What plugins do you use for WP cache & optimization?

Hello everyone,

I bought a webhosting package from NetCup few days ago. I found they use Apache as server and Nginx as proxy.

I only have experience on Litespeed or OpenLiteSpeed, LSCache is just perfect on Litespeed server. But on Apache server I have no idea.

There are so many cache & optimization plugins to choose. What plugins do you choose for WordPress optimization?

Thanks!

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  • Best optimization plugin is not to use Wordpress and Apache in the first place, but static generated content and nginx.

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    I'm more of a LAMP (yeah, web 1.0) guy because I can't debug 200 nginx configs concatted together quite as easily as Debian's Apache layout. I still prefer to avoid WordPress.

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  • @WSS said: I'm more of a LAMP (yeah, web 1.0) guy because I can't debug 200 nginx configs concatted together quite as easily as Debian's Apache layout. I still prefer to avoid WordPress.

    Thanks. What platform do you recommend for simple blog?

  • lentrolentro Hosting Provider

    WordPress: Perhaps any caching system would be better than none

    W3 Total Cache has worked for me in the past, same with WP fastest cache

    And don't forget a CDN like CloudFlare for edge static asset caching

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  • WP Autoptimize and and that full page cache plugin that I cant remember the name for... worked well for me.

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  • WSSWSS Retired

    @Yee said:

    @WSS said: I'm more of a LAMP (yeah, web 1.0) guy because I can't debug 200 nginx configs concatted together quite as easily as Debian's Apache layout. I still prefer to avoid WordPress.

    Thanks. What platform do you recommend for simple blog?

    For dynamic content, I like TextPattern. For something simple, I'd suggest https://www.htmly.com/ or https://ghost.org/

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  • Thanks everyone here for your generous help! :3

  • Try Small Themes of WP's file than for plugin
    Pretty standard using
    WP fastest cache
    wp optimize
    Autoptimize


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  • @d2itsme said: Try Small Themes of WP's file than for plugin

    I am now using Penscratch 2 by Automattic, really simple and clean theme for Blogging.
    https://wordpress.com/theme/penscratch-2

  • @Yee said:

    @d2itsme said: Try Small Themes of WP's file than for plugin

    I am now using Penscratch 2 by Automattic, really simple and clean theme for Blogging.
    https://wordpress.com/theme/penscratch-2

    It's pretty light triple 2 Kb file, almost same with mine.

  • _MS__MS_ OG
    edited April 7

    Theme: GeneratePress or Astra or Neve.
    Caching: W3 Total Cache (best option for a VPS) or WP Fastest Cache (for Shared)
    Code Optimization: Autoptimize or FVM or Cloudflare (Free)
    Database Optimizatiom: WP-Optimize (not needed on a brand new WordPress site)
    CDN: Cloudflare (Free) or Statically (Free, New) or BunnyCDN (paid)
    DNS, SSL, & WAF: Cloudflare (Free)

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  • I only use Redis Object Cache plugin for my site. It's working fine!

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  • MikePTMikePT Hosting ProviderOGServices Provider

    WP Supercache is terrific.

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    Wp fastest cache + Cloudflare will do a great job for us :) check all options which are available in wp fastest cache free version settings
    Add site in cloudflare
    Enable optimisation for html,css,js one by one after that check the website properly if its working fine simply on the rocket loader and boommm check the website speed it will be 2x more then before
    However for better understanding the speed concept use gtmatrix waterflow test it will tells u the proper game which u need to play

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  • Check out Swift Lite too!

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  • personally I dont use plugin but fastcgi and redis cache

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  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Hosting ProviderOG

    Get rid of any plugins you don't need, and optimise the theme is the best way. If after all that you need caching, use varnish/nginx if possible.

    More plugins = more to do. Wordpress isn't that's slow if set up correctly - but too many people use a separate plugin for every little bit of functionality on the site.

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @WSS said:

    Thanks. What platform do you recommend for simple blog?

