Breeze Plugin Best Settings

Last Updated on 14th September 2023 by Ajmer Singh

Are you using cloudways managed hosting?

Great because today we are going to share the Cloudways Breeze plugin best settings for a better page experience.

If you migrated from a different hosting provider to cloudways recently then you noticed that some plugins are pre-installed by cloudways.

Like, bot protection and breeze.

So, basically, Breeze is a cache plugin that is very useful to optimize your website page experience.

It increases your loading time, minifies Java, CSS, HTML, and more.

In this article, we are going to share the Breeze plugin best settings, 

You can visit the breeze plugin settings in two ways,

  • Directly through the plugins section: Login to your dashboard – click on plugins – installed plugins – Breeze – Settings
  • In the settings section: Login to dashboard – hover over to settings – click on the breeze
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Now here comes the main part,

Cloudways Breeze Plugin Best Settings

1. Basic Options

breeze basic options

Cache system: Enable

This is the basic cache that cloudways recommend keeping enabled in all cases.

This setting will build the internal and static caches for the WordPress websites.

Purge cache after: Enable

Automatically purge the internal cache after X minutes.

By default, this is set to 1440 minutes (1 day).

You can change it to your needs (if you know what you are doing) but I think the default is recommended for beginners.

Gzip compression: Enable

Gzip compression is used to compress your files, making HTTP requests fewer and faster. You can check this by visiting GTmetrix.

Browser cache: Enable

Browser cache adds expired headers to static files. This will ask browsers to either request a file from the server or fetch it from the browser’s cache.

breeze basic options

Lazy load images: Enable

Lazy load is a very important feature if you are working on your website speed.

It loads images only when people scroll.

You can also enable native browser lazy load if you want but this is not supported by every browser.

Cross-origin safe links: Enable

Apply “no opener no-referrer” to links that have a target”_blank” attribute and the anchor leads to external websites.

Cache for logged-in users: Disable

If enabled you need to clear the cache every time you make changes to your site.

2. File Optimization

breeze html settings

HTML minify: Enable

Minifying HTML removes whitespace and comments to reduce the size.

Breeze CSS options

CSS Minify: Enable

Fonts remain visible during load: Enable

Minify CSS removes whitespace and comments to reduce the file size.

Note: Disable this if your site breaks. This option will mainly break websites.

Include inline CSS: Disable

Minify Inline CSS removes whitespace and creates a separate cache file for inline CSS.

Combine CSS: Disable

Combine CSS merges all your minified files into a single file, reducing HTTP requests.

Exclude CSS:

Use this option to exclude CSS files from Minification and Grouping. Enter the URLs of CSS files on each line.

Breeze JS options

JS Minify: Enable

Minify JavaScript removes whitespace and comments to reduce the file size.

Combine JS: Disable

Combine JS merges all your minified files into a single file, reducing HTTP requests.

Include Inline JS: Disable

Minify Inline JS removes whitespace and create seprate cache file for inline JS.

Exclude JS:

Use this option to exclude JS files from Minification and Grouping. Enter the URLs of JS files on each line.

Breeze JS options

Move JS files to the footer:

Enter the complete URLs of JS files to be moved to the footer during the minification process.

You should add the URL of the original files as URLs of minified files are not supported.

JS files with deferred loading:

You should add the URL of the original files as URLs of minified files are not supported.

Delay JS inline scripts: Enable

Delay all Javascript: Enable or Disable (You can’t enable both)

Improve the page load by delaying JavaScript execution.

Clear the cache and check if your site is okay. If the site breaks then disable the above options.

3. Preload

Breeze preload links

Preload links: Enable

Enabling this will activate preload links feature. When users hover over links, the cache is created in advance.

The page will load faster upon link visiting.

Preload your web fonts:

Specify the local font URL or the URL for the CSS file which loads only fonts. Load WOFF format fonts for the best performance. 

Do not preload the whole website CSS file as it will slow down your website. Do not add Google Fonts links as those already use preload.

Prefetch of DNS request:

The third-party content load will be optimized if you prefetch the domains.

4. Advanced options

Breeze advanced options

Never cache these URLs:

Here you can add the page URLs that you don’t want to include in the WordPress internal cache. Add only one URL per line.

Cache query strings:

Pages that contain the query strings added here, will be cached. Each entry must be added in a new line.

Disable emoji: Enable

Disable the loading of emoji libraries and CSS

5. Heartbeat API

Breeze heartbeat API

Control Heartbeat: Disable

Enabling this can help save some of the server resources when it’s controlled. 

However, I disable this as this can consume a lot of server resources. If you want then you can enable Heartbeat backend.

6. Database

Breeze database options

It’s always recommended to create a backup before optimizing the database.

Select all, then click on optimize or clean now.

But one thing is missing here (Removing tables option), which may be added in the future update.

Some plugins create tables that need to be removed from the database after uninstalling the plugin.

Like, SEO plugins, security plugins etc.

After deleting these plugins the tables they create in the database during installation will remain in the database.

You need to remove them manually.

Removing them not only clears your space but also improves your page speed and performance.

Till then you can use the WP-Optimize plugin (free) for database optimization.

7. CDN

Breeze cdn options

If you using a different CDN other than Cloudflare then you can connect here by adding some common fields like CDN name.

After adding these details, activate the CDN.

And keep relative path enabled: Use this option to enable a relative path for your CDN on your WordPress site.

8. Varnish

Breeze varnish

Auto purge varnish: Enable

Keep this option enabled to automatically purge Varnish cache on actions like publishing new blog posts, pages and comments.

Varnish server:

 Keep this default. (no changes)

Purge varnish cache:

You can use this option to instantly Purge Varnish Cache manually on the entire website.

9. Tools

Breeze tools

Here you can import and export your settings.

So, what I recommend is, after done with settings, export them and save them in your browser for future use.

10. FAQS

Breeze faqs

Here you will find some common questions and answers asked by people. It’s very helpful for beginners who want to setup Breeze plugin.

Wrapping Up

So these are the Cloudways Breeze best settings for your website performance and page speed.

Always check your site after implementing any setting.

However, the above-mentioned settings are used on our site without any issues.

Have any questions, comment below.

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