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Cloudways Partners with Object Cache Pro For Enhanced Performance

November 25, 2021

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Cloudways and Object Cache Pro have partnered up to bring our valued customers unparalleled performance! That’s right, you can now leverage this cutting-edge Redis-powered caching technology to speed up your applications with minimum load on your server resources, even as your traffic grows.

What is Object Cache Pro?

Object Cache Pro is a caching plugin that eases the load on your database and server hardware to deliver queries faster, and thus speeds up your applications.

Who benefits from Object Cache Pro?

For a while, there’s been a perception that Cloudways customers have to allocate more of their budgets to seamlessly host large ecommerce and mission-critical sites. Those customers faced two challenges with sites using an object cache: CPU overhead and network saturation.

Well, Object Cache Pro’s cutting-edge caching and compression technologies (ZF, LZ4, and ZSTD) resolve those problems with ease, so your website reduces its dependence on hardware. And that translates to exciting cost savings for customers – you get to save on your servers and re-route your budget allocation towards scaling. It’s a huge win, especially for ecommerce store owners and high-traffic websites!

Why Use Object Cache Pro Instead of the Free Redis Plugin?

The free Redis version is available on Cloudways for all users – just use the UI to enable it and install the plugin on the WordPress admin panel.

That said, the free version simply does not compare with the Object Cache Pro – a premium, $95 plugin that will be available for free for 2GB and above users!

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Object Cache Pro is a confident solution for WordPress and WooCommerce users to host mission-critical, business, and ecommerce sites on Cloudways with stability and excellent uptime, even as traffic soars. Here’s a look at just some of the benefits of this technology:

Tried and Tested Performance

Object Cache Pro has been designed with raw performance as the primary focus. It has been tested over and over, with more than 1200 test cases, and it’s been optimized for WooCommerce as well.

API Compliant and Seamless Integration

Object Cache Pro is in absolute compliance with the WordPress Object Cache API so there are no error value returns. In fact, it is seamlessly integrated with WordPress itself for easy interactions.

Caching Comparison Chart

W3 Total Cache* LiteSpeed Cache* WP Redis Redis Object Cache Object Cache Pro
Performance
Batch Prefetching Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Data compression Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Cache priming Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Asynchronous flushing Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Features
Cache Analytics Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Secure connections Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Highly customizable Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Logging support Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Cluster support Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Replication support Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Reliability
Mitigates race conditions Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Extensively unit tested Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Integrations
WooCommerce optimized Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Query Monitor integration Cross Cross Cross Basic Advanced
WP CLI integration Basic Cross Basic Basic Advanced
Site Health checks Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick
Batcache compatible Cross Cross Cross Tick Tick
Relay integration Cross Cross Cross Cross Tick

*W3 Total Cache and LiteSpeed Cache are great plugins with extensive feature sets, such as browser and page caching, asset minification and dozens more. The above comparison focuses solely on object caching specifically.

Source: Object Cache Pro

How to Setup Object Cache Pro [Screencast]

Before you install object cache pro on your server, here are a few requirements that you need to see for  a smooth transition:

  • The Object Cache Pro is only available for 2GB and higher servers (Not for 1 GB).
  • The minimum PHP requirement to run Object Cache Pro is version 7.3.

The setup is simple for both new and existing users. Before starting the video tutorial, let’s look at some use cases for installing and checking Object Cache Pro on the platform.

Case 1: When users launch a new server and application

Users launching new servers and applications will have Object Cache Pro pre-installed so they don’t have to enable it on their servers through their settings.

To check if Object Cache Pro is installed on your server, navigate to WordPress dashboard > tools > site health.

On the platform, you can look up Object Cache Pro from Server Management > Tools > Site Health.

Case 2: Users with existing servers and applications

Customers with existing servers and applications on Cloudways will have to install Object Cache Pro from the platform. Navigate to the Cloudways Server Management Panel > Setting & Packages > Packages and click Install Redis.

Note: Users who already have Redis installed on their servers will have to disable Redis and enable it again.

For more details please have a look at a Knowledgebase article.

To Conclude

As your site scales to meet your growing needs, you’ll need to utilize the most cutting-edge caching and compression technology to ensure there are no fatal flaws like slow speeds or downtime in the way.

Luckily for Cloudways users, speeding up their applications just got a whole lot easier. Don’t wait around for traffic spikes to slow down your website before boosting it with Object Cache Pro.

What will happen if someone move from 1GB to 2GB to get Object Cache Pro, will it work?

Yes, it will work. The Object Cache Pro is only available for 2GB and higher server sizes (Not for 1 GB).

What will happen to Object Cache Pro if someone downgrades from 2GB (or higher plan) to 1GB?

The Object Cache plugin will be disabled when a user downgrades from a higher server size to 1 GB.

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Farhan Ayub

Farhan is a community manager at Cloudways. He loves to work with WordPress and has a passion for web development. Mostly, he spends his time interacting with the people in the WordPress community. Apart from his work life, Farhan spends his time gaming and playing sports. Feel free to contact him at [email protected]

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