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