Wordfence discontinues their Falcon Cache

Last week, Wordfence announced that they were discontinuing support for their Falcon Cache and will have it removed from their toolset. So I wanted to give you all a heads-up about this change and how it may affect you.

Wordfence is installed on all TAPACOM client web sites to protect against intrusion. The Falcon Cache has been a part of the Wordfence suite of tools and it greatly reduces latency of web content by sending web pages to visitors quickly.

As a web site owner you normally don’t want web visitors to wait for your pages to show up on the browser. Analytics have revealed that when web pages take too long to load, visitors pack it up and take their business elsewhere. For this reason, caching tools like Falcon Cache have been important to anyone requiring reliable and fast content delivery.

Wordfence has posted a blog article explaining their decision to discontinue their caching tool. You may read it here:

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/10/removing-falcon-cache-wordfence-heres-need-know/

The big question for you at this point is “Is there another caching tool that may be used to replace the Falcon Cache?”

The short answer: Yes. The Wordfence article provides a link to other tools to consider.

Do you need to implement a replacement caching tool? There are some of you whose sites experience sufficiently high visitor counts and your revenue would be negatively impacted by slow page delivery. And some of you may not have sites needing fast page delivery. Perhaps we should talk about your needs first. If we find that you need the speed I’ll do the testing and setup for you.

So give me a call and let’s talk.

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