What's the best Plugin to make a WP site load faster?

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What is the best Plugin to make a WP site load faster, without causing any problems.

thanks in advance for any advice on this

Chris-
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  • I like W3 Total Cache.

    However, many others like WP-Supercache in combo with WP-Minify.

    Both do the same thing - cache your content and minify your js to make the site load faster. Both are pretty reliable although W3 takes a little more time to configure. It is more robust though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quirpo
    Yeah......I own many wordpress websites.....tried everything......W3 Total Cache helps........but in general.....there is not a whole lot you can do. If you are ok with a little slower website......it can be worth it....because wordpress is a great cms for great seo websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreStoelinga
    wp-super-cache plugin is recommended a lot.
    Don't use wp-cache, because it hasn't been updated in ages...

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Thanks for all the advice so far

    Chris
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  • Another vote for W3 Total Cache - I use it on all of my clients as well as my own sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill D-G
    Quick Cache is a good alternative that seems to work for me. I like the easy interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    In order of preference:

    1. W3 Total Cache
    2. Quick Cache
    3. WP Super Cache

    I did a series of speed tests from various source points and W3 Total Cache was the clear winner if you configure it correctly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Toby.T
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      In order of preference:

      1. W3 Total Cache
      2. Quick Cache
      3. WP Super Cache

      I did a series of speed tests from various source points and W3 Total Cache was the clear winner if you configure it correctly.

      Thanks, I personally use WP Super Cache but will switch to W3 Total Cache for testing purposes right now. Will be interesting to see if there is much difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    A WP blog will slow down if you have too many active plugins. What you do is to start deactivating the ones that you don't really have any use for. Spam is also a nasty way to slow your site down. Those nasty little buggers actually take up a lot of band width. Another is how many posts you have on your page. Limit it to 5-8 posts and limit the images as well. The best plugin I know about that can speed up your WP blog is WP Super Cache. It will make loading faster and lessen the load from your server which is great. It's like it will take a snapshot of your blog so the next time you visit, it wouldn't have to load the whole thing. One tip tho, when making changes, deactivate this plugin to see them. Like I said it's like taking a snapshot of your blog, deactivating it and activating after the changes will take a new snapshot. Hope this helped!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Thanks for all the advice . . . looks like W3 is the winner

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author ronaldmd
    Why use plugin? Just like TheZafraGroup said, WP blog will slow down if you have too many active plugins.

    Use gzip compression.

    Add the following to the htaccess file:
    Code:
    mod_gzip_on Yes
    mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
    mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
    mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
    mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
    mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
    mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
    mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Originally Posted by ronaldmd View Post

      Why use plugin? Just like TheZafraGroup said, WP blog will slow down if you have too many active plugins.

      Use gzip compression.

      Add the following to the htaccess file:
      Code:
      mod_gzip_on Yes
      mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
      mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
      mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
      So what does that do, why and how ???


      Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by ronaldmd View Post

      Why use plugin? Just like TheZafraGroup said, WP blog will slow down if you have too many active plugins.

      Use gzip compression.

      Add the following to the htaccess file:
      Code:
      mod_gzip_on Yes
      mod_gzip_dechunk Yes
      mod_gzip_item_include file .(html?|txt|css|js|php|pl)$
      mod_gzip_item_include handler ^cgi-script$
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^text/.*
      mod_gzip_item_include mime ^application/x-javascript.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude mime ^image/.*
      mod_gzip_item_exclude rspheader ^Content-Encoding:.*gzip.*
      That doesn't work. I tried it and I get an internal server error.


      I use W3 Total Cache and limit my plugins. A few days ago I had a message in my adsense account telling me that I needed to compress my sites for better user experience and didn't have a clue what it meant. I searched and found the following code to put in the htaccess file and tried it on my busiest blog.

      # compress text, html, javascript, css, xml:
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript

      # Or, compress certain file types by extension:
      <Files *.html>
      SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
      </Files>

      The blog seemed to load a bit quicker but when I enter the domain into an online gzip tester it says that it isn't compressed so I'm flummoxed now.
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  • Profile picture of the author trishacupra911
    I also vote for W3 Total Cache. I use it on my clients' websites as well. It makes a very noticeable difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Thanks for the info. Can anyone give the full story on this compression thing? If not, I guess I'll do some reasearch and/or start a new thread about that!

      thanks

      Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
        Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

        Thanks for the info. Can anyone give the full story on this compression thing? If not, I guess I'll do some reasearch and/or start a new thread about that!

        thanks

        Chris
        How To Optimize Your Site With GZIP Compression | BetterExplained This site has an explanation that I more or less understood, but I don't know if the code I've used from there is working or not.

