Top 5 Best WordPress Caching Plugins to make your site faster 2016

When someone visits one of your WordPress pages, they need to request a lot of information from your web host. This contributes to your total page loading time. Your internet experience is only as fast as the websites you visit, although we all know that the best websites are also the ones with the quickest load times. A slow website makes for a terrible user experience and not to mention the impact that it is likely to have on your search engine rankings. There are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however installing a caching plugin for your WordPress website will have the biggest effective on your page loading times. This can reduce your page loading time significantly so you could see an improvement in overall website performance immediately.

WordPress is a great, but once you dress it up with a fancy theme and some plugins, it has the tendency to act like a diesel engine. WordPress is dynamic, whilst this helps keep your website up to date and live, it also slows down your site significantly. As a database powered platform, WordPress retrieve files in the form of CSS, images and JavaScript dynamically. This means that it requests fresh information about a page every time a visitor views a page. That’s when caching plugin comes into the game to help making your website run much faster.

A caching plugin can dramatically effect better site load times. Typically when you access any website, you request information from their servers. Caching plugins address this issue by creating a static version of your content and delivering it to visitors.

In this article, I would like to show you a few plugins that can help speed up your WordPress site.

W3 Total Cache

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W3 Total Cache allows easy web performance optimization using caching for browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support. The framework is trusted by many users, from individuals to large company, to have improve user experience and page speed greatly. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network integration.

WP Super Cache

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The WP Super Cache plugin clears completely the necessary cache, directly from the admin menu. It is currently available in English and Spanish. In the languages folder are the necessary files to translate this plugin to other languages. You are able to clear the cache completely directly from the admin menu with this plugin.

Comet Cache

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Comet Cache speeds up your site with an intelligent and easy-to-use cache. Specifically, Comet Cache takes a real-time snapshot, thus building a cache of every page, post, category, link, etc. These snapshots are then stored intuitively, so they can be referenced later, in order to save all of that processing time that has been dragging your site down and costing you precious customer and maintenance money. The Comet Cache plugin uses configuration options that you select from the options panel. There are options to control the automatic cache clearing behavior for home and posts page, author page, category, tag, and custom term archives, custom post type archives, RSS/RDF/ATOM feeds, and XML sitemaps.

Gator Cache

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Gator Cache provides an easy to manage page cache for WordPress as it will automatically updates new and updated content in your cache. This keeps your website fresh while adding the superior speed advantage of a cache. It will also automaticcally update the cache when comments are approved and posted on to the website. It is compatible with WooCommerce even though it won’t cache mini-cart in page. It also works well with bbPress as it updates when topics, replies, etc are added. With WordPress HTTPS it will cache pages secured by the plugin when applicable.

Simple Cache

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Simple Cache makes your site run very fast so you can handle lots of traffic after an easy installation. It enables gzip compression. And if you find yourself in needed of an advanced mode, it is available that will automatically setup Batcache and Memcached/Redis for you.

I'm a WordPress developer and product designer living in Ukraine. First study to code and design 5 years ago. Love programming front end and learn new technology.

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