PCE - Page Cache Extended
Page Cache Extended generates copies of the rendered pages and loads the entire output on further requests from the previously generated cache files. By loading the content from static files, no database queries have to be processed. This improves the loading speed greatly!
This plugin is based on the core plugin "Page Cache" but was extended with useful features. You can specify which pages should be cached with the help of an exclusion list for components and URLs. It is also possible to use the list like a white list to include the selected components or URLs.
The HTML code in the cached files can be minified to improve the loading speed even further. HTML comments (e.g. copyright references) can be kept in the optimized code. In addition, you can set a specific cache time independent of the global cache time which can be set in the Global Configuration.
PCE saves the complete HTML output additionally already compressed in the gzip format as a separated file. If the browser of the visitor supports the gzip encoding, then the data can be returned immediately without the time-consuming compression process.
The plugin supports the clearing of the cache directly in the frontend by a self-defined token. Individual pages can be specifically updated by entering the token in the URL. Thus, not all cached pages need to be purged completely.
Page Cache Extended, in combination with Device Specific Content (DSC), can create device-specific cache files (mobile, tablet and desktop). For this, DSC simply has to be installed additionally. PCE automatically detects the installation and uses DSC to create device-specific static files.
The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support: