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Wordpress Faster caching method?

Discussion in 'Blogs & CMS usage' started by pamamolf, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. rdan

    rdan Well-Known Member

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    So your using this on Live Website?
    How much traffic did you got?
    I manage two large WP site.
    3K and 5K users per seconds based on Google Analytics and WP Super Cache works great.
     
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    jeffwidman Active Member

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    I'm not doing this because I get tons of traffic, it's because I enjoy tweaking things and learning. There is a side benefit that using a faster caching method will have a lower "time-to-first-byte" which improves SEO, but that's mostly a byproduct. I cannot rationally justify spending this much time on it for purely traffic reasons--I just like doing it.
     
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  3. Daniel J. Lewis

    Daniel J. Lewis Award-winning podcaster and consultant

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    Since ffpc loads things into RAM, wouldn't that mean the server would need much more RAM than with WP Super Cache's method?

    For example, I'm currently on a 2 GB RAM VPS with Vultr. I'm running a WordPress multisite with 12 subsites (one of them with a really active bbPress forum), plus a few more single-site WP installations. This all runs beautifully with WP Super Cache and I'm only paying $15 per month. It seems like I would have to get more RAM to use a slightly faster method like ffpc.
     
  4. jeffwidman

    jeffwidman Active Member

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    That's an excellent point Daniel. Since all the content is text, it doesn't take up much space--the media files are still stored on disk. I suspect most of your sites are like mine with only a few hundred posts at most, and for those, I'd guess that 30-40 MB per site would cover it. But if you're running huge blogs or a ton of small blogs, then yeah, you'll start to run out of room. I recently worked on a blog that had 20K posts, and the posts database was <200 MB, so I'd guess the generated html that gets cached in memcache wouldn't be more than 2x-3x that depending on the Wordpress theme they're using.
     
  5. Daniel J. Lewis

    Daniel J. Lewis Award-winning podcaster and consultant

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    Yeah. I'm running a podcast network. One of the sites has a massive bbPress forum.

    For now, I'll stick to WP Super Cache as it's easy and working well without needing a lot of RAM.