Nobody likes to wait, not even for a webpage. We, internet users want everything fast. Within few seconds, site should be displayed or else we click on the “X” button and search for a faster site. Website creators, mainly bloggers, should think of something that can satisfy our needs.
With over 900,000 blog posts published every day, competition for bloggers is increasing day by day. Providing a faster website with a high load time will definitely provide you leverage (if you are a blogger). Now the most common and obvious method that is being used to encounter a slow-loading webpage is caching. In one sentence “caching is a simple process which stores a website’s content when accessed by a first user, and then displays these stored contents to subsequent website visitors.” Believe me when I say that caching increases your loading speed to up to 50-200 percentage than normal speed.
Here are some exciting WordPress cache plugins to help you achieve more than “200 percent”.
DB Cache Reloaded Fix is an altered version of DB Cache Reloaded. Instead of storing the pages in cache, plugin caches the SQL queries on your database for faster loading of your website. Database query caching will optimize most of the sites. This plugin is the newest WordPress cache plugin available in the market. Therefore it has not been tested by most of the WordPress users.
2. Hyper Cache:
Hyper Cache is the most popular WordPress cache plugin available in the market. This plugin is effective for websites which have a shared host, and also for those which have above average traffic. The configuration settings are simple and are very easy to use. Hyper Cache supports cache autoclean on configurable time interval along with redirects and 404 caching. The working and efficiency of the plugin is simply fantastic.
Hyper Cache extended is an extended version of Hyper Cache WordPress cache plugin. It offers a number of features which includes 404-error page caching, mobile devices and various compression options. This plugin is extremely powerful in mobile devices support.
4. Quick Cache:
Quick Cache was designed by Primo Themes. It has an extremely easy to use interface. Quick Cache has a list of strong and impressive features which includes the ability to disable caching for logged-in users and for the users who have just posted a comment. This plugin can be very useful if you have an interactive traffic.
W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular and one of the oldest WordPress Cache plugins. It is used by some of the world’s most popular WordPress powered blogs. This plugin can drastically increase the loading time of your blog. It offers you an army of options for faster loading. It also empower you customize other site optimization features such as source code minification and integration with Content Delivery Network.
The admin interface is a bit confusing. If you don’t understand the settings, then better leave it untouched because the plugin works quite well at default settings.
This plugin can do all the functions- from database caching to page caching.
WP- Cache is one of the earlier WordPress cache plugins which was available in the market. It enables you to specify the posts, pages and files which should be cached. This plugin is simple and very easy to use with the only problem that this one is not updated as frequently as other plugins.
WP File Cache plugin has a different approach as compared to other plugins. Instead of caching an entire page, this plugin caches only static parts of the page. This plugin does not improve the performance or the load time of a webpage. It is best suited for sites which generate high amount of traffic. For users who want complete control over which portions of a web page should (and shouldn’t) be cached, this plugin is an option.
WP Green Cache is just a simple WordPress Cache Plugin which generates static HTML files of a WordPress site’s content. Timeout settings are provided for cached pages and auto-clean frequency of cached files.
WP Super Cache displays static HTML pages to most of your website’s visitors. This plugin works wonders if your site generates a lot of traffic when you are hosted by an underpowered server. WP Super Cache can cache some of the WordPress plugins to improve site’s performance.