By using the Speed up tool in WordPress Manager you can accelerate your website’s loading speed through a special web technology. Depending on the PHP version you are currently using on your WordPress website, with this tool you can activate and use Memcached or Redis.
You first need to click Check to view whether there is an activated speeding up technology for your website. If there is no such one, click Speed up.
Upon successful activation you will get a confirmation message such as:
Speeding up Details
Activating Speed up
Activating the Speed up tool is an automated process during which a few actions are performed on the website and the hosting account.
- The latest version of W3 Total Cache is installed, activated and set up on the WordPress website.
- Memcached or Redis is then activated in the hosting account depending on the PHP version used on the website.
- Finally, the PHP module Memcache or Redis is activated in the hosting account depending on the required speed up tool.
W3 Total Cache
You need to additionally install a plugin so that your website can properly work with Memcached or Redis.
For this purpose W3 Total Cache is installed and configured automatically on your website.
Automatic Setup of W3 Total Cache
Caching settings as well as host and port for accessing W3 Total Cache are automatically configured in this plugin. The following types of caching are then enabled: Page Cache and Minify (only for the JS code).
You can view the port which is automatically set up in the plugin settings by accessing the Memcached Manager or respectively the Redis Manager. Please keep in mind that if Memcadhed/Redis is deactivated and then reactivated, the port will change. In such cases you need to manually modify the port in the plugin settings for each type of caching.
You can perform additional setup for the different types of caching in the plugin by going to the WordPress admin panel -> Performance.
Memcached and Redis
If by the time of activation PHP 5.6 or an older version is used, speeding up will be performed with the Memcached technology.
If the PHP version is 7.0 or a later one the speeding up technology used will be Redis.
The PHP module memcache/redis is automatically activated so that it makes it possible for Memcached/Redis to connect to the website.
In case you need to disable your website’s acceleration, deactivate W3 Total Cache in WordPress. Upon the next plugin activation your settings will be kept and speeding up will be reactivated.