Caching Now Active

blogs.evergreen.edu is now caching pages to improve server performance

How does it work?

  • The first time a page is requested it is dynamically generated and served up, a cache file is then also created and stored. The second time the same page is requested the cached version will be served up.
  • Cached pages are only served out to unauthenticated users. If you’re logged into blogs.evergreen.edu you will get the most up-to-date dynamically generated page.
  • Cached files are only kept for one hour after which time they expire and must be regenerated if requested.
  • This is all made possible by the WP Super Cache plugin.

Why did we do this?

  • WordPress takes a heavy toll on servers as it has to dynamically create each page (php + database) each time it is requested
  • Caching generates a static html page that is much faster to serve up
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