Cached Websites: How To Use Litespeed Plugin To Speed Up Website

Cached Websites: How To Use Litespeed Plugin To Speed Up Website

Complete Guide To Cached Websites Using Litespeed Plugin

We all know that a cached website will speed up website loading speed.

For websites which are aged, it is fairly tough to perform website optimization because there are so many plugins and codes.

In today's post, we will talk about Litespeed plugin and how you can use it to cached websites.

But before that, let's take a quick dive into the meaning of a cached website.


What is a cached website?

Caching is the temporary storage of web documents such as HTML pages and images. Basically yourweb browser stores copies of web pages you've visited recently to reduce its bandwidth usage, server load, and lag.

A cached website loads faster and more effectively, therefore website visitors will be able to experience better (and more positive) experience.

According to Amazon, it will potentially lose over $1 billion in sales for every second slower the website loads.

How to create a cached website using Litespeed?

LiteSpeed Cache Plugin WordPress

Important: LiteSpeed Cache plugin only works with servers which are optimized with LiteSpeed technology. If you are unsure, speak to your web hosting support for more information.

Here are the steps you need to create a cached website using LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress.

By default, this is what you will see when you toggle to the cache plugin settings.

LiteSpeed Cache Plugin Settings

Step 1: General Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Remove Comments.


Step 2: Cache Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Cache Mobile.

Cache Mobile should only be turned on if your website is not build on a responsive WordPress theme.


Step 3: Purge Settings

You should turn On for all.

Purge Settings LiteSpeed Cache

For Auto Purge Rules, I decided to enable all (personal option). 


Step 4: Excludes Setting

Here, I only disable Admin role for obvious reason.

Do Not Cache Rule

Here's how it looks like.


Step 5: Optimize Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Remove Comments.


Step 6: Tuning Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Remove Google Fonts.


Step 7: Media Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Preserve EXIF data.


Step 8: CDN Settings

If you have a CDN (apart from CloudFlare), then you should enable the first setting. If not, turn it off and enable CloudFlare CDN setting below the page. You need CloudFlare API for it to work properly.


Step 9: ESI Settings

You should turn On for all the following except Enable ESI.

Basically, ESI isn't really important as t affects logged-in users only. You can safely exclude this one on LiteSpeed cache plugin.


Step 10: Advance Settings

You should turn On for all settings.


Step 11: Debug Settings

It is safe to ignore this (only useful for website developers).


Step 12: Crawler Settings

You may safely ignore this setting.


Are you ready to speed up loading speed using cached websites?

As a summary, having a cached website is all about improving the website loading speed.

A cached website will load fast and it will provide positive improvement in terms of ranking on Google search (as well as user experience).

Once LiteSpeed Cache plugin is setup properly, your website will loads faster and under 5 seconds. Here's the sample travel blog I'm currently working on.

Website Loading Speed With LiteSpeed Cache Plugin Enabled
Website Loading Speed Using LiteSpeed Cache Plugin

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2 thoughts on “Cached Websites: How To Use Litespeed Plugin To Speed Up Website”

  1. Hey Reginald,
    Its good to read your blog after so many years.
    Coincidentally, I deleted W3 total cache a few days before to install LiteSpeed Cache and PageSpeed Ninja. My PageSpeed score was 54 earlier and now I am scoring more than 89 on almost all Page Speed testing tools. LiteSpeed Cache is a really good plugin.
    Thanks for sharing. Bookmarked your blog.
    Regards
    Vineet Saxena

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