Surge generates and serves static HTML files for your WordPress site, causing quicker requests, faster load times and a shorter time to first byte (TTFB).
Surge does not require configuration, and has no options. It works out of the box on any well-configured hosting platform. Cached files are stored on disk, and automatically invalidated when your site is updated.
In various load tests, Surge has shown to easily handle 1000-2500 requests per second at 100 concurrent, on a small single-core server with only 1 GB of RAM. That’s over 70 times faster than a stock WordPress install.
We installed Surge on Cyberfeeder and it increased our page speed score for Desktop from 80 to 90. Even page load time improvements are clearly visible.
Surge is available for free on WordPress.org. If you are already using a page caching plugin, you will need to deactivate it if you want to try Surge.