Wp Redis Cache
Cache Wordpress using Redis, the fastest way to date to cache Wordpress.
- Wordpress - CMS framework/blogging system
- Redis - Key Value in memory caching
- Predis - PHP api for Redis
Install Redis, must have root access to your machine. On debian it's as simple as:
sudo apt-get install redis-server
On other systems please refer to the Redis website.
You can install the pecl extension (faster)
apt-get install php5-redis
If you don't have the pecl extension installed it will default to use Predis.
Move the folder wp-redis-cache to the plugin directory and activate the plugin. In the admin section you can set how long you will cache the post for. By default it will cache the post for 12 hours. Note: This plugin is optional and is used to refresh the cache after you update a post/page.
index-wp-redis.php to the root/base Wordpress directory.
index.php to the root/base Wordpress directory. Or manually change the
<?php require('index-wp-redis.php'); ?>
$websiteIp to the IP of your server. If you want to use sockets, change
true and enter the path of your socket in
*Note: Sometimes when you upgrade Wordpress it will replace over your
index.php file and you will have to redo this step. This is the reason we don't just replace the contents of
We do this because Wordpress is no longer in charge of displaying our posts. Redis will now serve the post if it is in the cache. If the post is not in the Redis cache it will then call Wordpress to serve the page and then cache it for the next pageload.
I welcome you to compare the page load times of this caching system with other popular Caching plugins such as Wp Super Cache and W3 Total Cache.
With a fresh Wordpress install:
Wp Super Cache
Page generated in 0.318 seconds.
W3 Total Cache
Page generated in 0.30484 seconds.
Wp Redis Cache
Page generated in 0.00902 seconds.