The first plugin I install for my WordPress websites is LiteSpeed cache.
If you recall, last year LiteSpeed came out with their exclusive caching plugin and I did some speed comparisons using it + Cloudflare’s Railgun.
Since then, they’ve continued to improve the product, making it my go-to for all my WordPress websites.
The improvement in speed is fantastic and they have more features than any of the other WordPress caching plugins on the market:
LiteSpeed Cache Features
In addition to this, they also have several other speed optimization features built in:
As mentioned in my original post last year, they’re also fully integrated with Cloudflare, making it the perfect “dynamic duo” to accelerate your WordPress website.
How To Install LiteSpeed Cache For WordPress
If you’ve ever installed a plugin inside of WordPress; then you know exactly what to do!
You just have to find the LiteSpeed Cache and add it to your installation:
To make things even simpler, I’ve recorded a video tutorial where I walk you through the entire process starting with our one-click WordPress installation:
Video Cliff Notes:
- Install WordPress
- Navigate to Plugins -> Add New
- Search for “LiteSpeed Cache”
- Click “Install Now”
- Click Activate
- Navigate to “Settings” and enable your caching options
- Navigate to “Manage” and purge the cache
That’s it! LiteSpeed cache is now active on your website. You can run some speed tests using WebPage Speed Test and see the difference.
If you have any trouble with the installation, or would like our team to install it for you, just log a new ticket and let us know the location of your WordPress. We’d be more than happy to help you out!
LiteSpeed is doing some really big things throughout the web hosting industry and we’re proud to have them as a partner.
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.