For some reason my site is loading slower when using W3TC than without. A quick check on pingdom.com shows an over 15 second page load time.
I'm on a dedicated server with 8 gb of ram. At this moment I only have page cacheing and browser cacheing enabled. (although I'm not sure if the options I've checked in there are the best..)
I was told by one of the developers of this plug in not to use database / object cacheing unless I had Opcode enabled. I talked to my server and they said they would install it for me, but that it wouldn't work with suPHP and they wanted to know if I had any suPHP modules on my site. I honestly have no idea. I wanted to see if anyone knew of a way I could tell.
Also I currently have minify off, because some people that use the same wordpress theme as me said they were having problems with it. Then they said if you used manual mode instead of automatic it would work. I don't know enough about what minify does to try it out. Do you suggest trying it? I'm using a child theme, does minify work with wordpress child themes? there are so many "walk throughs" online and all of them contradict each other.
I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!