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Confused About Caching my Wordpress Site

I am trying to make my wordpress site faster.
Why ? Because ... I want to work on optimization, this is purely premature optimization on my part, but this is a side I wanted to investigate for a long time now, so I read about it, and will attempt to write down my findings, which might go out as a series of questions as there are lots of aspects which are still not clear to me.
Actually, my site isn't even built now which might affect my conclusions, as I won't be able to test the differences between the caching systems, and my motivation is lower as I don't have a real advantage in caching ... yet.
The reason I am delving into this subject is just to understand the concepts and as times come where my site will be popular and a way to optimize it will really be needed, I will have some caching infrastructure already in place for the future caching optimizations.
For example, if I understand that NginX is a faster web server than apache, then I might as well begin the site …

How to Best Optimize Your Site

You have a site, or want to create one.
You want your site to uphold all best practices and standards so all search engines will love it, thus grant it a high location in their results.
You want your site to be speedy (for your user's sake and for the search engines').
Before putting down my 2 cents, let me point you to a prior article of mine in which I have recommendations for your site upgrade
Here are a list of suggestions accumulated over time.
Please note that many will view these suggestions as premature optimizations thus should be implemented only after you have many users etc or else it isn't worth it - they may be right...

Hosting Web EnvironmentDon't use Shared hosting! (Not even a reseller account) - they suck and from time to time there are shameless downtimes !!!, You should at least go for a VPS if not something better, and nowdays they aren't that expensive, several educated recommendationsVultrKnownHostDigitalOceanOS, well, admittedly, I don't…

How to Best Optimize Your Site

You have a site, or want to create one.
You want your site to uphold all best practices and standards so all search engines will love it, thus grant it a high location in their results.
You want your site to be speedy (for your user's sake and for the search engines').
Before putting down my 2 cents, let me point you to a prior article of mine in which I have recommendations for your site upgrade
Here are a list of suggestions accumulated over time.
Please note that many will view these suggestions as premature optimizations thus should be implemented only after you have many users etc or else it isn't worth it - they may be right...

Hosting Web EnvironmentDon't use Shared hosting! (Not even a reseller account) - they suck and from time to time there are shameless downtimes !!!, You should at least go for a VPS if not something better, and nowdays they aren't that expensive, several educated recommendationsVultrKnownHostDigitalOceanOS, well, admittedly, I don't…