Speed up your WordPress page with WP Super Cache

by · January 6, 2013

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Many webmasters today accelerates their web pages using so called “caching“. WordPress offers a variety of plugins that are able to speed up your page. In this manual, we look together at the use of very well-known plugin WP Super Cache, which uses the method of storing pages into files.

This blog post do not deal with “caching” pages into files. A common user learns from this article how to speed up CMS WordPress on shared web hosting on EXO Hosting servers.

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a plugin suitable for “smaller” pages that contains more or less static content with not too much subpages. Caching from file means that this plugin stores page content into HTML files which will be served to visitor. So it is not necessary to load PHP files and also, amount of requests to a MySQL database will be lowered.

Generated HTML files are stored in the folder “wp-content/cache/supercache/yourdomain.com/”.

WP Super Cache plugin installation

Installation (as with most WordPress plugins) is very simple and detailed instructions can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/installation/

Your web pages immediately start to load much faster. After activation of this plugin, it will take a slightly longer to load your pages because it will create html caching file. Click through your page after you activate WP Super Cache plugin to create HTML caching files.

Acceleration of page load from about 1.2 sec to 0.1 sec with the WP Super Cache plugin can be seen in the graph below

 

graf-normal-vs-super-cache

 

Deactivation of WP Super Cache plugin

Deactivation of this plugin requires specific steps. To avoid problems with the functionality of your web page, please follow guide here:  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-super-cache/other_notes/, part “How to uninstall WP Super Cache”.

If you experience any difficulties with “caching” of your WordPress page, feel free to add a comment to this blog post or write an email to support@exohosting.com. EXO Hosting technical support will help you to solve the problem.

More articles from the CMS series will be added soon.

Do not forget to activate FastCGI and Xcache.

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