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Faster than WP Super Cache (3 posts)

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  1. wp-fan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When configured correctly, w3 total cache can make your website faster than WP Super Cache can. I have switched, and the results are worth the extra effort. Even on shared hosting, I have reduced my average load time significangly from 2,5 sec to 1 sec (according to Google Webmaster tools). Social interaction and page requests have jumped considerably. I recommend it heavily, although configuration is more complex. But there is good documentation available. Just Google around.

    With the release of version 0.9.2.9 preloading cache seems to work, unlike in the versions before.

  2. wp-fan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have even managed to decrease average page load time to 1,1 sec according to Google Webmaster Tools after doing this:

    - signing up for Amazon cloud front CDN (ridiculously dirt cheap!) and using as a content delivery network. My average fees are less than a dollar / month

    - using the fixed and advanced version of W3C Total Cache supplied by wmiles here. It fixes several issues that the 0.9.2.5 release has. Expecially pre cache loading works extremely reliably now.

    These two factors have enhanced my site speed considerably.

  3. wp-fan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For me, wmiles forked version 0.9.2.5 still is the most

    1. feature rich
    2. bug-free
    3. enhanced

    best working version so far. Check his release notes here.

    I am using it on shared hosting - it works brilliantly. Check this, this and this thread to understand why.

    With cloudfront CDN, I have managed to get my pageload speed down to less than 1,0 seconds.

    This is amongst other things due to the fact that wmiles has fixed cache preload function (and some other features) which do not work or did not exist at all in Frederick Townes 0.9.2.5 release.

    I can really recommend the 0.9.2.5 fork by wmiles!

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