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[resolved] [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] How to check pages are served from cache (6 posts)

  1. Cristian
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    Is there a way to check that the pages are served from the cache?
    I tried to modify the content of a cached page on the file system but the change was not picked up when i reloaded that page in the browser which is not what I expected

    Thank you for your help in advance

  2. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Depending on your settings it's not as simple as that. If cache files are created on your server, your server is using them.

  3. Cristian
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yes cache files are created on the server.

    I just thought that if I made a content change in the cached file then that change would appear when I reload that page in the browser

    thank you for your prompt response and your awesome plugin

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It depends on the caching mode. Due to the way garbage collection works, it's not as simple as that. Old cache files still exist until garbage collection deletes them.

  5. KnowingArt_com
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Would be nice if there was a stats page inside WordPress that gave some stats like: "100 pages cached, 252 cached pages served" etc.

    I'm guessing for most blogs half the cached pages are never viewed a second time, before garbage collection. So for those rarely accessed pages, why cache them in the first place?

    Or is the time it takes to store and erase a cached page relatively insignificant?

  6. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Unfortunately, it's more complicated than that. I don't think I could I could give even a partial answer with less than 300 words, sorry.

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