Can you suggest a good Cache plugin for multisite?

My website (http://txhubcouncil.org) is running really slow. It has a ton of plugins, so that might be the issue.

I'm hoping maybe a cache plugin would help. Can you recommend a good one that works with WPMU?

Thanks!

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hey there,

    Greetings and thanks for posting on the forums.

    Well, if the issue is due to lot of plugins, then caching might not be the best solution, still here is a good post about it : https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/which-wordpress-cache-plugin/

    When your site starts responding slow, most of the times its time to change the host : Here is a guide : https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/which-wordpress-web-host/

    Most of the times, low php memory causes slow speed issues and eventually white screens of death. So the hosting should be optimized for WordPress.

    I hope that helps. Please feel free to ask if you have more questions on the same.

    Cheers
    PC
    Sales &Support

  • Vubiquity
    • Premium Content Services

    Thanks PC. Any thoughts on how to find out why my site is so slow? I've run it through an analyzer, but found that to be confusing.

    I do have Bluehost which, from what I understand, sucks. Unfortunately, my client doesn't want to spend more $$ on a more expensive host, so I told him I'd try to figure out what else I can do to speed up the site. It's the largest, most plugin-y site I've ever worked on, and I've never had this issue before.

  • lol
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Hi ice9design,

    I had a look, and I noticed you can act on this point:
    - Javascript

    You could try to defer parsing of Javascript:
    In your header.php add this line (I hope it's not already inside)
    <?php wp_enqueue_script('jquery'); ?>

    I think you can try with this plugin: W3 Total Cache
    It's not really difficult to install and customize... (let the defaults settings)

    It should improve the global speed (and it doesn't cost lot of time to try...)

    I usually do not like to add plugins for caching (I prefer the overall cache apache) ... But I'm lucky to have a good hosting: me!

    Laurent.

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this :slight_smile:

    Points your way !

    @ice9design : Caching plugins can improve the performance a bit however as a personal suggestion, moving to a good host is the best solution.

    WP Super Cache is a good suggestion which you can try out and see if it improves the performance.

    Cheers
    PC
    Sales &Support

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