W3 Total Cache – APC and other causes Slowdown
So I used the google page speed module…
Got a page speed of 79
I was previously on shared servers so was using disk caching
I moved to VPS as the share servers were quite slow… increased my page speed from 7 seconds to 0.7 however the google page speed was still 79.
I installed APC on my ubunto server and put the page, minify and database cache on… this change the google page speed to… 78.
I thought this was odd.. it was getting slower not faster…
So I further looked into this and noticed a couple of the headers were off…
so I switched them on… this changed the google page speed to
The pages do seem to take longer to load now, I really am not sure why, but then I honestly have no clue what so ever with the caching stuff…
Thankfully I installed on my test server instead of the main one
this is the one with everything still set to disk chache: http://www.oddduckreviews.com
and this is a different server setup with the caching installed
interestingly though.. even though APC or anything like that hasn’t been installed on the main server or set in the settings… it still shows a page speed of 74
the other issues I have with speed are:
Leverage browser caching
which I am not sure how to do
Do you think I should uninstall W3 total cache completely and reinstall with default settings?
I honestly have no clue with what I am doing with it… I follow tutorials and just seem to get slowdown…
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