About WordPress & Caching
WordPress is undoubtedly one of the best CMS platforms as it has a number of amazing and unique features and functions. You can find a huge range in the number of WordPress plugins which are available. The main purpose of all these plugins is that they allow the people who are using WordPress to improve the functionality of their websites.
One of the major things which concern the website owners is the speed of their website. This problem can be solved very easily with the WordPress Caching plugins. Apart from that image optimization plugins can also be used if you want to speed up your website and want to include a number of images in the articles and posts which you will upload on your website. So it is recommended that you use image optimization plugins if your website uses a lot of images. Speed is a very important factor when it comes to websites mainly due to three major reasons. Firstly from the point of view of a SEO, your website speed matters a lot. Secondly everyone in today’s world is busy and does not have a lot of time so it your website takes a lot of time to load, it may frustrate the visitors who visit your website. Last but not the least, Google also assigns lower ranks to websites which take a lot of time to open.
What is Caching?
Caching is basically a process through which a copy of your website is generated and then it is stored on your hosting server as static files in temporary server. When visitors arrive, they are shown those cached pages rather than re-querying your database every time. With the help of WordPress Caching Plugin you can not only update your database when new content is added but also generate separate set of files which will benefit you because they help to speed up the web pages. The basic function of these plugins is to help increase the speed of your website so that it takes less time to load.
Here are 3 good wordpress plugin for caching…
WP Super Cache wordpress Plugin
With WP Super Cache “99% of your visitors will be served static html files. “
The first plugin, which is also a very popular one, is called the WP Super Cache. Its purpose is the generation of static HTML files and then serving these static HTML files to your website visitors instead of processing expensive WordPress PHP scripts. However if you see that for some reason, this plugin has stopped working there is nothing to worry about. This is because caching will still be performed but at lower rate than in normal case and the people visiting your website will notice no slowdown as such.
W3 Total Cache
This is among one of the most popular plugins. There are innumerable websites out there which use this plugin. The main reason as to why it became so popular is that it can help your website loads ten times faster. Apart from that it also improves web server performance along with improving conversion rates and reducing the load time of pages. Another feature which makes this plugin great is that it improves the load times for the older posts and feeds as well as the static pages of your website.
Following Websites have praised about this plugin…
Uses the enqueueing system of WordPress which improves compatibility with other plugins and themes
- Allows you to customize all minify strings
- Allows you to change various Minify configuration options by editing the config file directly
- Offers various way to add a cache buster to your minify string
- Gives you total control over how this plugin minifies your scripts
- Supports script localization (wp_localize_script())
- Supports RTL stylesheets
- Supports media-specific stylesheets (e.g. ‘screen’, ‘print’, etc.)
- Supports conditional stylesheets (e.g. )
- Provides hooks for further customization
- WordPress Multi-site compatible