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Should I set my SMF forum to Level 1 Caching?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Bohol, May 29, 2010.

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    What can this caching do to an SMF site? We are on a VPS. Should I set the caching to "NO Caching" or Level 1 Caching?
    SEMrush
    I just want to make the forum site load faster.
     
    Bohol, May 29, 2010 IP
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    ChopSuey Peon

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    Set it to the highest level possible :)
     
    ChopSuey, May 29, 2010 IP
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    #3
    Yea set it to the highest level possible
     
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    Guys, are you sure with this? Do you have SMF sites on a VPS hosting?
     
    Bohol, May 30, 2010 IP
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    Caching is good of course so set it to the highest level possible :D
     
    ChopSuey, May 30, 2010 IP
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    Yes, go ahead and do as suggested above. I clean cache once a month.
     
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    #7
    The highest is 1, next is 2, then 3, but after Level 2 and 3, it says (NOT RECOMMENDED).

    @Fishmania: How to clean up the Cache? Which table of SMF should be emptied? Will it be done through phpmyadmin?
     
    Bohol, May 30, 2010 IP
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    #8
    Just simply go through your admin panel and maintenance link.
     
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    #9
    I didn't see that. Here are the options:

    Optimize all tables to improve performance.
    Check all files against current versions.
    Find and repair any errors.
    Recount all forum totals and statistics.
    Empty out unimportant logs.
    Convert the database and data to UTF-8

    Where is the cache cleanup there?
     
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    Optimize all tables to improve performance. That's the one I use for cache.
     
    fishmania, May 30, 2010 IP
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    Thanks fishmania. I do it every other day, but the forum site is still very slow. Im on a vps already with 768 ram.
     
    Bohol, May 30, 2010 IP
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    Can you recommend an excellent VPS hosting provider?
     
    Bohol, May 30, 2010 IP
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    If your on KnownHost, they're beyond excellent.
     
    ChopSuey, May 31, 2010 IP
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    How much do you pay at the moment? Hostgator has a decent VPS hosting. I'm using it now.
     
    fishmania, May 31, 2010 IP
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