I have tried almost every cache plugin for WordPress during 10 years, many of them are very lightweight (which I prefer) such as WP Super Cache, Fastest Cache, Comet Cache, Cache Enabler… they are all great and work well.
(Other cache plugins like WP Rocket, Swift Performance, W3 Total Cache, Litespeed LS cache, Nitropack are too bloated imo.)
After some years I learned that actually if you have Nginx servers, and enable the FastCGI cache… you don’t need to use any “old-fashioned” cache plugins!
Immediately I was addicted to this setup… launch $5 LEMP cloud server and enable FastCGI cache in my Nginx config, and fantastic performance with no more worrying about bloated plugins and errors with cache plugins.
The problem? How to clear my Nginx cache? I was deleting the cache folder in my SSH window every time and super annoying.
I discovered the EasyEngine plugin called Nginx Helper, it was fantastic! However, some of the settings did not require in my situation so I looked more. After that I finally found Mr. Till’s Nginx Cache plugin and very lightweight…
This plugin is what I use now, very easy and no bloat. I can use this plugin for all LEMP script like WordOps, SlickStack, and Webinoly and everything in my entire server is free open source software.
Great work! And your Redis Cache plugin too, a perfect match.
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