Support » Plugin: W3 Total Cache » Site slow after installing w3 total cache

  • Hi guys,

    i have two sites this is about, previously both dont have any cache plugin and perform well at a consistant 2 seconds page load for all pages, the websites are exact same sites (same theme etc)

    but now i’ve installed w3total cache on one of them…..

    ivouchercodes.ph (installed w3total cache) cached pages load at <1s, not cached paged 4+ seconds

    ivouchercodes.sg (no cache plugin installed) pages load at <2s

    the site with W3 installed is extremely fast for popular pages, i guess these pages are well cached… but they seem to come uncached by the next day, plus the majority of pages don’t get cached at all

    My main question: For pages that are not cached on ivouchercodes.ph, after installing the w3 plugin why would these pages now load at 2x slower than without a plugin? It’s a dilemma because when the cache plugin is working its working great delivery page loads under 1 second which is amazing for our users, but when its not working (eg page is not cached) its slowing page load speeds to an unacceptable 4+ seconds.

    Thanks for your help guys,

    Kris

    p.s this has been an on going problem for us, for than 2 years ive wanted a cache plugin but i get similar results with all the major ones.

    NOTES:

    – The plugin has been installed for at least 1 week
    – Plugin was installed by our webhosting (eg professionally)
    – We are also using cloudflare.

    Settings:

    page cache: ON (using redis)
    Minify: Off (breaks alot of stuff)
    Database cache: off, turning it on make pages loads 10+ seconds
    object cache: off, turning on reduces performance (slower page loads)
    Browser cache: off, turning on reduces performance (slower page loads)

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  kayb100.
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