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  • Resolved Umar Rasul

    (@xenbits)


    I have recently installed w3 total cache for my blog but after activating plugin blog loading time has increased and it is responding slower than before… would anyone suggest me how to configure it properly to speed up my blog….

    Regards
    Umar Rasul
    http://www.xenbits.com

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  • I watched this video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWzvLXzTPIk

    I think I don’t have a content delivery network, in fact I really dont know what one is. I use hostgator to host my wordpress blog and I assumed that since my images and everything are all stored there that they are my Content Delivery Network but apparently not.

    So after watching that video I have my General Settings set like this:

    General: unchecked
    Page Cache: enable is checked, disk (enhanced)
    Minify: enable is checked, disk
    Database Cache: unchecked
    Object Cache: enable is checked, disk
    Content Delivery Network: unchecked
    Browser Cache: enable is checked

    I wish these plugins came with walkthru vids for dipshits like me.

    I thinks we have to buy CDN Service to boost the performance.. CDN Service by MaxCDN cost around 40$… Isnt there any cheaper CDN provider than MaxCDN…?

    try amazon cloudfront its cheap for smaller blogs for about 10000 vists a day. But when your blog grows for like 100k visitors a day it will be costlier because they are charging for HITS. then you can move for btter solution like akamai.

    Thanx a lot “ruchirblog” for telling us about amazon cloudfront. Its really good and cheap.

    MAx CDN is the best. The have sales all the time on Bandwidth. If you buy it when it is on sale you can get it down to 7 cents per GB.

    I am doing over 3TB per month for one client with them (6.4 Million Pageviews) and they rock.

    Mirroring the data (MaxCDN is origin pull) is much better than uploading all your content to a tradition CDN via FTP.

    Takes about 5 minutes to set up with w3 Cache.

    There’s also a Free CDN plugin. Haven’t tried it though…

    Plugin Author Frederick Townes

    (@fredericktownes)

    Page Cache: enable is checked, disk (enhanced)
    Minify: enable is checked, disk
    Database Cache: unchecked
    Object Cache: enable is checked, disk
    Content Delivery Network: unchecked

    These settings are not ideal for every site. Start with the defaults and try various caching types one by one measuring with various tools mentioned in the FAQ.

    Check out CloudFlare. They are a free cloud-based proxy server that acts like a CDN. I noticed a tremendous boost in my page loads. Might not be ideal for larger sites, but if you’re just starting off I like this option.

    Plugin Author Frederick Townes

    (@fredericktownes)

    The development version of W3TC now supports CloudFlare: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/download/

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