SuperCacher Introduction Tutorial

Learn about the SuperCacher plugin and its functionalities

The SuperCacher is developed by SiteGround exclusively for our customers. It increases the number of hits a site can handle and boosts the website loading speed. The SuperCacher includes 4 different caching options for maximum optimization of your websites. You can access the tool by clicking on the SuperCacher icon in your cPanel:

Once you click it, you will be brought to the main tool page. There you will find brief information on how SuperCacher works and four tabs for the different available caching options:

SuperCacher works before the Apache web server providing excellent caching solution for all types of websites. We have added four different caching options to help you get the best result for your particular site:

Static Cache Option

A caching solution for your website's static resources. When a page is loaded, it makes a copy of your static content - images, CSS, JavaScript, etc. and puts them into the server's RAM. Next time your visitors load your website, the content is fetched directly from the server's RAM which is significantly faster than the server's hard drive. This type of caching can be used for all types of sites. Learn how to enable Static Cache.

Dynamic Cache Option

This is an extremely effective solution for dynamic websites powered by Joomla, WordPress and Drupal 7. It caches the HTML output created by the PHP code of these applications and serves it directly from the RAM, instead of generating it each time. To benefit from this caching level, you need to upload a plugin developed by us on your application and then activate the service. Learn how to enable Dynamic Cache.

Memcached Option

This is a popular caching system that is used by many database-powered sites like YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and many others. It caches the results from the database queries into the server's RAM, speeding up the website tremendously. Learn how to enable Memcached.

HHVM Option

This option is available only for our Dedicated or Cloud Hosting accounts. It allows you to use HHVM instead of PHP to process your PHP files. Learn more about how to enable HHVM.

Google PageSpeed Option

As part of the SuperCacher, our customers can also use a caching technology developed by Google – the mod_pagespeed Apache module. This module allows using multiple site speed optimizations like combining and minifying JavaScript and CSS files, inlining small resources, dynamic optimization of images by removing unused metadata from each file, resizing the images to specified dimensions, and re-encoding images to be served in the most efficient format available to the user. When mod_pagespeed is enabled it comes with a predefined set of core optimization filters. In addition, you can add more advanced filters for higher performance improvements. Learn how to enable Google PageSpeed.