Using caching is an important part of improving site speed, so all sites on Performance Foundry Managed WordPress Hosting have caching set up.
We do this right at the server level, so no additional plugins are required. You might have noticed that we deactivated or removed a caching plugin when you joined our service — that’s because additional caching plugins are not necessary, and can even break your site!
What is caching?
Basically, when the first person in a geographical region visits your site, they have to wait for all the elements of the site to load. However, a lot of this data is then stored on a local server, and the next person(and all subsequent visitors) to visit see the site load a lot faster. This is because many of the elements are stored closer to their location.
This explains why your site might load slowly the first time you visit it one day but will load more quickly the second time.
What about WP Rocket? A lot of people seem to use it!
WP Rocket is an example of a caching plugin. It’s not necessary since we do the caching at a server level. In fact, WP Rocket is banned on our servers, because it duplicates technology that's already in use on the server. Installing it(or another caching plugin) could break your site — so please don’t install these plugins!
Plugin recommendations for recipes
If you want to feature recipes on your site, you may want to use a plugin. Here are some plugins we've found that may suit your needs. 1. WP Tasty WP Tasty costs $79 and has a range of features, including the ability to convert your recipes one by ...
Using Rich Pins from Pinterest
What are they? If you use Pinterest, you know that adding a "pin" to an image can be cumbersome. To make things easier, Pinterest allows external sites to incorporate the "Pin it" function to their images, so that users can simply click on a button ...
Plugin recommendations for event tickets
If you're creating an event and would like to sell tickets to it through your website, there are a few different options you can consider. 1. Eventbrite Eventbrite is great option if you don't want to worry about payment or security issues. Nice and ...
Do you do plugin updates for me?
Plugin updates are a part of our standard Managed WordPress Hosting service, so yes, we do plugin updates! Most plugins are set up to update automatically, so no action is required from you when an update is released. However, we do pause automatic ...
How do retainers work?
WordPress Retainers mean consulting, development, and success. Partner with Performance Foundry to help your site with on-page SEO, technical marketing, tracking goals and KPIs, developing new features, improving security, fixing bugs, making your ...