Which WordPress Cache Plugin is Fastest?

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Zaki Usman

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    abel

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    W3 total cache is the best choice, I removed WP super cache, i didnt see any improvements.

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    Tharindu

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    Interesting results, I would like to know if test site was on a VPS or shaved server? I’ve heard bad things about W3 Total Cache on shared hosting.

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      Zaki Usman

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      It was on a shared server. Have you run any tests on a VPS with any plugins? How have your results compared?

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    Rauf

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    have tested W3 Total Cache but it breaks my theme
    i would love to know the theme name
    (i think its custom theme “v4-shoutex-steam”)

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      Zaki Usman

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      Try tweaking the minify settings — some themes have issues with it.

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    Marisa Wright

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    But surely most people have minified their code already? what would be the difference if you had?

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      Zaki Usman

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      This test didnt, because one of the plugins broke the theme if you minified. Cant say for sure how your tests results would be otherwise.

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    Trevor

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    This info was so helpful. Really to the point without a huge long rambling intro and great graphs. Even though W3 super cache is the most complicated plugin I’ve ever used your experiment made me realize that it’s worth learning how to use it.

    I just tested my site on Pingdom and it reports that my site now loads faster than 99% of all websites tested! Before it was only 42%. Thanks! 🙂

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      Zaki Usman

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      Glad to have helped :).

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    scott jones

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    I could never get W3 Total Cache to on my blog and yes it definitely due to user error 🙂 Been using Quick Cache for the last 2 months because it worked out of the box for me. Now my page loads anywhere from 2 seconds to 600 ms using Pingdom. Whereas before my site took at least a hard 5 seconds to load.

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