From time to time we run across plugins that don’t play well on our systems, or duplicate functionality we’re already providing as part of our managed services. As such, we’ve added functionality to prevent these plugins from being activated.
At this time, MWP doesn’t specifically disallow plugin activation for backup related plugins. We do encourage the use of our automated backup system through Jetpack.
The Pressable provided off-site backup process is not subject to limitations that apply to a backup plugin executing within the confines of your site. These limitations include, but are not limited to:
- Request execution timeouts
- PHP memory limits
- Reliance on WP cron to schedule and perform a backup
- Use of site resources for backup processes
If our team detects that a backup plugin on your site is causing performance and/or resource contention issues, the backup plugin will be disabled and removed.
CSS/JS Minification Plugins
These plugins can cause sites to slow down or not function properly:
These are just a few of the minify plugins that are allowed on MWP. They accomplish their goal (helping increase page load times) while complying with the disallowed plugin standard.
These plugins interfere with our own caching systems and can often break the caching we’ve implemented causing your sites to slow down or not function properly:
Pressable has a built in caching system so that you don’t even have to think about caching plugins. This ensures that your site is delivered fast no matter where it’s called. You can also turn our caching off when you’re developing your site so nothing is cached that isn’t quite ready yet.
You can also try WP Rocket. While it was unavailable on MWP for some time, Pressable worked hand-in-hand with the plugin developers to get it to work on our system.
Broken Link Checker
Overwhelms our servers with a very high amount of HTTP requests. It’s also banned by a number of other hosting companies for the same reason.
There are plenty of other broken link checkers out there that serve this same purpose without the use of a plugin. These websites will go through your site looking for broken links, much the same way a plugin would. These include:
This article is subject to change from time to time and if you ever have questions about these plugins, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.