File Cache Performance

Currently working on a build right now and noticing pages are fetched quicker with file cache disabled than enabled. Did a quick test by modifying the cache to store a simple string “hello” instead of the page contents, and response time was still quite slow (up to a few seconds).

Curious about any gotchas or configuration tricks I should be aware of? The server environment is a Media Temple GS running PHP 5.5.35.

That may well be. I have heard that their I/O performance (hard drive performance) is very slow before.

You could use something like Redis, but I don’t know if you can install that on a GS server.
Otherwise use a different hosting provider or disable caching. The slow performance isn’t related to Kirby.

Perfect. I figured this was the case, but wanted to be sure of any config gotchas. Thanks!