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How to Check NitroPack's Effect (Before/After) on Any Page
How to Check NitroPack's Effect (Before/After) on Any Page
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After connecting to NitroPack, our service begins optimizing your website’s pages. To check if your website has started serving the optimized pages to visitors, go to Cache Status. The URL you want to test should have the "Optimized" status:


Then, the easiest way to see the results of NitroPack’s optimizations on any page is to:

  • Test an optimized page with PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, or any other speed test tool;

  • In a separate tab, test an unoptimized version of the same page by adding ?nonitro to the URL, like so: Adding ?nonitro to any optimized URL loads its original version, without NitroPack;

  • Compare the results from both tests.

This is also a great way to check for visual inconsistencies after the optimization. Just open the optimized page ( and its unoptimized version ( in separate tabs.

In short, the ?nonitro URL parameter lets you quickly compare pages with and without NitroPack.

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