WP Super Cache is one of the best plugins available for WordPress website caching. If you are a beginner just start by installing WP Super Cache keeping all the recommendations. The default configurations are enough to give your website a boost but it also comes with many advanced options, which are for advanced users. Here is that secret setting which helps you to boost your website performance.
Why Should I Need WP Super Cache Plugin?
It will be best to set up WP Super Cache plugin after you know why you need Super Cache plugin and what are the benefits of this plugin. When it comes to cache plugins know that it is important in google’s eyes to increase the page load or performance of website. Here is a simple example which helps you to understand how its works.
Suppose you share an article on your social media fan pages which have thousands of likes – there is no need to generate a particular server request for each visitor. More likely it will request one time & responds the same static page to all visitors who come from your social media page.
WP Super Cache makes static html files of your WordPress website which is generally a dynamic type. Now instead of serving more expensive & comparatively heavier PHP scripts, your web server will serve the generated static html files. The generated static html files are served to those users who have not commented on your blog or not logged in.
Every blogger has different experience so you can change the settings according to your choice. I am sharing the settings which works for most of types of WordPress websites. I will show the settings from scratch.
How to Configure WP Super Cache?
#1 Install WP Super Cache & Activate it.
#2 Go to Settings > WP Super Cache.
#3 Click on Easy Tab & select option Caching On which is recommended by author & click on Update status.
#4 Now click on Advanced tab where you will see lots of options but no need to change all of them. Just use the below image & select the options as it is & click on Update Status.
#5 To rewrite rules scroll down the Advance Settings page & click on Update Mod_Rewrite Rules button.
#6 In same page keep options clear or uncheck all in Mobile Prefixes.
#7 In Expiry Time & Garbage Collection change the Cache Timeout to 18000 seconds & Timer to 3600 seconds. Scroll down & click on Change Expiration.
#8 Now click on Contents tab & select Delete Cache.
These are the basic settings which are compatible with all types of WordPress websites. If you have a question or face any problems then feel free to share your thoughts.