Which WP Cache is Which?


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
It all depends on what caching engine you have installed on your server.

You need to first install a caching plugin for Apache or IIS or whatever, then download the right version for your PHP server.

I recommend the XCache version if you don't already have a caching engine installed. If you have dedicated hosting, you'll have to install it yourself. If you're on a shared server, contact your host and ask them what PHP caching engine they have installed (they usually have APC or eAccelerator already there).


i used shared hosting. can you tell, from this php info page, what caching engine is installed?

by the way, i'm currently using WP-CACHE
how does it compare to your plugins?


here's more info from my host:
Configuration php_ini value
Php scripts are allowed to run for 50000 seconds max_execution_time 50000
Your webserver will wait for form data for 50000 seconds max_input_time -1
File uploads are enabled file_uploads 1
File Uploads are limited to 20M upload_max_filesize 20M
Post data is limited to 8M post_max_size 8M
Global variables are registered register_globals 1
Safe Mode is Off safe_mode 0
Remote files can be opended by fopen() allow_url_fopen 1
eAccelerator is not enabled eaccelerator.enable

PHP information for Laptop Academy Welcome

max_execution_time: 50000
max_input_time: -1
file_uploads: 1
upload_max_filesize: 20M
post_max_size: 8M
register_globals: 1
safe_mode: 0
allow_url_fopen: 1

Other information:

PHP Server API: cgi
WordPress Version: 2.3.3
WordPress Blog URI: Laptop Academy Welcome
WordPress Installation URI: Laptop Academy Welcome
WordPress Theme: /wp-content/themes/laptop-web-2-0
WordPress Permalink Structure: /%postname%%post_id%
WordPress wp-content directory is writable
WordPress does not use Gzip Compression
WP-Cache is running on this installation of WordPress
GD library is installed
PHP Version: 4.4.7
MySQL Version: 5.0.51-log
Browser used: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080201 Firefox/
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Mostly Harmless
Staff member
eAccelerator is not enabled eaccelerator.enable
just about says it. You'll need to ask your host to enable eAccelerator to continue.

NST's plugin accelerates the serving of all non-html-cached content on your site. So stuff that's not being cached by wp-cache, or stuff that's expired in wp-cache's cache will be served quicker with this plugin.