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There are no doubt a lot of factors at play when talking Wordpress performance optimization. Implementing a caching plugin and a CDN are certainly great options for accelerating your site speed. A CDN will help speed up your static content globally, will help with scalability, among many other things. A caching plugin will generate a static HTML file of ...


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As Antony Gibbs noted the caching plugin will work best if you have rarely updated content. This is in my experience a key factor to caching tools. As for using a CDN, I use Cloud Flare on a few of my busier sites and the analytics screen from Cloud Flare regularly shows that I save an average bandwidth anywhere between 30%-60% depending on the type of ...


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If your content is rarely updated and that you have configured a caching solution to have what is commonly called a 'supercache'. This means that ounce a page is cached, next call to that page will return a static content, without requiring a call to a php interpreter. Even on a cheap hosting, you can hold some huge traffic (over 1000 hits/s) and your next ...


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In nearly all of the case WP doesn't participate in serving static files. Its rewrite rules are typically configured to ignore them and let web server handle. Otherwise overhead of firing up PHP engine and WP core for each static request would be incredibly taxing. As such there is no mechanism in WP to deal with caching issues for static files (outside of ...



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