Accelerated plugins

While WordPress plugins give users enormous flexibility in building their sites, they can also slow your site down. Plugins can contain hundreds of files, and accessing all these files tax server resources. 

Accelerated plugins available through Elementor Hosting, speed up file access by storing plugin files in the server’s RAM as opposed to reading them from a disk. This means your site loads faster when you edit it, and responds more quickly when website visitors access it.  

Find and install accelerated plugins

For a full list of accelerated plugins, see List of accelerated plugins.

To use accelerated plugins:

  1. Search the WordPress repository for a plugin. For more details, see Find and Install WordPress plugins.  

Note the  icon. This indicated the plugin is part of Elementor Hosting accelerated plugin program. 

  1. Install the plugin.  For more details, see Find and Install WordPress plugins

Accelerated plugins are listed under the plugins tab of your WordPress dashboard. They are marked with a special icon for accelerated plugins.

Enable acceleration on an existing plugin

If you are already using a plugin that can be accelerated, acceleration will automatically be added the next time you update the plugin. You can also manually enable the acceleration feature.

To enable acceleration:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, locate the plugin.
  2. Click Accelerate Plugin.

Disable plugin acceleration

If you need to disable plugin acceleration:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, locate the plugin. 
  2. Click the accelerated plugin icon .
  3. Confirm that you want to disable the acceleration.

Note: Your plugin will remain installed, just the acceleration will be disabled.


When using the accelerated plugin feature and logging into my SFTP – my plugin files are inaccessible – why is that?

Accelerated plugins use symlinks. This means the plugins are not on your site, but are shared among many sites. This makes them much faster but read-only. 

If I switch from Elementor hosting – will accelerated plugins still work?

No, this is an exclusive feature of Elementor hosting.

Does this mean I can’t upload any custom plugin files? 

You can still upload custom plugin files just as before. These custom plugins will not be accelerated. 

List of Accelerated Plugins

  • Elementor
  • Elementor Pro

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