        Another thing that I've found helps with site load speed is to get rid of the Google analytics plugin and use the code provided in the blog header instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    So far, I've used an analyzer:-

    Web Page Analyzer - free website optimization tool website speed test check website performance report from web site optimization

    which says that my pages are being sent compressed, so I guess W3 is doing that for me.

    I found a link with some very interesting-looking info on speeding up WP sites:-

    11 Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Faster and Leaner

    So I'm going through that currently!

    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

      So far, I've used an analyzer:-

      Web Page Analyzer - free website optimization tool website speed test check website performance report from web site optimization

      which says that my pages are being sent compressed, so I guess W3 is doing that for me.

      I found a link with some very interesting-looking info on speeding up WP sites:-

      11 Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Faster and Leaner

      So I'm going through that currently!

      Chris
      Thanks. I tried the web page analyser on my 2 busiest blogs, one is running W3 total Cache, the other I added the code which was supposed to compress but the results for both blogs come back as need compressing. So I'm probably doing something wrong. Sometimes I prefer my html sites to Wordpress, they are easier to run
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris-
        Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post

        Thanks. I tried the web page analyser on my 2 busiest blogs, one is running W3 total Cache, the other I added the code which was supposed to compress but the results for both blogs come back as need compressing. So I'm probably doing something wrong. Sometimes I prefer my html sites to Wordpress, they are easier to run
        My settings for W3 . . . plugin enabled, PageCaches, Minify, Database Cache, and Browser Cache all enabled.

        Chris
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        • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
          Originally Posted by Chris- View Post

          My settings for W3 . . . plugin enabled, PageCaches, Minify, Database Cache, and Browser Cache all enabled.

          Chris
          I've got page cache, minify, database cache, object cache and browser cache enabled. I had one of the Hostgator support check it out for me and he said it was ok, but it is hard to understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Tyler
    Quick Cache and gZip Configuration is the king!

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  • Profile picture of the author Zaheera
    Hi,

    Total Cache is the best option and first choice. I give second rating to Hyper Cache.

    Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author abdin66
    I found Flexicache very good too. W3 Cache is very complex to setup but seems most Warriors favour that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ManageWP
    There are a couple of services, CloudFlare.com and Inapcsula.com come to mind first, which allow you to run your website traffic through them and they will automatically optimize the output, while also protecting you from hackers.

    CloudFlare is more performance oriented and Incapsula more security but they both have free plans.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Originally Posted by ManageWP View Post

      There are a couple of services, CloudFlare.com and Inapcsula.com come to mind first, which allow you to run your website traffic through them and they will automatically optimize the output, while also protecting you from hackers.

      CloudFlare is more performance oriented and Incapsula more security but they both have free plans.
      Thanks for the info, I hadn't realised they might be free I'll keep that in mind for the future!

      thanks

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I've been using WP Super Cache, but think I'll give the W3 plugin a shot and see if there's a noticeable difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author pacelattin
    +1 here for W3 Total Cache. Plus use a CDN.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
      For those on shared hosting, some hosts (Hostgator included) disable content compression on shared accounts because it is too resource intensive. For HG there is an "Optimize Website" icon in cPanel and even though it will appear to work, in fact it does not for shared accounts as HG disables gzip (mod_deflate) on their shared servers. W3 Total Cache will handle the compression instead.
      You can go here and enter a url to check for compression:
      GIDZipTest: Web Page Compression (Deflate / Gzip) Test - GIDNetwork

      Also, the latest version of W3 Total Cache now integrates with Cloudflare. You'll find the Cloudflare settings on the W3TC General tab.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris-
        Originally Posted by Brian Alaway View Post

        For those on shared hosting, some hosts (Hostgator included) disable content compression on shared accounts because it is too resource intensive. For HG there is an "Optimize Website" icon in cPanel and even though it will appear to work, in fact it does not for shared accounts as HG disables gzip (mod_deflate) on their shared servers. W3 Total Cache will handle the compression instead.
        You can go here and enter a url to check for compression:
        GIDZipTest: Web Page Compression (Deflate / Gzip) Test - GIDNetwork

        Also, the latest version of W3 Total Cache now integrates with Cloudflare. You'll find the Cloudflare settings on the W3TC General tab.
        Interesting point. BlueHost seems to be allowing me to use content compression, but I guess I'd better check with them to make sure it won't cause any problems if I do it on all my sites.

        thanks

        Chris
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        • Profile picture of the author Chris-
          I read somewhere that it is possible to pre-Gzip files on the server, rather than have the CPU do them as the pages are requested (if I understand correctly).

