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Full Site Delivery
Cache and deliver entire HTML documents from a CDN.
Eliminate render-blocking CSS
Transfer render-blocking CSS to the HTTP body to eliminate additional HTTP calls.
Lazy Load Google Maps
Defer the loading of map resources until they are needed.
REST API Caching
Enable server-side caching for REST API responses.
WebP Image Conversions
Convert images to WebP for smaller file sizes.
Fine-tune performance further by analyzing your cache hit rates.
Purge Cache Logs
Save server resources from rebuilding cache by knowing exactly what is purging cache.
Optimize Website Performance with Powerful Caching Techniques
W3 Total Cache empowers your website with a comprehensive suite of caching options to accelerate page load times, reduce server load, and deliver an exceptional user experience. By leveraging various caching techniques, you can unlock the full potential of your WordPress site. Let’s explore the different types of caching offered by W3 Total Cache:
Compare W3 Total Cache Features
|Automatically prime the page cache|
|Rest API Caching|
|Disable Rest API|
|Eliminate render-blocking CSS by moving it to HTTP body|
|Lazy Load Images|
|Lazy Load Google Maps|
|Disable wp-embed script|
|Disable jquery-migrate on the front-end|
|Run PageSpeed Tests|
|Purge cache logs|
|Import / export settings|
|User agent groups|
|Genesis Framework Optimizations|
|WebP Image Conversion||Limited||Unlimited|
- Caching of (minified and compressed) pages and posts in memory or on disk or on (FSD) CDN (by user agent group)
- Caching of feeds (site, categories, tags, comments, search results) in memory or on disk or on CDN
- Caching of search results pages (i.e. URIs with query string variables) in memory or on disk
- Caching of database objects in memory or on disk
- Caching of objects in memory or on disk
- Caching of fragments in memory or on disk
- Caching methods include local Disk, Redis, Memcached, APC, APCu, eAccelerator, XCache, and WinCache
- Caching statistics for performance insights
- Respective caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents including theme switching for groups of referrers or user agents
- Browser caching using cache-control, future expire headers and entity tags (ETag) with “cache-busting”
- WP-CLI support for cache purging, query string updating and more
- Minification of posts and pages and feeds
- Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party CSS (with automated updates)
WebP Image Conversion
- WebP images are smaller than JPG or PNG, so your webpage will load faster
- Convert all your images at once, or select specific ones
- Choose to auto-convert images as they are uploaded to your Media Library
- Compatible with shared hosting, virtual private / dedicated servers and dedicated servers / clusters
- Transparent content delivery network (CDN) management with Media Library, theme files and WordPress itself
- Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support
- Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
- Import post attachments directly into the Media Library (and CDN)
- Various security features
- Extension framework for customization or extensibility e.g. New Relic, Cloudflare, WPML and more
- Reverse proxy integration via Nginx or Varnish
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to flush the cache every time I update WordPress?
It depends on what part of your WordPress website you are updating. When installing or removing plugins we recommend purging the cache. If you are doing general website work with pages or posts, there is no need.
How does licensing work with WordPress Multisite?
Each WordPress installation needs a unique W3 Total Cache license. Since Multisite is a single install, you’ll only need one license for your network of subdomains.
What CDNs does W3 Total Cache work with?
W3 Total Cache will work with any CDN, including Amazon CloudFront, Highwinds, LimeLight, MaxCDN, RackSpace CDN, Stackpath, BunnyCDN, KeyCDN, plus many more. Keep in mind the subscription to your CDN service and W3 Total Cache Pro are separate. Here are a few guides to help with setup:
WordPress Core has lazy loading, do I need Total Cache lazy loading?
Since the WordPress 5.5 release, the tag loading=”lazy” is automatically added to images. However, you should still use Lazy Loading with W3 Total Cache.
How does W3 Total Cache work with my page builder?
W3 Total Cache is compatible with all page builders. Below are guides for some popular page builders.
Is Total Cache guaranteed to make my site faster?
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if the pro features do not provide the results you are looking for.