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W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache? which one would you choose and why?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by krilin50, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. krilin50

    krilin50 Regular Member

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    Hi Everyone!

    I have been using WP Super Cache for a while but my site is becoming a bit slow when loading up. So I would like to get peoples experience on WP.

    which one would you choose W3 Total Cache or WP Super Cache? and most importantly, why?

    Obviously, I would like a fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files while improving site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
     
  2. Kiopa_Matt

    Kiopa_Matt Registered Member

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    From what I've noticed, most people use W3 Total Cache.
     
  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Up until recently Ive only used Super cache.. but Im not happy with the load times in two recent installs so im going to try total cache on them and i'll let you know if theres an improvement
     
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    for large WP sites (30.000+ pages) on hostgator VPS WP Super Cache is best solution for me

    hxxp://blog.tigertech.net/posts/use-wp-super-cache/

    and possibly think about something like this

    hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PHP_accelerator
     
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    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Good thread!
     
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    W3 Total Cache is the way to go.
     
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    Got tons of problems using total cache, it's incompatible with some plugins so i am using quick cache right now.
     
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  9. krilin50

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    Hi guys!

    Thanks a lot for sharing, i have removed WP super cache and replaced it with W3 Total Cache. It looks marginally better but not what I was expecting. It might be the case that my type of account I have with my hosting provider is not that great.

    I will be reviewing it in the coming weeks and sharing it here with you guys. It would be great if you could sharing your feedback

    thanks

    regards
     
  10. jstorm

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    Dittos - using Quick cache now, too and loving it. Hassle free, which I really need! Had trouble with the other two.
     
  11. TheRenegade

    TheRenegade Newbie

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    I would certainly never use WP Super Cache anymore.

    Lots of settings, could never get it to work optimally on my hosting (only half-cache mode), and there was a time when I couldn't delete the plugin because the deletion process caused errors.

    I go with Hyper Cache these days. It's delightfully simple to use (you just turn it on) and, as far as I can see, does a really good job!

    I also used to use DB Cache Reloaded in conjunction with Hyper Cache. But DB Cache Reloaded is not longer updated and got broken when WP updated. Even the DB Cache Reloaded Fix gave me some trouble.

    So I ditched it and am on Hyper Cache only.