How to Install LiteSpeed Cache WordPress Plugin

What is LiteSpeed and why do we need the plugin?

LiteSpeed is a direct replacement for the old school Apache servers. It is built to be better in every way. After running the combination of a LiteSpeed Server and this cache plugin they built for it I will never be able to go without these two now.

This plugin communicates directly with our LiteSpeed Servers and gives crazy fast caching to reduce your page load times. These have been proven to out do the other caching plugins on the market and you will only need this one no others ever again.

The only downside of the plugin is that it only works with LiteSpeed Servers. So if you are on some of the old school Apache servers this plugin will not work for it.

So let’s show you how to install it so you can make sure you are taking full advantage of your new high performance server we have.

How to install LiteSpeed Cache Plugin for WordPress

The plugin is really simple to install. Anyone can do it.

First login into the admin area of your blog. Once you are there you will see the menu on the left hand side. Click on the menu that says “Plugins”

LiteSpeed Cache Add Plugin

Then you will see on the left hands side where is says “AddNew.” Make sure to click on that.

Add New Plugin

Now on the right hand side you will a blank text field that says “Search for Plugin.” Click inside that field and type in “LiteZSpeed” and the plugin should be the very first one you see. It should look like the picture below.

Search For LiteSpeed Plugin

Just tap on that “Install Now” text that you see on it.

Activate LiteSpeed

Now the last step is just clicking the “activate” button once it’s done installing. Pretty easy right?


LiteSpeed Cache WordPress Plugin – How to configure the Advanced Options

For 99% of you guys out there you are now done and ready to go. The way it comes as default is perfect for most people. And the default speed for these settings fly. However, they did build in some advanced features for anyone who knows about these things and would like to test it a bit more maybe get a couple of milliseconds shaved off of their load times.

Again, we do not recommend changing these because some of these things can negatively effect some blogs. So if you are going to try and tweak these settings we recommend making a backup first.

Advanced Options

General – This tab allow you to enable or disable the cache feature on your blog. Then there are a bunch more options below this that you can set that will control how long different parts are cached.

General Tab

Cache – This let’s you choose other special pages that you may or may not want to cache.

Cache Settings

Purge – If you make any changes you want to purge the settings here. This makes sure your settings go live right away.

Purge Settings

Excludes – These are pages, posts, etc that you do not want to include.

Excludes Settings

Optimize – Here you can fine tune different things like minifying things to make this load quicker.

Optimize Settings

CDN – These are settings that work together with some CDN networks.

CDN Settings

Debug – This is obviously has debugging settings. So if you are having troubles with something this a good place to start.

Debug Settings

We have LiteSpeed on many of our plans but here are three main ones. Our WordPress Hosting, Cloud Hosting and LiteSpeed Hosting.

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