Optimizing WordPress on ehostpros Hosting

All ehostpros Hosting plans are capable of hosting your WordPress Blog. WordPress blogs can be extremely resource intensive if you happen to experience a surge in traffic. Poorly implemented wordpress setups can place a high load on ehostpros servers and lead to interruptions of service or account suspensions for using too many resources. Here are some tips that can help you make your wordpress install more stable:

1. Use WordPress super cache plugin ( http://ocaoimh.ie/wp-super-cache/ ) : The number one thing you can do to improve wordpress performance is install a page cache. WordPress super cache plugin is an extensive modification of the WP-Cache plugin. The wordpress super cache plugin serializes your posts to a file on disk and later spits them back. It also knows how to update itself when comments are received, etc, so your site is always the most up to date. I can not recommend this plugin enough if you wish to have a stable and responsive wordpress install. Note: to use this plugin you must have Mod_Rewrite enabled. Add the following to your .htaccess file: Options +FollowSymLinks RewriteEngine On

If you do not know how to add this to your .htaccess file, you can contact ehostpros hosting support.

Please see http://ocaoimh.ie/wp-super-cache/ for more information.

2. WP Built-in object cache: The default installation of wordpress can be used to cache database queries. Less database queries = less resources being used and that makes us all happy. Just add the following line to your wp-config.php file: // Enable the WordPress Object Cache: define(ENABLE_CACHE, true);

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