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    W3 Total Cache

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    W3 Total Cache is a caching plugin which is well known for its ability to optimize site performance & speed.

    Features

    • Page Cache
    • Database Cache
    • Browser Cache
    • Object Cache
    • Search Results Caching
    • CDN integration
    • HTTP compression
    • Compress HTML, CSS & Javascript

    Statistics

    0% CPU USAGE
    5.14 MB MEMORY USAGE
    0.0196 sec LOAD TIME

    Support

    Developer Frederick Townes wrote a detailed F.A.Q. which more or less covers all the aspect of this plugin. Better look into the F.A.Q. before jumping on to the support forum. By the time we reviewed this plugin we observed only 17 of 372 support threads have been resolved in the last two months.

    Plugin ver- 0.9.4       WordPress ver- 3.9.1       Tested on 13 May, 2014
    System configuration: 1 core processsor, Memory - 512mb, 20gb SSD Disk

    W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing load times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.

    The only web host agnostic Web Performance Optimization (WPO) framework for WordPress trusted by millions of publishers, web developers, and web hosts worldwide for more than a decade.

    An inside look:

    BENEFITS

    • Improvements in search engine result page rankings, especially for mobile-friendly websites and sites that use SSL
    • At least 10x improvement in overall site performance (Grade A in WebPagetest or significant Google Page Speed improvements) when fully configured
    • Improved conversion rates and “site performance” which affect your site’s rank on Google.com
    • “Instant” repeat page views: browser caching
    • Optimized progressive render: pages start rendering quickly and can be interacted with more quickly
    • Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages
    • Improved web server performance; sustain high traffic periods
    • Up to 80% bandwidth savings via minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds

    KEY FEATURES

    • Compatible with shared hosting, virtual private / dedicated servers and dedicated servers / clusters
    • Transparent content delivery network (CDN) management with Media Library, theme files and WordPress itself
    • Mobile support: respective caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents including theme switching for groups of referrers or user agents
    • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
    • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support
    • Caching of (minified and compressed) pages and posts in memory or on disk or on (FSD) CDN (by user agent group)
    • Caching of (minified and compressed) CSS and JavaScript in memory, on disk or on CDN
    • Caching of feeds (site, categories, tags, comments, search results) in memory or on disk or on CDN
    • Caching of search results pages (i.e. URIs with query string variables) in memory or on disk
    • Caching of database objects in memory or on disk
    • Caching of objects in memory or on disk
    • Caching of fragments in memory or on disk
    • Caching methods include local Disk, Redis, Memcached, APC, APCu, eAccelerator, XCache, and WinCache
    • Minification of posts and pages and feeds
    • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party JavaScript (with automated updates)
    • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party CSS (with automated updates)
    • Browser caching using cache-control, future expire headers and entity tags (ETag) with “cache-busting”
    • JavaScript grouping by template (home page, post page etc) with embed location control
    • Non-blocking JavaScript embedding
    • Import post attachments directly into the Media Library (and CDN)
    • WP-CLI support for cache purging, query string updating and more
    • Various security features
    • Caching statistics for performance insights
    • Extension framework for customization or extensibility e.g. New Relic, Cloudflare, WPML and more
    • Reverse proxy integration via Nginx or Varnish

    Improve the user experience for your readers without having to change WordPress, your theme, your plugins or how you produce your content.

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    Please reach out to all of these people and support their projects if you’re so inclined.

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    Ratings4.3
    Votes4,278
    Downloads17,632,316
    Last Updated3 Days ago
    Published10 years ago

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