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Optimize your WordPress websites with W3 Total Cache

Optimize your WordPress websites with W3 Total Cache

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Website owners want their sites to run as fast as possible – and the well-known W3 Total Cache plugin (W3TC) is a popular option to optimize your WordPress installations. When W3TC is properly configured, it will help your server handle greater traffic loads without jeopardizing the response time of your website.

W3TC offers lots of functionality for free, while some premium features are unlocked when the user upgrades to their Pro plan. However, the plugin lacks some documentation and it’s not always easy to understand which features must be enabled and set up.

In the remainder of this article I’ll review the main caches you can set up with W3TC in order to optimize WordPress. You’ll see how they work and the main settings you can fine-tune. I’ll also point out at some alternative solutions you might explore in some – more advanced – use cases. Let’s start!

Changelog 2019-01-22

Changelog 2019-01-22

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SITES

    • Fix: When Moss is monitoring a website and the corresponding domain name changes, Moss’s health-checks must be targeted at the new domain name.
    • Optimization: Don’t upload an SSH key onto a git provider (GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket) if such key already exists on the user’s account at the provider. This behavior existed before but a regression introduced this “bug”.
How to safely upgrade to PHP 7.3

How to safely upgrade to PHP 7.3

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The PHP development team released PHP 7.3.0 five days ago. Today we’re happy to announce that Moss fully supports the brand new 7.3 branch of your favorite language!

Upgrading your website to PHP 7.3 with Moss is quite a simple thing: Just choose the new version in the settings of your site(s). However, there are some things to consider before jumping into 7.3. Like with every release, some features come in and others go out. Let’s see how to safely upgrade your application without unpleasant surprises.

Changelog 2018-11-19

Changelog 2018-11-19

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In addition to lots of internal improvements, today’s release includes the following user-facing enhancements.

UX

    • The admin of the Moss account can see (and delete) the pending invitations they sent to other developers.
    • The name of your Public SSH Keys must be unique from now on.

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