Faster load websites

October 12, 2013 1.5k views
Hi All, I run a Wordpress website. I want it make faster load. But DO is running on SSD. Does it matter if i install APC on Apache and or do this in combination with W3 Total Cache Plugin? The SSD is this flash drive fast enough and is it not needed to install APC and/or W3TC? Greets Peter
4 Answers
You should install APC and W3TC/similar even if you're running on SSD.
If you want WordPress to load faster, dump Apache in favor of Nginx, e.g. How To Install Wordpress, Nginx, PHP, and Varnish on Ubuntu 12.04.

Also, I would agree w/Kamal that W3 Total Cache will increase performance, despite your site running on SSDs.
by Etel Sverdlov
Varnish is an HTTP accelerator and a useful tool for speeding up a server, especially during a times when there is high traffic to a site. It works by redirecting visitors to static pages whenever possible and only drawing on the server itself if there is a need for an active process. This tutorial covers installing wordpress on a LEMP stack (with nginx instead of apache), and then installing varnish.
Thanks... So APC uninstall and install Varnish, otherwise i have 2 cache applications running
You want both APC + Varnish.

Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is an opcode cache for PHP. Its goal is to provide a framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. Varnish Cache, on the other hand, is a web application accelerator; also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy.
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