mandatory cookies solution when used with plugins that are not fully compatible with caching

Price

From $49/year (support and updates are included)

14-day money back guarantee to test the plugin

Set Up

Setup is simple and fast

Some features are not enabled automatically and need to be configured

Performance

Powerful and fast

Does not address some specific PageSpeed Insights recommendations

Support & Updates

Support Included for Hummingbird Pro users

Frequently updated but not at the same rate as WP Rocket

Compatibility

Compatible with most hosts and servers

Limited usage with plugins that are not compatible with caching (e.g., ecommerce, multilingual plugins)

Price

From $60/year

7-day free trial


Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here’s what people think of  WP Rocket vs. Hummingbird

Excellent

Rated 4.9 out of 5
based on 1178 reviews on Trustpilot

All in One and ready to go – just perfect!

I've tried other cache plugins, but WP Rocket is much easier and better so it's pointless to overcomplicate my website optimization process. All in One and ready to go – just perfect! + their blog gives lots of information to set up and any issue you could think of.

Stefan Terziyski

The best plugin for speed and caching!

Tried many other plugins, but WP Rocket is the best one. The support is very helpful and the price of the service is very good!

Yanev

6 Good Reasons
to Switch

91% * of our customers used a free cache plugin before switching to WP Rocket.
Here are the most common reasons why they decided to change:

*Source: Customer Survey January 2020

  • The easiest setup
  • Improved performance results
  • Unique WP Rocket features
  • Won’t break your website
  • Excellent customer support
  • Constant updates and improvements

Already +1,870,000 Websites in Orbit

Why So Many Website Owners
Have Said Yes To WP Rocket

A perfect plugin for every WordPress website

WP Rocket's results are immediate

Immediate Results

Install it, activate it, relax, and enjoy the speed boost: WP Rocket automatically applies 80% of web performance best practices right upon activation (yes, even if you didn’t enable any option).

No need to touch the code, the default configuration will do the magic.

WP Rocket offers powerful caching features

Powerful Features

Page caching, browser caching, or GZIP compression are only some of the default features that will make your site faster in a blink.

And suppose you don’t settle for the standard settings. In that case, WP Rocket includes advanced features such as fonts preloading, delay of JS execution, lazy loading,…and we’re always adding more.

WP Rocket is compatible with many hostings, themes and plugins

Unique Compatibilities 

Keep using your favorite tools without worrying about compatibility.

WP Rocket is the only caching plugin accepted by the top managed WordPress hosting providers: WP Engine, Kinsta, and Pressable.

Our team continuously works with themes and third-party plugins developers to avoid conflicts between our products.

Get Updates and Support with your WP Rocket's license

Updates and Support

When you’re stuck on a technical problem, your business ends up suffering as well.

But WP Rocket has your back, always. Our developer and product teams work hard to implement enhancements, fix bugs, and ship constant updates.
Friendly support is also included in the price and is available in different time zones.

A Better Performance Starts Here

You can choose between 3 license types 

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100% Money Back Guarantee

Although we don’t think you’ll ever want one, we’ll gladly provide a refund if you request it within 14 days of your purchase.