Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
It works.. my site is loading fast now
Really speed up my sites and lower CPU utilization :)
W3 Total Cache is what I call SLOPPY SOFTWARE, when you deactivate it and then delete it you might reasonably expect it to be removed, but NO, all sorts of remenants are left on your site.
Why is this important?
Well if you want to be able to migrate your site here are some issues, deactivate W3 Total Cache and run backup plugin (leaving it on screws will any of them).
Migrate the site to a Dev subdomain and try to delete and re-install W3-total cache. FAIL - 404 error
So go have a look at your site with FTP and find loads of W3-total cache files left behind, so you rename them and try to upload W3-total cache again, FAIL. 404 error
Well you could try and upload the plugin manually but by this time I am so p'ed off that I am going to install WP Super Cache.
I have had W3-total cache break sites when wordpress updates in the past so I have never trusted it, this experience was on a client site.
What W3-total cache need to do is put in an uninstall routine that REALLY does uninstall all files and nukes all W3-total cache database tables when you uninstall.
As I said SLOPPY SOFTWARE
[Topic decapped - please do not yell here]
have used this plugin for a number of sites and while it does the job there is one aspect that is a strong negative.
For some reason this plugin generates tens if not hundreds of thousands of files on the server that has caused me some grief with my hosting service (Bluehost) to the point where they advised they may have to disable my account.
What I find particularly troublesome is that there is no mention in the plugin settings or the documentation that this proliferation of files may occur. Nor is there any mention of which settings may trigger this. It wasn't until Bluehost notified me of the problem that I was aware of this issue.
Due to these issues I have deleted the plugin from all the websites I maintain.
NOTE TO DEVELOPER:
I think it would be in everyones best interest if you clearly identified which settings caused this problem and also put warnings in the plugin settings screen so that this problem can be avoided. It really does tarnish what otherwise is an excellent plugin.
After Installing and configuring the plugin, I saw an immediate improvement in the speed of my site.
After tweaking the plugin a bit, my [ link redacted, please do not post links in the reviews section ] loads much faster. Thanks!
Thank you so much for developing this plugin. I was bewildered by slow load times. I even tried another caching plugin, yet had problems. This plugin of yours really has a lot of nice features and I am seeing immediate improvement which is really helping me to feel relieved!
To speed up your wp websites
I just moved a site i developed on one server to another hosted by different provider. The site was very slow on the new server! I installed WP Total Cache and now it's as fast if not faster! It seems to have saved me the pain of having to find a new provider. Wow....
Nearly everything works like it should. Expect the object cache should be disabled, because it extremly slows down the admin area!
The Minifying works also very good. I use the auto-mode, after I cleaned up my code and sorted the css and js files. But the manual-mode is also very good, if you want to have more control.
Thanks for the plugin. Keep on developing please!
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