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W3 Total cache on domain-mapped Network sites, did any get it to work? (7 posts)

  1. Bike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just tested the plugin instead of Super Cache, but got into a lot of problems. There were many permission problems, but the main thing seems to be that Multisite (network) is not supported?

    Are there special instructions for setting up the plugin for a network?
    - do you need to activate it sidewide or per blog?
    - does it go in MU plugins or regular plugins?
    - other?

    I tried is as a regular plugin and activate it per blog. Problem is that after one blog is set-up, changing the settings of another blog will create new rules, which need to replace the ones of the first etc.
    So unless you have exactly the same rules for all blogs, you get errors and .htaccess 'needs to be updated' (which never can be done automagically for some reason, even when 777'd).

    What would happen if any user on a large network starts editing the settings? Can it be admin only somehow?

    Page loads went up (!) even though they were now Gzipped, so I de-activated again. But any pointers on the above would be welcome.

    Thanks, Bike

  2. Bike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just did some test with/without via http://www.webpagetest.org
    With the time to first byte is 8 seconds, without is is 1.5.

    This is with Minify disabled, all other cache enabled. How come?
    I will leave it on for a while, maybe you can check: http://worldonabike.com

    Cheers, Bike

  3. Bike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ps: I am on a Hybrid VPS with 2gb RAM and WP 3.03, so resources should not be a problem.

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It's hard to guess without knowing your settings, but clearly something is wrong. Didk enhanced should give nearly instantaneous time to first byte under no load.

    You need to activate W3TC per site for Multi-site and place the directives manually in your .htacess file. The ones you'll need per site are specified on the install tab of the plugin.

  5. Bike
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your answer.

    So, on multisite you cannot enable it for all sites at once, you have to go in every site's admin and enable the plugin, then add identical rules manually to the htaccess?

    That does not sound too practical and useable.

    What would happen if any user on a large network starts editing the settings? Can it be admin only somehow?

    I am sure that I am not the only one trying to use this plugin on a network, so I hope that multisite support will be improved, as the above points are all showstoppers.
    Thanks in advance,
    Cheers, Bike

  6. kfawcett
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No user other than the Super Admin/Admin should have access to W3TC. On my sites the only person who is able to access it is the Super Admin.

    Yes, as far I know you must setup each site one by one. And almost all W3TC settings need to be the same since you have only one .htaccess file for your network of sites. I same almost all because some settings do not have anything to do with rewrites.

    You do not have to redo the .htaccess file after the first site is setup. Just make sure the settings are identical and the notification at the top will go away.

    FYI, I'm running W3TC on about 10 sites and it works amazingly well. Yes, it takes a little work to get everything setup, but Fredrick is extremely kind to release such a fantastic plugin for free. It truly makes improving site performance 100 times easier.

  7. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    That does not sound too practical and useable.

    I know, it will get better by the time the plugin actually releases a final release.

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