The complete W3 Total Cache setup Guide. Here I will discuss both advances and beginner settings. W3 total cache setting list is really long. Sometimes it become difficult for users to handle them. In my guide I will help you getting familiar with them.
Remember that Google has said that, they also consider the page loading time as important factor in ranking any website or web page on result pages.
We all know that WordPress servers dynamic content. So creating their cache files and serving them, not only reduces your bandwidth consumption, but also increase the speed of website. This plugin also come with built in support for CDN ( Content Delivery Network ) and for also Cloudflare specifically.
With the help of content delivery network, we decrease the page load time to much smaller levels. So lets get into action.
Beginners : W3 Total Cache Settings
- Get into your admin page
- Then move to Plugins page
- Then click on ” Add New “
- Search for W3 Total Cache.
- Click on install link
So we have successfully installed our plugin. Lets move with the settings
- Click on Performance.
- Now you have to select : Page cache, Minify, Browser Cache ( Don’t select database )
- And then scroll to top of the page and then click Disable from the pop up button.
You have just successfully activate you caching. But you setting aren’t powerful. With W3 Total cache you can do lot of more. Wanna know real advanced settings then read below :
W3 Total Cache Advanced Setup Guide
From the Page cache method select ” Disk : Enhanced ”
For Minify lest the setting be default
Don’t select Database cache unless your blog receives millions of visitors every day. Database cache reduce the load time but will speed up sites which receives lots of visitors everyday.
For Object cache methods should be ” Disk ”
Content Delivery Network : Now this is important, if you have CDN service then you can select the option. If you have any then follow these steps :
- Now move to CDN page.
- Over their you have to add the CNAME of your in CDN.
- If you use any kind of content delivery network which is listed in the list of W3 Total Cache then chose them, or if you use any other like CDN77
like me, then just select generic mirror.
- If you have cloudflare account then add the details or if you don’t have it then just leave it and just unselect it. Cloudflare will help you make your blog much faster than ever before and its free to use too.
Page Cache Advanced Settings :
Check out the images for better understanding :
Never select the SSL request, unless you want your secured pages on web.
Garbage Collection Interval : Over here you have to add the time interval in seconds. I have added 28800 seconds, and its 6 hours. So after every six hour caches will be deleted and will be regenerated. You can select any time. If you have too busy blog, then select 1 hour. ! hour will be 3600 seconds.
Object Setup :
Over here also we have to add the custom time stamps. Its always suggested to keep both object and Page cache garbage collection time as same. This is the only required area in the page.
Over here also you have to just change the garbage time. Select the time which you need. You can select the different time interval as that of page and object cache.
Browser Cache :
Over here you don’t need to alter any thing. All the settings are perfect. You just need to select ” Set expires header “. This option enables the host based browser caching. This will improve your pageload time to even greater level.
Minify Settings :
This is really very important for every one. This process compress your Static HTMl, Java scripts and CSS files. Just select what is listed below.
HTML & XML
- Inline CSS
- Inline JS
- Line Break Removal
- Preserved comment removal
- Line break removal
- Preserved comment removal
Implement these simple tips and they will make you help you boost your page speed. I wish my w3 total cache setup guide was helpful for you. Please leave your suggestions.