W3 total cache vs. WP Super Cache

by cbnet
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Do you recommend using such plugins?

If yes, which one of these two would you recommend? W3 total cache or WP Super Cache
#cache #super #total
  • Profile picture of the author andreiluca
    It depends on how much traffic do you have but yes, I do recommend a caching plugin.
    W3 Total Cache can be powerful but requires some knowledge, Super Cache is great for most sites. You can also try Quick Cache.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhinocl
      Before deciding check with your host. Some of them have been known to shut down sites that use one they don't like (you could probably configure it in a way to please them)
      Also if you are using DAP or a membership plugin, or shopping cart or anything similar look through the documents and see if they have configuration recommendations for one of the two. It could be hard to set one up to work with these if there is no documentation for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Aaron H
        I'm using WP Fastest Cache on quite a few sites which is probably worth a look against the other two and very simple to set up, got some nice speed improvements from it, also was able turn off browser caching for an ecommerce site which was a bonus.
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      • Profile picture of the author ravijayagopal
        I agree with rhinocl.

        Basically, if you are using a membership plugin like DAP (disclosure: I'm the founder/co-developer), regardless of which cache plugin you are using, be sure to "white-list" the member pages. That's because the whole premise of a membership site is to show different content to different members - paid, free, different levels, affiliates, etc.

        So white-list just the member's area pages, and the rest can be cached and served up fast.

        Here's our documentation link that shows you the settings for WP Super Cache and how to white-list the member pages.

        See Cache Plugin Setup

        All cache plugins have a way to white-list or exclude pages, so just check yours to see how to do it.

        Originally Posted by rhinocl View Post

        Also if you are using DAP or a membership plugin, or shopping cart or anything similar look through the documents and see if they have configuration recommendations for one of the two. It could be hard to set one up to work with these if there is no documentation for it.
        - Ravi Jayagopal
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  • Profile picture of the author WPcrew
    Both plugins are great, but both require VPS or Dedicated hosting in order to use full power and potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author cbnet
    I am using shared hosting from Hostgator. Should I use W3 total cache.
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