March 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm #21511
Hi guys. You are propably very busy with all the woocommerce things.
When you find time or if you have advice about using w3 total cache plugin i would like to know.
Been reading many different things and also that i have to be careful what to do.
You guys rock and i am the happiest guy with this themeMarch 24, 2013 at 5:35 pm #112097
NickMarch 25, 2013 at 8:54 am #112098
cool, will do that. thanks for helping with something that is besides the theme. respect!March 25, 2013 at 11:29 am #112099
Beviogen, please share with us all the settings you used with w3 total cache. I am desperately in need of making my site faster with Replete.
I tried w3 total cache but then the add to cart messages disappeared and the cart stop to refresh automatically!March 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm #112100
I’ve echoed a bit what Nick has said above here: http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/cannot-use-any-caching-plugin#post-102943
DevinMarch 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm #112101
Devin is correct. Besides, your host and how well your Apache/NginX is configured is 99% of how fast your site is on first page load. All subsequent page load by the same visitor looking at the same page should be cached locally on their computer (due to settings in the .htaccess or php.ini files). A few days ago I ran across someone on here on a host so fast that I am unable to beat them running Replete completely unoptimized. So if someone is hosting on a shared server for $1.99 a month with unlimited bandwith, with an IP shared by 9000 other sites, no cache in the world will speed you up significantly on the initial load.
For example. Install Page Speed addon in your Chrome browser, and before taking advice from w3 total cache optimization articles found all over the place, run a scan on their page and see if they only talk the talk or they walk the walk. Here is example of some joker giving advice but after doing a network scan of the page offering advice (i removed names to protect the incompetent).. There is a 47 milisecond connecting time, then a 6.13 second delay and then 44 milisecond answer. So the visitor connects to the server instantly and waits while for 6 seconds the server figures out what is happening and what it should do next and eventually serves the html page in 44 miliseconds. Such a problem can not be solved by any plugin, but almost always indicates a poorly configured server.
To get the best settings, first find a baseline for yourself by getting data on your website with no optimizations whatsoever. Then as you add things, keep retesting ( http://www.webpagetest.org ) , this is operated by a Google engineer and a great resource for testing with a great forum.
I would add the following to your .htaccess file from line 1 to line 281 https://github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/blob/master/.htaccess .. before anything else that is found there. If your site crashes, which it may if you don’t have some of the modules, start with the first and keep adding them, because all the good stuff is there without a need for any plugin (make sure you have ftp access to that you can edit your htaccess file in case of a crash) .
NickMarch 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm #112102
WOW! Thank you so much for the reply! Will go on studying! Thank you, Mariana.March 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm #112103March 27, 2013 at 11:45 am #112104
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