    For dynamic content, I like TextPattern. For something simple, I'd suggest https://www.htmly.com/ or https://ghost.org/

    Great news. htmly project looks to have seen some activvity after a 4 year break. They released a new version earlier this month.
    https://github.com/danpros/htmly

  • @MikePT said:
    WP Supercache is terrific.

    I agree. It is pretty nice and doesn't require a lot of tweaking.

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  • Intelpentium0Intelpentium0 Hosting Provider

    I use the one with cheetah (wp fastest cache) after trying almost every other cache plugins.
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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited June 13

    @Intelpentium0 said:
    I use the one with cheetah (wp fastest cache) after trying almost every other cache plugins.
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  • Mostly what others have already written.
    WP Fastest Cache is good.
    W3TC is a pain to configure to work as good as possible, but when/if you do, it might be even better (if not configured properly, it might be slower).
    My 2c on WP caching plugins.

    And I used WP-Optimize, worked fine, though many recommend Autooptimize (haven't tried it).

    Cloudflare doesn't hurt, especially if configured properly.

    Having said all that, LiteSpeed is by far the fastest and easiest to use/configure. By so much that I would rather pay a bit more for a hosting that does offer a LiteSpeed server.

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  • all it depends on the nature of your WP site. For news and blog style with less programming logic, use WP Super Cache and enable page pre-load. This will create static html base on schedule.

    W3TC has too many options to config, can easily messed up with css and JS. For site with many plugin and code logic, I prefer standard fastcgi cache + Autoptimize. I prefer to use Autoptimize for JS and CSS optimization, much simpler than W3TC.

    I also use Optimus, free image optimization plugin to reduce image size.

  • edited June 13

    @mca5701 said:
    all it depends on the nature of your WP site. For news and blog style with less programming logic, use WP Super Cache and enable page pre-load. This will create static html base on schedule.

    W3TC has too many options to config, can easily messed up with css and JS. For site with many plugin and code logic, I prefer standard fastcgi cache + Autoptimize. I prefer to use Autoptimize for JS and CSS optimization, much simpler than W3TC.

    I also use Optimus, free image optimization plugin to reduce image size.

    I prefer doing the image optimization manually. Why?

    • It doesn't require one more WordPress plugin. The fewer plugins, the better, generally speaking - so I use only those that are really needed, that really help. Either by saving hours of coding, or too much work/hassle when creating content.
    • It gives me more control. For example: things like computer interface screenshots give both smaller files and clearer images if saved as PNG, with the smallest number of colours that works for the intended picture (ranging from 2-5 to about 100). While photos usually work best as JPG. Most (all) plugins can't first check what gives the smallest/best quality output, then do the work.

    My 2c on image compression, and optimization.

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  • @bikegremlin said:

    @mca5701 said:
    all it depends on the nature of your WP site. For news and blog style with less programming logic, use WP Super Cache and enable page pre-load. This will create static html base on schedule.

    W3TC has too many options to config, can easily messed up with css and JS. For site with many plugin and code logic, I prefer standard fastcgi cache + Autoptimize. I prefer to use Autoptimize for JS and CSS optimization, much simpler than W3TC.

    I also use Optimus, free image optimization plugin to reduce image size.

    I prefer doing the image optimization manually. Why?

    • It doesn't require one more WordPress plugin. The fewer plugins, the better, generally speaking - so I use only those that are really needed, that really help. Either by saving hours of coding, or too much work/hassle when creating content.
    • It gives me more control. For example: things like computer interface screenshots give both smaller files and clearer images if saved as PNG, with the smallest number of colours that works for the intended picture (ranging from 2-5 to about 100). While photos usually work best as JPG. Most (all) plugins can't first check what gives the smallest/best quality output, then do the work.

    My 2c on image compression, and optimization.

    Thanks for pointing out. Yes, as long as the resource (personnel) is available, doing image opt manually is better.

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