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WordPress Caching

Posted 14th August, 2019

We here at Stablepoint recommend to all of our clients, who are running WordPress to attach a caching mechanims to their website, as this helps out a lot with the general performance of it and the way it is handling requests.

In simple terms, Caching refers to the process of creating static versions of your content, and serving that to visitors . Static pages are generally rendered quickly in browsers. This leads to faster performance of your website.

Benefits of caching

There are a lot of benefits, when it comes to caching in Wordpress and here are the main ones:

1. First, it enhances the speed and performance of your whole website. The so called "Static cached files" load way quicker than the dynamic database queries, which then leads to faster and overall better performance.

2.Caching by all means help to reduce the load on the server, that you are using. This on the other hand helps you save server memory and I/O operations, that can be used, when the website is having more traffic.

3. In general, faster websites not only load quicker, but they also tend to get higher rankings in the Search Engines, such as Google. Again, the rankings themselves also depend on other bits and pieces, such as the quality of your content and the SEO Settings.

4. Last but not least, Cached websites offer a better user experience as a whole for the user, that has visited your website and it's interested in what you're offering or writing about.

Popular Caching Plugins for WordPress

WP Super Cache

This plugin is one of the most popular on the market, in fact, we do suggest to clients of ours to go for it, as it does have a lot of settings, that can be customized and it is user-friendly.
You can also make it work in sync with your CDN service. WP Super Cache is the one we recommend, if you are new to caching in WordPress and looking for a plugin that is under steady development.

W3 Total Cache

The W3 Total Cache is yet another plugin, that's extremely popular. The plugin comes with again with friendly interface and on top of being a caching plugin for static content, it can also cache your scripts + other additional tools for speeding up your website.

WP Fastest Cache

WP Fastest Cache is a caching plugin, that does the same as the rest, but it also generates static HTML pages of your website content, so that it can contribute even more to the load times. Now, this plugin also comes with GZIP Compression as a option, that will allow you to reduce the size of the files, which are sent to the server of yours.