A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
It is the best plugin of its kind that I have found.
Thank you very much!
I've used WP-super-cache since the first year it was released. At one point I even wrote a plugin to "prime" an entire site into WP-super-cache (since removed, irrelevant now). During the past decade, I've tried pretty much every caching plugin out there, and I don't just try them out, I dive in to the code and go to extreme lengths to debug how effective it works.
Today I am charge for fortune 1000 sites getting hundreds of millions of visitors per year, and my own site has been in the Alexa top 20k highest traffic sites since 2006. Those sites, and my own, run WP-super-cache and the reason is simply that using this plugin we can expect 0 problems, and the maximum performance possible from a non-statically rendered site such as WP.
While other plugins spout a lot of features (translation: bloat and market/adware), and many of those features can be incredibly helpful, they cause many more issues, and constantly need updating and tweaking.
The focus of this plugin is sweetly specific: Maximum performance possible from your server (Apache) by simply creating static versions of urls normally generated by memory and CPU and database hungry php.
As long as this plugin keeps that focus, it will continue to be incomparable to all other solutions for the high-end enterprise level high-traffic sites that rely on it.
Use this plugin, and if it doesn't work, you need a new web host.
WP Super Cache has (almost) always worked well for us.
Thanks so much!
I have a number of WordPress sites running on MIcrosoft Azure Websites. They're mostly static (no blog posts or comments) so WP Super Cache made all the sense in the world. That plus the fact that the free MySQL db that comes with an Azure website is crap and creates a performance bottleneck means that caching makes a world of difference.
Keep on good work!
After many months of use I've found this plugin to be easy to use and very reliable.
Overall, a fantastic plugin. If you want to speed up your site, this will make a huge difference. The mod_rewrite mode is like lightning, even on a shared server. Good combination of features and usability. Overall great work and a tremendous contribution to the WordPress community.
UPDATE: I've been using this from the beginning, and it's still the best. This is THE go-to caching plugin. There are more complex plugins out there, but for most users this is the perfect combination of performance and usability.
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