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Please convert a supercache user (4 posts)

  1. pixelkicks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey there,

    We use WP Supercache on our site http://www.onedirection.net. We also use a couple of plugins such as WP Minify etc which perform some functions that I think Total Cache does anyway.

    We have a CDN in place, and we've spent the last 6 months optimising our page load times as much as possible. We're a content heavy site so our pages will never be the quickest, but we're doing the best we can.

    Are there any improvements that we could get from moving over to WP Total Cache?

    I've just had a quick read of the specs and noticed the database caching stuff which sounds very interesting.

    Eager to know of any speed improvements we could be getting, so appreciate the advise.

    Thanks,

    Chris.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

  2. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Since, you use Microsoft IIS web server, I recommend testing this plugin in a demo environment before deciding about the switch. That should provide you more ideas on how it works on your particular server.

    BTW, your site loads very fast already. There is always room for improvement, though. :)

  3. pixelkicks
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Pothi,

    Yes we would setup a test site most certainly. Do you think we would see any benefit from moving to a Linux server? Regardless of server type, I'm sure we could benefit from some MySQL caching.

    Glad our site loads fast for you - sometimes its not always that fast though and I want to make it as quick as possible.

    Chris.

  4. Pothi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chris,

    I have no experience with IIS. So, I can't say about any benefits of moving to a Linux server. My views, if any, about Linux server based hosting, would be certainly biased. :)

    Regardless of server type, I'm sure we could benefit from some MySQL caching.

    That's true, if you don't already use WP Object Cache using APC or memcached. I'd prefer to enable any type of MySQL caching through MySQL server configuration, rather than through a plugin in WordPress.

    sometimes its not always that fast though and I want to make it as quick as possible.

    You may want to find out why it is slow at times, before looking for a solution. If it is due to large number of concurrent logged-in visitors to a site, then a generic caching plugins won't help. That's where W3 Total Cache helps with fragment caching. You may want to check out Frederick's recent article here... http://blog.newrelic.com/2013/02/07/web-performance-optimization-automation/ , to get more info on caching, different caching layers, etc.

    Pothi

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