[sc:wpcloud]W3 Total Cache is an outstanding WordPress plugin. It’s free and provides a tremendous performance optimization for your site. You can learn more about W3 Total Cache at its plugin site. Log in to your WordPress administration page at http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin using the username and password you configured during setup. Select Plugins -> Add New from […]
Category: 06 Optimization
[sc:wpcloud]Depending on the complexity of your WordPress theme, performance can actually be quite slow on AWS. That’s where Varnish can make a tremendous difference. Varnish is a cache which stores copies of pages for users that aren’t logged in (most aren’t). When requests come in to your server, Varnish returns these pre-built pages instantly rather […]
Activating Amazon CloudFront
What is a CDN? [sc:wpcloud]The goal of a Content Delivery Network (CDN) service is to deliver your static content quickly and affordably worldwide. The CDN stores your files locally on its servers around the world – delivering bits to your site visitors more quickly through geographic proximity and other optimizations. W3 Total Cache’s integration with […]
Configuring W3 Total Cache
Read our complete guide to installing and configuring W3 Total Cache.
Using Amazon CloudFront CDN
Read our guide to activating Amazon’s CloudFront content delivery network (CDN).
Installing Varnish Cache
Read our guide to optimizing WordPress with Varnish Cache.
WordPress Performance Optimization [sc:wpcloud]If you use a managed host, there won’t be as much to do to optimize your WordPress site. If you self-host, there’s a lot that you need to do. Caching and Scaling If your site receives thousands of requests, WordPress will struggle to build each page dynamically for each reader. It’s best […]