          Does anyone know how to do that for a WP site?

          Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Marzinzik
    My suggestion is NONE OF THEM... One of the easiest answers can be upgrading to a faster business server. You will be amazed at the the difference it makes. The problems I had with these plug-ins is they require Caches and you are forever messing with clearing the cache, adjusting the cache when you change anything on your site. It was not a delightful experience. If you place a non-dynamic site on line they would work fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by pacelattin View Post

      +1 here for W3 Total Cache. Plus use a CDN.
      I was told that I didn't need that for my sites.

      Originally Posted by Brian Alaway View Post

      For those on shared hosting, some hosts (Hostgator included) disable content compression on shared accounts because it is too resource intensive. For HG there is an "Optimize Website" icon in cPanel and even though it will appear to work, in fact it does not for shared accounts as HG disables gzip (mod_deflate) on their shared servers. W3 Total Cache will handle the compression instead.
      You can go here and enter a url to check for compression:
      GIDZipTest: Web Page Compression (Deflate / Gzip) Test - GIDNetwork

      Also, the latest version of W3 Total Cache now integrates with Cloudflare. You'll find the Cloudflare settings on the W3TC General tab.
      GIDNetwork is what I've been using to test my sites and according to that tester none of my sites are compressed whether I've used W3 Total Cache or added code to my htaccess

      I'm with Hostgator but what I'm finding hard to follow is them disabling content compression yet they recommend that you use W3 Total Cache, that's not logical.

      Originally Posted by Mark Marzinzik View Post

      My suggestion is NONE OF THEM... One of the easiest answers can be upgrading to a faster business server. You will be amazed at the the difference it makes. The problems I had with these plug-ins is they require Caches and you are forever messing with clearing the cache, adjusting the cache when you change anything on your site. It was not a delightful experience. If you place a non-dynamic site on line they would work fine.
      I upgraded to a VPS last year. With W3 Total cache you just clear the cache when you add or remove a plugin or if there has been a plugin or theme update. Don't think you need to adjust the cache.

      Just seen Google APIs at the bottom of the W3 stttings, anybody know if that's of any use?
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris-
        Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post

        I'm with Hostgator but what I'm finding hard to follow is them disabling content compression yet they recommend that you use W3 Total Cache, that's not logical.
        W3 does other things other than content compression, so even if HostGator is blocking content compression, W3 can still speed up your site.

        Chris
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      • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
        Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post


        I'm with Hostgator but what I'm finding hard to follow is them disabling content compression yet they recommend that you use W3 Total Cache, that's not logical.
        Just in case you find it interesting to know why Hostgator and others are disabling content compression:

        Most of this big webhost companies offer hosting and domain at so cheap rates, that they are not really making any profit from that.

        They do make their profit by charging insanely high costs when you exceed the allowed bandwidth.

        So, the logic is simple: compressing content -> results in less bandwidth used -> less bandwidth means less profit.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
        Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post

        I upgraded to a VPS last year.
        Make sure that mod_deflate is enabled on your VPS account as I don't think it is by default.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Fied
    I really like W3 Total Cache...
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Looking at how content compression affects my BlueHost (shared) account, it looks like the initial changes I made yesterday such as deleting the old versions of posts, caused some CPU throttling, but only up to about 1/3 of the danger level, and so far it looks like the use of content compression itself is not a problem at my current traffic levels, although it is obviously something I will have to keep an eye on, in case it gets close to danger levels (CPU throttling >5000 seconds per day, or >600 seconds per hour).

    I'll leave it a day and see if there is any CPU throttling under normal use, then make the changes on my other sites too.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
    Do not use another wordpress plugin!

    Use common sense: Plugins are the main reason for a wordpress site to become really slow. Do you really think adding more poorly coded plugins will help to decrease loading time? I think not.

