Enabling the built in LiteSpeed WordPress cache Print

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Our cPanel servers are build on LiteSpeed which is a very fast web server. One of the great features of LiteSpeed and what makes it so fast is the in-built caching. This makes your page load speed times much faster.

If you have a WordPress site hosted on your cPanel plan you can further enhance your website speed by installing the WordPress Cache add-on. It's very easy to do and this article will walk you through the required steps:

Enable the Cache Plugin

  1. Log in to your cPanel account
  2. Scroll down to the Advanced section and click on LiteSpeed Web Cache Manager
  3. Scroll down and click on WordPress Cache
  4. You will see a list of all your WordPress installations (by directory) under your current cPanel account.
    This will usually be ~/public_html but may be different if you have more than one installation or you have installed WordPress in a different folder. 
    (If you don't see your website directory at all, click on Re-scan)
  5. Tick the box next to your WordPress directory and then click on Enable.
    If you ever need to disable the plugin, do the same thing but click on Disable instead
  6. Now log in to your WordPress website as an admin
  7. On the left handside WordPress menu (usually at the bottom) you will now see LiteSpeed Cache. You will also see a diamond icon in the top admin toolbar.  Hover your mouse on either of these and click on Settings.
  8. The default settings work for most cases but the important button here is the Enable and Disable button.  It's a good idea to turn off the cache if you are working on your site or installing/updating plugins. 
    You may also want to turn on the Automatic Upgrade feature too (scroll down as it's at the bottom of the page)
  9. Under the Manage section there are some important options like purging the cache and optimising your database. 
  10. Also have a look at the Image Optimisation settings and initialise this to speed up your websites images.

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