Why is my site so much faster on SpinupWP?

Caching, caching, caching! No plugins needed.

People are often surprised that their site is a lot faster after moving it onto a server set up by SpinupWP. Although there can be lots of reasons why it’s faster, the most likely reason is caching. With page caching enabled, you essentially turn your WordPress site into a static site.

And if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the hype about static sites and how fast they are. Static site generators, JAM stacks, Gatsby, etc are all the rage these days. It’s all very trendy.

Thing is, if you put a page cache in front of WordPress, it performs the same as a static site but has the huge benefit of having WordPress and its plugins available on the backend to enable dynamic features as you need them.

(I know what you’re thinking, “He’s conveniently omitting the other huge benefit of static sites: security!” Well, I’ve got an answer for that too.)

To make dynamic requests faster, SpinupWP configures Redis to serve cached data right out of memory instead of having to query it from MySQL every time. The fewer queries you need to run against MySQL for a request, the faster the response.

For more details about the whole SpinupWP caching setup, check out the Caching in SpinupWP doc.