June 20, 2018

Enable Cache the right way with Godaddy Cpanel

Setting up website caching, with GoDaddy Cpanel shared hosting.

Many web developers operating under godaddy shared hosting believe it is imposible to setup caching for there websites under godaddy shared hosting. The truth is, godaddy would love if you did enable caching for your websites! Being that godaddy is one of the largest shared web-hosting companies in its time, and is strongly favored by millions.

Although phone and online chat support can be a downfall, feeling the need to place your hopes in someone elses hands and crossing fingers that website caching works. Some support representatives will overall offer you to convert to there dedicated or vps hosting instead. Making webhosting a costly price.

You are here because you have tried to modify your “htaccess” file, or creating an “php.ini”. But are noticing your server response time is the same. (If not a little higher)

You may be using wordpress, and notice none of the caching plugins are working or improve your websites speed / performance.

Godaddy does offer caching with memcached and apcu with all of the shared hosting “linux CPanel” plans.
Cpanel hosting plans godaddy

In this support article, we will be using the following for our support blog.
– Godaddy Shared Hosting (Linux CPanel)
– WordPress Website

Here is the “How To” for enabling memcached.

First, go ahead and log into your CPanel if you have not done so already.
Godaddy cpanel main page

Scroll down the the lower end of the main page of your CPanel.
Software select php version
Under the “Software” settings click the Select PHP Version link.

Even though the image below specifies PHP 7.1, your PHP Version may be different. This is okay as PHP 7.1 is the newest php version however, most common php version is 5.4 and still commonly used.
Godaddy CPanel PHP Version Extensions
Next you need to look and verify the following extensions are checked. The following placements for the 2 extensions, “APCu” and “Memcached” will have a highlighted Orange line beside them.
If they are not checked, then do so with both boxes and click save changes.

Your Cpanel now supports caching and caching plugins for wordpress as well as many other php applications!

WordPress Caching

If you are looking for a reliable plugin with great reputation, we recommend W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache provides flexible options for many web developers, which can potentially suit your needs. Thus, allowing the option for “memcached”.

Keep in mind, after installing and configuring the W3 Total Cache plugin, this will add a few lines of code to your “htaccess” file.
To avoid any corruption and website downtime, double check and remove any added cache codes you may have entered prior to installing the plugin.

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