Install and Setup WordPress Caching Using WP Super Cache
by Ishan Jain
One of the best way to optimizing your WordPress website and increase site speed is using a cache plugin. WordPress has many free and paid cache plugins.
WP Super Cache Plugin is used over more than 1 million websites.
WP Super Cache is a plugin used in WordPress that creates static HTML pages from dynamic WordPress site, which reduces the page loading time and less server resources.
Once static pages are generated, those pages are served to visitors. Its allow
This will allow your website to handle more simultaneous visitors and also typically loads much faster than without the caching plugin.
We recommend to use the cache plugin on the Shared hosting where there are many limitations, not using the cache plugin on huge traffic site will end up with server crash or slow website loading.
Best configuration setting for WP Super Cache:
1: Install and activate WP Super cache plugin: Go to WordPress dashboard -> click Plugins in left menu block -> Click Add New. Install WP Super cache or Download from here and upload it. After Installtion, click on the Activate Button to Activate the plugin.
2: Enable Cache: After Activation, go to WP Super Cache under Setting in the WordPress dashboard. Click on “Caching On” to enable caching and then click on “Update Status” to save it.
3: Click on Advance Tab on top and select the following setting:
- Check box next to “Cache hits to this website…”
- Select button next to “Use mod_rewrite to serve cached files”
- Check box next to “304 Not Modified browser caching”
- Check box next to “Don’t cache pages for known users”
- “Cache rebuilds” & “Extra homepage checks” should already be checked, leave them as it is.
- Enable “Mobile device support”.
- Select “Update Status” button.
4. Set Mod_Rewrite Rules
Then, scroll down and you will see a large yellow box, click “Update Mod_Rewrite Rules” in the yellow box.
5. Once you click the “Update Mod_Rewrite Rules” in the yellow box in the above screenshot, it will change to green and be labeled “Mod rewrites rules updated”.
6. Set Garbage Collection:
Scroll down to “Expiry Time & Garbage Collection” and enter “3600” in the box, then select “Change Expiration”.
7. Set Rejected User Agents:
It is recommended that you do not remove the default user agents from the list, to prevent bots from caching content and pages not normally seen by your visitors.
Hope this post will help you to optimize and reduce loading time of your website.