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W3 Total Cache Vs Wp Super Cache: Which Do You Love?

Posted on the 05 December 2013 by Babanature @proudlyonenaija

Do you know that cache plugin helps to reduce the load of our blog? That’s why Many bloggers love and use the w3 total cache and WP super cache as well because they are best at what they do. So today, we are going to talk about both plug-ins and what makes them top choice. But first, let’s jump back to memory lane shall we…

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I still remembered when I first got my blog

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. I never knew that aside from buying a host, I’d still be doing some tweaking to keep my blog alive, well and at its normal speed.

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I still remembered the first time I started getting more than 3000 visits per day; I almost got kicked out by my host because I was in the personal class and also eating their resource. But thank God the problem with my host ended after I installed the cache plugin

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. I still remember…

Caching is indeed essential to our blog’s growth, why? Because cache plug-in gives our blog speed, reduces the load of our blog and always make our blog available to end users. But do you know that some host providers offers inbuilt cache system to their customers (you)? If you’re in such hosting, then using extra cache plug-in will be a waste because you won’t have CPU or process Usage to worry about.

W3 Total Cache Vs Wp Super Cache: Which Do You Love?

On my today’s post, we shall discuss why we like this cache plug-in and how effective it’s working for you. Oh! And which do you prefer…

So now let’s starts with the Wp super cache features… I am not going to side any of the plug-ins because even if I do, you’ll be there to object, right?

Wp Super Cache:

How does the plug-in works? It simply generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. Looks easy right? No wonder millions of bloggers today use the Wp super cache because it is simple to set up and use.

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The plugin gives you the option to served cached files in 3 ways – Mod_Rewrite, PHP and Legacy caching. If you’re not tech inclined or you don’t know what you’re doing, enable the PHP mode and avoid the other two. But if you’re those advanced users, Mod_Rewrite will be your best pick (according to its developers)

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Now let’s go see why bloggers truly love the wp super cache…

It gives you the below options

PHP caching.

Compress pages.

Don’t cache pages for known users.

Cache rebuild.

CDN support.

Extra homepage checks.

Now let’s see what the w3 total cache can do, shall we.

W3 Total Cache (W3TC):

How does this plug-in works? It improves the user experience of your site by increasing your server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. It’s being used my millions of advanced bloggers, no wonder countless of hosting providers recommends the W3TC.

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The plug-in give you the option to improved conversion rates and “site performance” which affect your site’s rank on Google.com, it also helps you save up to 80% of bandwidth via the minify mode and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds. Now tell me aint that awesome?

Now let’s go see why bloggers truly love the w3 total cache…

It gives you the below options

Page cache

Minify option

Database cache

Object cache

Browser cache

User Agent groups

Referrer groups

CDN

Monitoring

Extentions and many more

Concluding…

W3tc has more options and much powerful when you compare it with wp super cache. Both cache plugins do give optimal speed but here is how I advice bloggers who’s finding it hard to choose from both cache plug-ins: If you are a blogger and wants more options that the super cache doesn’t have, using the w3tc is your best option

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Conclusion:

If you are a power user and you want more options to help speed your blog, then using WP total cache is the right choice for you.

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If you are not tech inclined then wp super cache is the best option for you…

Both plug-ins are awesome and works wonderfully well. But if I’d have the option to pick (Which I do), I’ll definitely choose the W3 total cache

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Your turn:

Have you used both cache plugins before? Which do you prefer? Please do drop your comments below. Remember that your contribution counts as well

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