Podcast Episode

406 – Different Types of Caching for Your WordPress Site


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Different Types of Caching for Your WordPress Site

These are the six kinds of caching that are important considerations for a WordPress site:

  1. Storage of static assets in memory on the server, rather than disk storage
  2. Storage of static assets closer to your visitors, which is typically done with a CDN
  3. Whole page caching via an external process, like Varnish
  4. Whole page caching with a plugin like WP Super Cache
  5. Partial caching of transients with an in-memory datastore like Memcache
  6. Partial caching of transients with the WordPress database

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