Hosting Compatibility

WP Rocket is compatible with 99% of hosts.  Due to the specifics of some hosting platforms, there may be some particular considerations. If you come across a hosting company that wants you to remove WP Rocket, please let us know so that we can contact them directly to become compatible.

Note: If your hosting company is not listed here, it doesn’t mean their hosting is not compatible with WP Rocket. Quite the opposite, in most cases it will mean WP Rocket works just fine on their hosting environments, so there isn’t anything to be pointed out about them in this document. 👍

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Bluehost Managed WordPress

  • Their Varnish configuration breaks WP Rocket's minification, so you must either turn off their Varnish, or turn off our minification

Cloudways

  • In order to avoid issues when using WP Rocket's minification with Cloudways' Varnish, you have to create an exclusion rule in the Varnish settings, in Cloudways' application settings:
  • The value to add is: (.*)/?f=(.*)

Flywheel

  • To activate WP Rocket, you must contact Flywheel support and ask them to add the following to your wp-config.php: define( 'WP_CACHE', true );
  • If you want to use Flywheel's CDN AND WP Rocket's minification, you should disable the automatic activation of the Flywheel CDN, and activate the WP Rocket CDN option, entering your Flywheel CDN url in the settings. 
  • You won't see the Varnish tab in the WP Rocket settings because we automatically detect if you use Flywheel and auto-purge their Varnish caching when your WP Rocket cache is purged. 

Hostgator Managed WordPress Hosting

  • WP Rocket is now allowed on their system :)

Siteground

Synthesis

  • W3 Total Cache is pre-installed, but you can delete it and install WP Rocket instead, with no problems. 

WP Engine

  • WP Rocket is the only caching plugin that is allowed on their system :) We worked closely with their team to meet their requirements. 
  • The page caching feature of WP Rocket is automatically disabled to prevent conflict with WP Engine's caching. All other features such as LazyLoad, minification etc are available.
  • You won't see the Varnish tab in the WP Rocket settings because we automatically detect if you use WP Engine and auto-purge their Varnish caching when your WP Rocket cache is purged. 
  • WP Rocket will automatically be allowed on your staging site even if you have a Personal license - staging won't count as an additional site. 
  • If you are using the CDN provided by WP Engine, we will auto-detect that and enable it in the WP Rocket CDN settings.