Simple Thoughts Blog is now Slashdot ProofBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, June 23, 2005
I installed the wonderful WP-Cache 2.0 plugin by Ricardo Galli. It incorporates the features from the previous Wordpress caching plugins like Staticize and Staticize Reloaded. My previous attempt in using Staticize was unsuccessful. This plugin however gave me no problems. This plugin is very efficient in reducing download time of pages as you can easily verify with wget. It belongs to activate-and-forget class of plugins, something which is close my style of thinking.
It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests directly from the file rather than loading and compiling the whole PHP code and then building the page from the database. WP-Cache allows to serve hundred of times more pages per second, and to reduce the response time from several tenths of seconds to less than a millisecond.
In short very much recommended.
So now I am finally ready for the SlashDot effect.