Enable Preload Mode on WP Super Cache

I started to use back WP Super Cache on JayceOoi.com when W3 Total Cache was giving me issue on my VPS. And W3 Total Cache was not able to sustain PrettyGirl2u.com traffic on shared web hosting yesterday. Received warning email from HostGator about high CPU usage…

Hello,

This message is to advise you of a temporary block placed on your account. This account was found to be consuming an inordinate amount of processor time, to the point of degrading overall system performance. While we do limit each account to no more than 25% of a system’s CPU in our terms of service, we do not actively disable accounts until they greatly exceed that number, which is what happened in this case.

Requests to this scripts under this account may become degraded by limiting the ability for scripts to run for a limited amount of time, or if the issue persists, we may be forced to restrict how fast processes can be spawned until the issue has been resolved.

We recommend taking steps to reduce the overall CPU usage for the account, which may be as simple as generating a flat HTML page for popular content, or enabling caching that is available through many popular scripts, or disabling high CPU usage features such as searches or Ajax refreshes. Although we may not be able to help in all cases, we would be more than happy to assist if you are unable to determine any cause, or if you need help interpreting any of the information.

PrettyGirl2u.com should not have any high CPU usage because it does not have comment system which will increase DB usage. And I don’t see any traffic spike on Google Analytics. Anyway, I disabled W3 Total Cache and installed WP Super Cache back. I did some studies on WP Super Cache. Haha… I should have enabled Preload Mode on WP Super Cache since day 1 I use it. I preloaded all the post and refresh preloaded WP-Super-Cache files every 720 minutes (half 1 day). This means that the server will only access to database to query information once half a day or any new comment entered. And it really does reduce CPU usage on shared web hosting.

Did you enable Preload Mode on WP Super Cache?

  • Hmm. I don’t have issue with W3 Total Cache but sometimes I do experience slow or hang when opening some pages. But both also giving me the same performance result in webpagetest.org

  • Tommy

    but WP Super Cache will make google analytics cant work as it does normally.

    • Huh? Google Analytics is working fine on my blogs with WP Super Cache. What happen to yours?

      • I changed back to W3 Total Cache. At first I thought there was problem with the plugin as my blog has significant traffic drop show in Google Analytics report since October 14-15th. After done some searching, it is due to another deadly Google Panda Update…

        • Hmm… My blogs traffic are almost the same. They were hit hard last time. Luckily, no harm this time. 😉

  • W3 Total Cache work great for me so far,but im so messy for the wp minify setting all have to clear page cache each time making new entry