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[resolved] How to Configure w3 Total cache to Optimize website Performance (10 posts)

  1. Umar Rasul
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have recently installed w3 total cache for my blog but after activating plugin blog loading time has increased and it is responding slower than before... would anyone suggest me how to configure it properly to speed up my blog....

    Regards
    Umar Rasul
    http://www.xenbits.com

  2. nick74
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I watched this video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWzvLXzTPIk

    I think I don't have a content delivery network, in fact I really dont know what one is. I use hostgator to host my wordpress blog and I assumed that since my images and everything are all stored there that they are my Content Delivery Network but apparently not.

    So after watching that video I have my General Settings set like this:

    General: unchecked
    Page Cache: enable is checked, disk (enhanced)
    Minify: enable is checked, disk
    Database Cache: unchecked
    Object Cache: enable is checked, disk
    Content Delivery Network: unchecked
    Browser Cache: enable is checked

    I wish these plugins came with walkthru vids for dipshits like me.

  3. Umar Rasul
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I thinks we have to buy CDN Service to boost the performance.. CDN Service by MaxCDN cost around 40$... Isnt there any cheaper CDN provider than MaxCDN...?

  4. ruchirablog
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    try amazon cloudfront its cheap for smaller blogs for about 10000 vists a day. But when your blog grows for like 100k visitors a day it will be costlier because they are charging for HITS. then you can move for btter solution like akamai.

  5. Umar Rasul
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanx a lot "ruchirblog" for telling us about amazon cloudfront. Its really good and cheap.

  6. graymerica
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    MAx CDN is the best. The have sales all the time on Bandwidth. If you buy it when it is on sale you can get it down to 7 cents per GB.

    I am doing over 3TB per month for one client with them (6.4 Million Pageviews) and they rock.

    Mirroring the data (MaxCDN is origin pull) is much better than uploading all your content to a tradition CDN via FTP.

    Takes about 5 minutes to set up with w3 Cache.

  7. theroundwell
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's also a Free CDN plugin. Haven't tried it though...

  8. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Page Cache: enable is checked, disk (enhanced)
    Minify: enable is checked, disk
    Database Cache: unchecked
    Object Cache: enable is checked, disk
    Content Delivery Network: unchecked

    These settings are not ideal for every site. Start with the defaults and try various caching types one by one measuring with various tools mentioned in the FAQ.

  9. dschmidt20
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Check out CloudFlare. They are a free cloud-based proxy server that acts like a CDN. I noticed a tremendous boost in my page loads. Might not be ideal for larger sites, but if you're just starting off I like this option.

  10. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    The development version of W3TC now supports CloudFlare: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/download/

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