About Yazan Al-Sheikhly

Entrepreneur, leader and self-proclaimed chef. Educated in Waterloo, Ontario - BSc in Computer Science and BBA (Business Administration). Founded a cloud computing company in 2007 and co-founded other high-tech ventures.Waterloo is the northern Silicon Valley where the technical talent is flourishing and the start-up atmosphere is explosive. Connect with me!

Enhance your WordPress W3 Total Cache Performance with APC

Installing APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Can Enhance your WordPress W3 Total Cache Performance This option really depends on the environment you’re hosted in and what kind of pages you’re serving. Typically, most websites are hosted in a virtual environment like our managed domains but may not have similar disk, CPU or memory resources that we deploy. If you have a good amount of CPU (1.5+ CPU cores) and 2 GB or more of RAM then I would recommend testing this method out. Test out the APC Method to Determine if It Does Enhance W3 Total Cache Performance We install APC (Alternative PHP Cache) on the cloud servers to allow the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin better work its magic for high traffic WordPress blogs. The result is more pages, images and web components are cached in memory for quicker response times to the end user. When your WordPress website receives an influx of traffic, it's much faster for the server to retrieve that data from memory than disk - this is typically the source of bottlenecks for the majority of WordPress Sites. Installing APC (Alternative PHP Cache) using WHM Control Panel Our managed cloud server clients can log into their WHM control panel to install this package very quickly or contact us to have it installed by our staff: Log in to WHM as root. Click on Software. Click on Module Installers Click the Manage link in the PHP Pecl row Search for ‘APC’ Click the Install link under the Action column next to the APC Module Name (description is Alternative PHP Cache). Once that has been configured by the control panel, restart Apache by clicking on Restart HTTP (Apache) [...]

Optimize Your WordPress Website – Make your Website Load Faster

Optimize Your WordPress Website in Minutes In order to optimize your WordPress website, you need to cache as much as you can for your website to load faster! Caching is the mechanism where the server pre-loads your data onto disk or memory to load your website quicker and faster for your visitors. As you scale and receive higher traffic numbers, caching becomes extremely important to optimize your WordPress! Optimized VS Unoptimized WordPress Uncached WordPress Website Document Complete Fully Loaded Load Time First Byte Start Render Speed Index Requests Bytes In Time Requests Bytes In First View 10.071s 2.595s 6.192s 6439 103 2,981 KB 11.692s 106 2,985 KB Repeat View 4.436s 1.121s 2.893s 2910 12 330 KB 5.095s 12 413 KB Optimized WordPress Website (Cached with W3 Total Cache) Document Complete Fully Loaded Load Time First Byte Start Render Speed Index Requests Bytes In Time Requests Bytes In First View 5.211s 0.398s 2.992s 3114 102 1,651 KB 5.823s 103 1,652 KB Repeat View 3.693s 0.136s 2.817s 2865 10 41 KB 5.072s 11 124 KB Install WordPress Caching Plugin – W3 Total Cache is the Best We have worked with all the popular WordPress caching plugins – WP Super Cache, WP Fastest Cache and W3 Total Cache. This does vary from site to site but the majority of the time W3 Total Cache comes out on top and often the plugin we configure for our managed cloud server clients. Optimizing WordPress isn't the same for every site but W3 Total Cache is a safe bet that will optimize your WordPress website. From the WordPress Admin interface: [...]

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