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  • Resolved mageous


    After trying W3 Total Cache for a few days I managed to speed up my site. One of the option, using FTP self hosted as CDN however caused a caching loop.

    Following is my setup:
    FTP hostname:
    FTP username: ftpusername
    FTP password: ftppassword
    FTP path: public_html/static
    Replace site’s hostname with:

    At first glance, everything seems to be perfect. However I notice the static directory has another static directory within, and that one has another copy of it, and it just keeps replicating….

    Does anyone has a similar problem or encounter this problem before?
    Did I configure something wrongly? Or is this a bug?
    Appreciate any help, thanks.

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  • This is related to the use of favicon.ico files. This solution worked for me:

    On W3TC CDN configuration page, I removed favicon.ico from the custom file list and replace it with the exact location of your favicon. In my case, it’s: wp-content/themes/headway-2013/custom/images/favicon.ico

    Here are some other threads related to this issue:

    Here, here and here.

    Hi robnalexpress,

    thank you for the solution. I didn’t search for favicon.ico as I have theme folder replicated there as well. Most likely because everyone seems to have the default favicon.ico in the custom file list.
    I guess search only works if you know what you are searching for.

    Anyway, I will work with the custom file list and see if it stop the replication.

    W3 Total Cache is such a great plugin that you really needs to configure it to fit your blog to maximize the potential.

    @mageous- I hope the information I provided solves it for you. One would never never guess this issues is related to favicon.ico, but all the threads I’ve seen so far about this issue have been resolved by removing that entry.


    so far the folder has not replicate again, so I think that solve the issue. Once again, thank you for your help.

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