Heaps of praise for WP-Cache

I’ve been using WP-Cache for a few days now and I’m impressed with the difference it’s making. I’m on a shared service here, so I don’t really have access to server stats for load analysis, but just the fact that the user experience browsing my site has improved so much is just awesome!

Before my experience, I wouldn’t have recommended installing caching plugins unless you’re receiving substantial traffic (not that I don’t like plugins), but I’m currently rolling it out to any blogs I have that get even 100 page hits a day (just rolled it out to AskOwen). It’s not like I’m listing the list of best diet pills and expecting 1000s of page hits an hour, but I do get a lot of traffic from bots trying to leave spam on the site. Most of those hits tend to be on the home page, so even if a few of those get served out of a cache, it still have a knock-on effect on browsing experience.

My three words to success this week are going to have to be “cache .. cache .. cache”

3 comments

  1. WP Super Cache is also excellent. WordPress is very nice but it really is very bad in using tons of server resources with very little traffic. Bad-Behavior is also good – it stops bots… from using up your servers resources.

  2. As much as I love WordPress as a Blogging Platform it’s relentless usage of server resources is a silent killer for many. A previous Blog I had hosted for a client was removed by the host because of the strain it put on the shared server it was running on.

    WP-Cache is a fantastic plug-in that I would even argue should be a default in the next version of WP. WP-Super-Cache and Bad Behavior are also great plug-ins, although I’ve never needed to use them on any Blog’s that I own.

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