    Here is something for you to paste into your .htaccess file:
    Code:
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
    
    # Force deflate for mangled headers developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/12/pushing-beyond-gzipping/
    <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
      <IfModule mod_headers.c>
        SetEnvIfNoCase ^(Accept-EncodXng|X-cept-Encoding|X{15}|~{15}|-{15})$ ^((gzip|deflate)s,?s(gzip|deflate)?|X{4,13}|~{4,13}|-{4,13})$ HAVE_Accept-Encoding
        RequestHeader append Accept-Encoding "gzip,deflate" env=HAVE_Accept-Encoding
      </IfModule>
    </IfModule>
    
    # HTML, TXT, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, HTC:
    <IfModule filter_module>
      FilterDeclare   COMPRESS
      FilterProvider  COMPRESS  DEFLATE resp=Content-Type /text/(html|css|javascript|plain|x(ml|-component))/
      FilterProvider  COMPRESS  DEFLATE resp=Content-Type /application/(javascript|json|xml|x-javascript)/
      FilterChain     COMPRESS
      FilterProtocol  COMPRESS  change=yes;byteranges=no
    </IfModule>
    
    <IfModule !mod_filter.c>
      # Legacy versions of Apache
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/css application/json
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript 
      AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml application/xml text/x-component
    </IfModule>
    
    # Webfonts and SVG:
      <FilesMatch ".(ttf|otf|eot|svg)$" >
        SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
      </FilesMatch>
    </IfModule>
    Taken from html5boilerplate htaccess and working like a charm.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by andrejvasso View Post

      Do not use another wordpress plugin!

      Use common sense: Plugins are the main reason for a wordpress site to become really slow. Do you really think adding more poorly coded plugins will help to decrease loading time? I think not.

      Here is something for you to paste into your .htaccess file:
      Code:
      <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
      
      # Force deflate for mangled headers developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/12/pushing-beyond-gzipping/
      <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
        <IfModule mod_headers.c>
          SetEnvIfNoCase ^(Accept-EncodXng|X-cept-Encoding|X{15}|~{15}|-{15})$ ^((gzip|deflate)s,?s(gzip|deflate)?|X{4,13}|~{4,13}|-{4,13})$ HAVE_Accept-Encoding
          RequestHeader append Accept-Encoding "gzip,deflate" env=HAVE_Accept-Encoding
        </IfModule>
      </IfModule>
      
      # HTML, TXT, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, HTC:
      <IfModule filter_module>
        FilterDeclare   COMPRESS
        FilterProvider  COMPRESS  DEFLATE resp=Content-Type /text/(html|css|javascript|plain|x(ml|-component))/
        FilterProvider  COMPRESS  DEFLATE resp=Content-Type /application/(javascript|json|xml|x-javascript)/
        FilterChain     COMPRESS
        FilterProtocol  COMPRESS  change=yes;byteranges=no
      </IfModule>
      
      <IfModule !mod_filter.c>
        # Legacy versions of Apache
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/css application/json
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript 
        AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml application/xml text/x-component
      </IfModule>
      
      # Webfonts and SVG:
        <FilesMatch ".(ttf|otf|eot|svg)$" >
          SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
        </FilesMatch>
      </IfModule>
      Taken from html5boilerplate htaccess and working like a charm.
      We know that plugins are causing sites to load slow. I decreased mine ages ago but Google are telling me that I need to compress. Thank you for this code, but I've tried it and it's still not compressed according to the tester. I might have a chat with Hostgator, if I'm getting a warning message in my Adsense account I need to sort it
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      • Profile picture of the author andrejvasso
        Originally Posted by PatriciaJ View Post

        We know that plugins are causing sites to load slow. I decreased mine ages ago but Google are telling me that I need to compress. Thank you for this code, but I've tried it and it's still not compressed according to the tester. I might have a chat with Hostgator, if I'm getting a warning message in my Adsense account I need to sort it
        The problem is most def. Hostgator related.

        I am hosting sites on a VPS (@ webangel.ie) and the code above works good and testing my sites (with that tester that has been posted here) confirms it.
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        • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
          Originally Posted by andrejvasso View Post

          The problem is most def. Hostgator related.

          I am hosting sites on a VPS (@ webangel.ie) and the code above works good and testing my sites (with that tester that has been posted here) confirms it.
          I've got some sites on another host and will test the code on those before talking to Hostgator. It was their support that told me to use W3 Total Cache before I upgraded to VPS. If that plugin can't work properly there was no point in them saying to use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Use common sense: Plugins are the main reason for a wordpress site to become really slow. Do you really think adding more poorly coded plugins will help to decrease loading time?
    ^^This!
    (and thanks for the useful code!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    And/Or, content compression in real time uses the CPU to do it, so the more it's being done the more CPU they'd have to provide, and that costs money. Hence they use CPU throttling to limit the amount of CPU power you use, and if you keep on trying to use more than they want you to use, they might suspend your account (that's what BlueHost seems to be saying, anyway, with its upper limits to throttling).

