Guideline For LiteSpeed Cache Plugin Setting 2021

LiteSpeed Cache Plugin Setting – There are many WordPress Cache Plugin to be chosen, free, or paid. For the paid/premium caching plugin, most people use WP Rocket and Swift Performance. Most of them provide a free version.

Meanwhile, there is W3 Total Cache, WP Fastest Cache, Autoptimize, WP Super Cache, and of course, LiteSpeed Cache plugin among free caching plugin.

This guideline will talk about how to configure the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for increasing your WordPress loading speed. Be advised, this guideline for LiteSpeed web server user only.

Feature of LiteSpeed Cache Plugin

LiteSpeed Cache Plugin has many features which can make you optimizing WordPress website loading speed easier. Here are new features in LiteSpeed Cache Plugin (LSCache) :

  1. Dashboard
  2. General
  3. Cache
  4. CDN
  5. Image Optimization
  6. Page Optimization
  7. Database
  8. Crawler
  9. Toolbox

Feature for accelerating website will be available in those menus.

LiteSpeed Cache Dashboard

The complete information related to your website optimization will be included in these menus. The Quic Cloud Service Usage Statistics section will give you information about which picture has been optimized successfully, including quota remark. Also, it gives you information about the CDN bandwidth you used. And Critical CSS will let you know about which CSS has been optimized successfully.

This dashboard also contains Page Load Time and PageSpeed Score from your website and  Critical CSS status.

All of this information is general information from your website optimization.

LiteSpeed Cache General Settings

There is Basic Configuration on this page, which useful for activated the Quic Cloud services function to be connected with the LiteSpeed Cache plugin.

The way to do that is by asking or requesting a domain, click one button, and wait for a couple of minutes until the request is approved.

LiteSpeed Cache Settings

This page is used to manage all your website caching, which helps increase your website loading speed. This plugin will make a copy of your website assets and save it into memory saving. It also manages cache duration in a browser.

Cache menu has 8 features to control website cache, such as :

  • Cache-Control Settings
    This feature is used  to activate and control which one will be enact of cache function
  • TTL Settings
    TTL feature is used for enact the active time duration of website caching
  • Purge Settings
    Is used to clear the cache when a page update available and enact when the cache is cleaned
  • Exclude Settings
    This feature can be used to exclude anything from caching action. It also can exclude a certain page from caching impact.
  • ESI Setting
    ESI allows you to choose the part of your dynamic page as a separate fragment, which then compiles together to make the whole page.

    On the other hand, ESI allows you to “make a hole” in a page, then fill that “hole” with content that may be cached personally, or cached publicly, even not cached at all.
  • Object Cache Settings
    Object Cache stores of database queries that are frequently used. This meant to avoid repeated request to the database which cause of more extended request.
  • Browser Cache Settings
    This feature only configures cache on browser and cache active time. So when you visit a website on the browser, it will make sure first if any assets need to be updated.

    This will cut the duration of your website download and response time.
  • Advanced Settings
    This setting will be useful for those who have several web applications in the same domain. If every web application uses the same cookie, it will confuse the server to decide if a user is in or out. The cookie, which is used here, will also be used in WordPress installation.

LiteSpeed Cache CDN

This feature allows you to use CDN and choose which one will use CDN.

For example, if you want your picture use CDN, Photon can activate it in a page and make an exception to JS and CSS.

LiteSpeed Cache Image Optimization

This page is mainly for image optimization with JPG and PNG format in your server, and change those pictures to webp format.

This feature will work well after the domain request has been approved and activated. The purpose of this feature is to initialize image optimization by communicating to the server.

Lite Speed Cache Page Optimization

In this menu, there are 7 features to optimize JS and CSS file in your website. Since the theme and plugin contain JS and CSS file, then they need to be optimized and enact for the active duration by caching.

Be cautious, JS and CSS file can affect your website loading speed.

LiteSpeed Cache Database Optimization

The function of this menu is to optimize your database. Erase anything which can burden your database and fix your database size.

