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Is Jetpack Bloated? More Data that Debunks the Myth

This article was originally published on the BruteProtect blog. BruteProtect was a plugin designed to stop malicious IPs from accessing WordPress websites. The technology behind BruteProtect is now part of Jetpack’s security features, protecting millions of website from brute force attacks every day.


Thanks for all the feedback and shares on Part 1, see that post for more info on which modules in Jetpack are activated by default and which “Other” plugins we used to test against.

There have been a number of requests for us to show what WordPress core (with no plugins) and Jetpack activated but all modules deactivated looks like, so here we go.

Note that all of the numbers have changed a bit because we re-ran all tests from scratch with an updated version of WebPageTest.

 Other PluginsJetpack (with default modules)Jetpack (with no modules)WordPress Core, no plugins
First load, TTFB1103ms569ms470ms408ms
First load, Fully loaded2742ms1970ms1756ms1620ms
Jetpack vs. WordPress Core without Plugins
Jetpack timing tests
Jetpack Benchmark Assets
Jetmark Benchmark Visual Load
Jetpack Benchmark Bytes

About our testing methodology:
Tests were run from a private instance of WebPageTest, run from an EC2 instance within 1ms of our test subject server. Each test was run 27 times, and we used the median score for each factor. The test server had no other traffic on it while these tests were being performed.


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