Ultimate Optimizer (paid) VS Autoptimize (free)

This record is a comparison of Ultimate Optimizer (paid) vs. Autoptimize (free).

Assumption: This is the result of the measurement with exactly the same conditions, with only the plug-ins replaced.

Autoptimize(Free) speed score

\”Autoptimize (free)\” has been activated.


Google PageSpeed Insights Speed Score for \”Autoptimize(Free)\”

Google PageSpeed Insights Speed Score for \”Autoptimize(Free) \” mobile.

87 points


Google PageSpeed Insights Speed Score for \”Autoptimize(Free) \” PC.

97 points



Gtmetrix Speed Score for \”Autoptimize(Free) \” .

PageSpeed Score. A(97%)
YSlow Score B(85%)
Fully Loaded Time 3.5s
Total Page Size 575KB


Ultimate Optimizer (paid) speed score

Next, Disable \”Autoptimize\”enable \”Ultimate Optimizer (paid)\”.


\”Ultimate Optimizer (paid)\” setting.

Check everything, as told by Ultimate Optimizer (paid) support.





The result is …

Google PageSpeed Insights Speed Score for \”Ultimate Optimizer (paid)\”

87 points⇒62 points speed Down



Google PageSpeed Insights Speed Score for \”Ultimate Optimizer (paid) \” PC.

97 points⇒89 points speed down


Why is free better than paid?

This is one of the valid reasons.

In this case, it\’s a good idea to check for other cache plugins (probably Autoptimize) for better results.
These two CSS styles are using too much server resources.



Answer from \”Ultimate Optimizer\”.
\”1, Those are 2 very different things.This decides every how long to purge the cached html files that are generated.This is not what you are referring to.
2,This file HAS unused css.It\’s not referring to the actual file.If you are not a developer, you can\’t really do anything about this.\”

Summary of Ultimate Optimizer (paid) VS Autoptimize (free)

The only benefit of Ultimate Optimizer (paid) was that it reduced the number of plugins needed to increase speed scores.
However, simply adding the free Autoptimize will make it even easier.

Further …

There is also the problem of Ultimate Optimizer (paid).
The main problem of that plugin is the server load,
compared to a free plugin add to much load to your server.

Conclusion …

In my experience, it makes little sense to pay for Ultimate Optimizer (paid).


Bonus:Gtmetrix Speed Score for \”Ultimate Optimizer (paid) \” .

PageSpeed Score. A(97%) ⇒A(96%)
YSlow Score B(85%)⇒B(83%)
Fully Loaded Time 3.5s⇒3.3s
Total Page Size 575KB⇒679KB


PS: Record of interactions with the \”Ultimate Optimizer (paid) author\”

Later, I sent it to the author of the Ultimate Optimizer plugin.

Here is the answer I got. Attach.

I don\’t think there is a problem.
There are many plugins on the market.
In this case, we even recommend using our plugin combined with autoptimize.

Our plugin does many things as you can see in the settings dashboard. We clean up a lot of junk created on the WordPress front-end.

I personally use this plugin on several of my personal sites and have great results. We have even shown some very nice results on the sales page.

Again, there are many many cache plugins on the market.
If one of them outperforms another, that doesn\’t mean that it has a problem.

Last but not least – 
Using a plugin alone for speed purposes without doing anything else does not serve its purpose.
There are a huge amount of factors to take into account.
One large factor is images, which according to what you sent in the past, I see your images are not optimized. A cache plugin will not fix that for you.
If you had optimized images, you would get better numbers.

I have replied.

I refer to this page in the image.
Your claim is incorrect because there are no image warnings.