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Better caching plugin than W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is rarely updated and is not officially compatible with WP 4.4 as of yet. Many people are speculating that the author may have even abandoned this plugin. Issues with WP 4.4 are being reported and are not resolved. I would prefer a more stable and regularly updated caching plugin.

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      • Greg Dietrich commented  · 

        I feel like I've used all of the caching plugins out there...bottom line, you get what you pay for and I pay for WP Rocket (http://wp-rocket.me/). I've found nothing better.

      • Daniel commented  · 

        And please, make wordfence optional as well. We use CW for a lot of staging servers etc, and it's a massive pain having to deal with these two plugins every single time we set up a WP app for just testing.

        These plugins are NOT applicable to every single WP app install, and should be optional. And as Joel stated, they may even break the app in many cases.

      • Joel James commented  · 

        W3 Total Cache may cause issues with few WordPress plugins like EDD. So please provide an option to select whether to install or not, when installing WordPress.
        One of my site is not working at all due to w3cache plugin. Even after completely removing it, issues are there

      • AdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) commented  · 

        W3 Total Cache is integral in our Wordpress integration to Varnish, and Varnish in integral part of providing a fast and optimal WP experience.

        Also, from our point of view, we need to deploy optimally configured applications to work with our stack and this may include deploying certain plugins (like W3 Total Cache) to better integrate a given application with the different components of our stack.

        Of course, a customer can decide to completely override our predefined settings (i.e. uninstalling W3 Total Cache) but more often than not, this will lead to degraded performance/experience.

        In fact we plan to come up in next quarter with a new tool to detect apps not optimally configured as per our standards, and provide a single button click fix for it.

        In any case, even if we disagree, thanks for your feedback.

        Cloudways Team

      • Peter commented  · 

        It would be nice, if you remove W3 Total Cache plugin after installation.
        I hope I m not alone, who don't use this plugin and its annoying to delete it after installation.
        I think installation of any third party plugin is choice of user, not hosting provider.

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