To help speed up all of our shared servers we have installed Apache caching. There are several benefits that it enables us to offer:
- It caches all pages that are rendered, so your site makes fewer database calls and spends less time processing PHP. This means your visitors see your site faster, making them happier.
- We are able to fit more accounts on each server, while offering the same level of service. This means we are able to use less power, making it a more green solution.
- It’s the best caching solution available. Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter use the same software we are.
If you’re doing development on your site, and it doesn’t seem like the changes are getting saved it’s because of the caching. Do a force refresh in your browser (hit Control + F5) and you’ll see the changes.