With this menu, you can decide how much post revision will be saved and control the duration of post revision, which will be saved or remember.

LiteSpeed Cache Crawler

For now, I can’t tell you much about this section. But based on the information I got, it is highly recommended not to activate this function since it could use many resources.

LiteSpeed Cache Toolbox

This page is used for erasing or manual cleaning the cache, which is made automatically by plugin edits .htaccess file, activate Heartbeat, and other tools that can be used to analyze needs.

How To Configure LiteSpeed Cache

Here are the steps to configure the LiteSpeed Cache plugin that is used in the blog. CAUTION: We strongly recommended to do a full backup with your website before configuring the LiteSpeed Cache plugin. We are not entirely responsible for anything that happens if something goes wrong.

General Settings

  • Automatically Upgrade: On
  • Domain Key: Click the request button
  • Notifications: On (this is optional, you may set it off)

Cache Settings

  • Cache-Control
    • Enable Cache: On
    • Cache Logged-in Users: On
    • Cache Commenters: On
    • Cache REST API: On
    • Cache Login Page: On
    • Cache favicon.ico: On
    • Cache PHP Resources: On
    • Cache Mobile: Off (you may turn it on if you use AMP)
  • TTL: Let all default
  • Purge Settings
    • Purge All On Upgrade: On
    • Purge Stale: On
    • Excludes: Use when necessary
    • ESI: Let it default
    • Object Cache: Off
    • Browser Cache: On
    • Advanced: Let it default

CDN Settings

  • Quic Cloud CDN: Off (turn it on if you want to use image CDN Quick Cloud)
  • Use CDN Mapping: Off (turn it on when you want to use CDN)

Image Optimization

  • Image Optimization Settings
    • Auto Request Cron: On
    • Auto Pull Cron: On
    • Optimize Original Images: On
    • Remove Original Backups: Off
    • Optimize Losslessy: On
    • Preserve Exif/XMP Data: Off
    • Create Webp Replacement: Off
    • Webp For Extra Srcset: Off

Page Optimization

  • CSS Settings
    • CSS Minify: On
    • CSS Combine: On
    • CSS HTTP/2 Push : Off
    • Load CSS Asynchronously: Off
    • Generate Critical CSS: Off
    • Generate Critical CSS In Background: Off
    • Inline CSS Async Lib: On
    • Front Display Optimization: Default
  • JS Settings
    • JS Minify: On
    • JS Combine: On
    • JS HTTP/2 Push: Off
    • Load JS Deferred: On
    • Load Inline JS: Default
    • Exclude JQuery: On
  • Optimization Settings
    • HTML Minify : On
    • Inline CSS Minify: On
    • Inline JS Minify: On
    • DNS Prefetch Control: Off
    • Remove Comments: On
    • Remove Query Strings: Off
    • Load Google Fonts Asynchronously: Off
    • Remove Google Fonts: Off
    • Remove WordPress Emoji: On
  • Media Settings
    • Lazy Load Images: On
    • Responsive Placeholder: On
    • LQIP Cloud Generator: Off
    • LQIP Quality: 4
    • Generate LQIP In Background: On
    • Lazy Load iFrames: On
    • Inline Lazy Load Images Library: On
  • Discussion Settings
    • Gravatar Cache: Off (turn it on if you use it)
    • Gravatar Cache Cron: Off (turn it on if you use it)
  • Database: Let it be the default
  • Crawler: Let it be the default (unless you know what you are doing)


  • Let it be the default


  • Let it be the default (unless you really know what  you are doing)


  • Let it be the default (unless you really know what you are doing)

CAUTION: If any error or crash on your blog or website follows this guideline steps, it will be totally your responsibility. Please do this step by step carefully.

Finally, it may be concluded of the complete guideline to configure LiteSpeed Cache plugin. Hopefully, it can help you. If you have any questions, please leave a message in the comment column below here.

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