Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins

Top 3 WordPress Caching Plugins
One of the simplest methods of implementing caching for a WordPress site is through third-party plugins. Caching will speed up your site and reduce latency by temporarily storing frequently-requested data. Because repeated page requests can be slow and expensive in terms of resources, it is helpful to cache the results of those requests. You can learn more about the specifics of caching by reading our Knowledge Base article on What is Caching? Third-party caching plugins for WordPress are easy to implement and often offer a wide range of additional features such as GZIP compression, CSS, HTML and JavaScript minification, CDNs and more. Our top three recommended WordPress caching plugins include WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache, and WP-FFPC (WordPress Fast Full Page Cache).
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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 6-12-15

Knowledge Base Weekly Wrap Up 6-12-15It’s the end of another week and we’re celebrating with a brand new KB Weekly Wrap-Up. Hopefully you’ve been checking in with our newly-designed Knowledge Base to find any helpful articles or how-to’s you might need. In this edition of the Weekly Wrap-Up, we feature instructions on how to update WordPress plugins to protect your site from security vulnerabilities, the Memcached PHP extension, Apache, how to check your MySQL version, and seven extremely useful Linux commands for beginners!
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Optimizing Images for Responsive Design

Learn about the different methods to scale your images for a responsively designed website.When it comes to responsive design on the web, images have historically presented a major problem: how do you create an image-driven website that quickly scales to the size of a viewer’s screen, without slowing down the site’s loading time and risk losing visitors? Keep in mind that your images will not only need to fit each large screen, but will also need to work effectively on each smaller screen. The first step to solving this problem is image optimization. The next step, however, begins with understanding how browsers interact with those images. Remember, in responsively designed websites images need to quickly scale to fit desktop, tablet, and phone screen sizes. There are a couple of solutions that have been commonly implemented by the industry and, while neither is perfect, they do allow web developers to effectively follow responsive design principles.
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What is Object Storage?

Introducing Storm® Object Storage

Storm Object Storage is cost-effective, scalable, and durable.
Looking for the perfect storage solution? Our Storage Series focuses on Block Storage, Object Storage, and, coming soon, the ideal use cases for each. This article will explore the architecture and functions of our new Storm® Object Storage to help you find the storage solution that is right for your business.
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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 6-5-15

Make sure you regularly check our Knowledge Base for help with any of your technical needs! Articles are posted daily that feature helpful how-to’s and explanations on the latest web hosting topics. This edition of our weekly wrap-up features Ansible, Django, instructions on how to delete a system user, a lesson on virtual IPs, and information on installing the PHP extension for Memcached.
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Optimizing Images On Your Website

For most websites these days including images is a given. However, if used improperly your images could be having negative effects on your bottom line. Unoptimized images can quickly bog down your site, causing it to load slowly and making visitors click away. It’s important to make sure you’re properly formatting and optimizing your images for the web to prevent them from drastically slowing down your site. A few of the factors to pay attention to when it comes to images on your website are format, size, resolution, and file naming practices.
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Do You Need To Upgrade Your VPS?

Try these tips before upgrading your Liquid Web Storm VPS server.
If your website isn’t performing as quickly or efficiently as you’d like, there are many ways our Heroic Support® techs can help. Oftentimes a server upgrade is required – luckily upgrading your VPS (virtual private server) is an easy process at Liquid Web. However, it is always beneficial to look into other solutions to speeding up your website before committing to an upgrade.

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KB Weekly Wrap-Up 4-24-15

Knowledge Base Weekly Wrap Up 4-24-15
Our Knowledge Base is the top resource in the industry for admins and business owners looking for helpful articles and how-to’s related to their server. Don’t forget to check in regularly because we’re posting new content all the time – this week there are fifteen articles to share! This edition of the KB Weekly Wrap-Up includes instructions for installing Pip, Squid, and Memcached on a variety of operating systems.

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