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    Chucky in his WSO has videos that not only shows what plugin combination he installs to rise loading speed significantly, but also shows how you can monitor/measure the loading speed in browser. He uses several plugins and one of them is W3 Total Cache.
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  • Profile picture of the author w@rrior
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaG
    I'm a big fan of WP-super-cache, but I'm definitely giving W3 a spin after reading this. Also, check your image size and load on your page. That makes a definite difference.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Originally Posted by DianaG View Post

      I'm a big fan of WP-super-cache, but I'm definitely giving W3 a spin after reading this. Also, check your image size and load on your page. That makes a definite difference.
      Yes, good point, thanks

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    I'll add that on my cPanel (on BlueHost), there is the option to "optimize website", which sets content compression to be used when the server is not too overloaded, so speeds up your website sometimes, without running the risk of using too much CPU (which can cause "throttling" errors, and too many of those and your websites get suspended!).

    In comparison, a plugin like W3 will use content compression all the time, which is better for your website loading time, but might cause you to be using too much CPU, and get into problems with your hosting service (ie. you might have to pay for more expensive hosting to give you enough CPU access).

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    I've seen hints that it might be possible to Gzip all content before-hand, while it is on the server (before it is requested), and thus get round any CPU usage problems. However, I've not been able to find any details on this, and besides, as some older browsers need un-compressed files, presumably having both options available would double the file-count, so that's no good for me (I've got too many files already!).

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    I though people in this thread will find this interesting:
    I have tried W3 Total Cache using the settings dicussed in this thread - it either doesn't improve the loading speed or even slows it slightly down (like 75% without chaching, and 73% - with W3 activated). Then I went and installed WP Super cache and Quick cache (one at a time of course) - the same result: no improvement or even slower.

    That's the 'power' of caching.
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  • Profile picture of the author pamela88
    I think that all plug-ins will delay WP website to load. Any plugin will take time to run on server side before page will send to client side PC. Try the code ideas is the best solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    I tested W3 TC on other blog and it works fine (75 -->90 speed increase!)
    The reason it didn't work on the other blog, as I found out, is because I can't use Minify in "Automatic" mode - as this screws up all the blog design (misplaces graphics, shifts text blocks etc.), and setting minify to "Manual" doesn't improve the speed at all.

    I played with manual minfiy parameters but to no avail. If anybody knows how to 'detect' parameters of the "Automatic" minife mode or what are the optimum settings for the Minify in manual mode, I'd be most grateful for any suggestions.

    thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Marzinzik
    Chris, I previously used Bluehost. The problem is they "Throttle your account" Have you looked at your throttling chart lately? I needed a way to communicate via MySQL port directly into local software programs I develop, Bluehost could not accommodate. I started using Westhost and then things started getting slow with that account. I then upgraded to a Business account. Better yet. To the best of my knowledge what these catching programs are doing is making use of the "Cloud" Multiple servers throughout the world. The ultimate in serving up fast pages. Look into Amazon they may offer Web-hosting, don't know their specific size requirements. Whenever you are used a shared account things are bound to get slow. As you start getting into business class servers you share the virtual space with fewer participants which can help in creating less traffic jams on the server. Just my 2-cents
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      one of the best things I ever did for myself and my WordPress blogs was to change to a web host that runs LiteSpeed
      no additional plugins needed...
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris-
      Originally Posted by Mark Marzinzik View Post

      Chris, I previously used Bluehost. The problem is they "Throttle your account" Have you looked at your throttling chart lately? I needed a way to communicate via MySQL port directly into local software programs I develop, Bluehost could not accommodate. I started using Westhost and then things started getting slow with that account. I then upgraded to a Business account. Better yet. To the best of my knowledge what these catching programs are doing is making use of the "Cloud" Multiple servers throughout the world. The ultimate in serving up fast pages. Look into Amazon they may offer Web-hosting, don't know their specific size requirements. Whenever you are used a shared account things are bound to get slow. As you start getting into business class servers you share the virtual space with fewer participants which can help in creating less traffic jams on the server. Just my 2-cents
      Thanks for your comments. I'm gradually learning about this stuff

      Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author rasel786
    I think wp-super-cache plugin is the best for wp site load faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxibrian
    W3TotalCache will be helpfull in your case
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  • Profile picture of the author adammarley
    It's like taking a snapshot of your blog, deactivating it and activating after the changes will take a new snapshot.. .
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