Not all cache plugins or apps preload pages or provide a warm cache of all content, normally the first time a page is visited it is not cached but subsequent pages are. More plugins are providing pre-loading or warm cache solutions but some still don’t or web hosts don’t allow it – there are a couple of solutions, Warm Cache is one and Optimus Prime is another which is discussed below.
This guide is more cPanel focused, there is another cache warmer one for RunCloud.
Optimus prime is an binary executable app you install on your webserver so good if you have command line access, but also totally usable with cPanel ftp and a cron job. The program works by trawling the sites sitemap so the cache app starts to cache all the pages.
Download and extract it via Command Line
wget -c https://cdn.pmylund.com/files/tools/ocp2/linux/ocp-2.7-amd64.tar.gz -O - | tar -xz
echo "alias ocp='~/ocp/ocp'" >> .bashrc
You can also just choose to manually download it directly, (the Linux (64-bit) one will suit most webservers, extract it and move the inner
ocp app to your web server, doing it this way you will have to re-apply execute permissions…
chmod +x ocp
Or if you have it without alias use it from the directory you are in.
To see a list of available commands
Adding as Cron Job
The example below is a cPanel cron job setting the command to run every 3 hours
If you have large sites on a web server you may want to stop the
ocp command from overlapping, this is possible using another script from the same author
one.sh , download here.
Change directory to your ocp directory and download it:
Make it executable:
chmod +x ocp/one.sh
You can run it like so
one.sh ocp http://mysite.com/sitemap_index.xml