Available as Desktop Version and Version for Command Line Interface (Cron)
Tuneup Settings for Power Users
Note: Kitt Cache Crawler is not a WordPress Plugin. Kitt Cache Crawler is a standalone Application that runs parallel to WordPress, so don't try to install it as a Plugin in WordPress. This will fail! Download the .zip File, unzip it locally and read the install notes carefully.
The W3 Total Cache Plugin for WordPress is one of the most popular cache plugins. It speeds up page views tremendously. As with any other page cache, you only benefit from a page cache if each URL has been requested at least once beforehand. Depending on the number of posts, this process can take a long time if you leave the requests to the users. To speed up this process, the W3 Total Cache Plugin enables the so-called warmup of the cache. Even if this warmup does its job properly, it is very slow. If you change or add new posts in a short time, this built-in crawler can hardly keep up with the crawling. Especially since this built-in crawler allows only little flexibility. As good as the W3 Total Cache plugin is, it severely limits the quality and benefits of this plugin.
With Kitt Cache Crawler, the W3 Total Cache Plugin becomes a fully-fledged Page Cache Plugin for Wordpress. Although the exorbitant speed is in the foreground with Kitt, Kitt also impresses with its adaptive, flexible and dynamic properties, which are particularly important when it comes to load control. When the built-in crawler of the W3 Total Cache and every other 3rd party crawler works regardless of the resulting load, Kitt handles it very carefully and is also up to 50 times faster. With Kitt CAche Crawler, congestion can never occur, so the cache can be warmed up regardless of the time of day and the amount of views by visitors.
Requirements to run Kitt Cache Crawler for W3 Total Cache
Kitt Cache Crawler is a standalone Application that has to be installed in parallel to your WordPress Installation. Installation is simple and can be done by everyone. If you were able to install WordPress, then you can install Kitt as well.
Apache web server (nginx and LiteSpeed (LSWS/OLS) are unsupported)
W3 Total Cache Plugin
YOAST Seo Plugin for WordPress (optional) If YOAST Seo Plugin isn't installed URLs to be crawled cannot be filtered by Post Types.
PHP Version >= PHP 7.4 & < 8.2
ionCube Loader (Version >11)
/proc/stat must be readable
/proc/cpuinfo must be readable
PHP Function sys_getloadavg must exist
DirectAdmin is unsupported!!!
All requirements are mandatory! If any of the listed requirements are not met, Kitt will not run.
If you do not know whether all requirements are available on your server, ask your hosting provider. All listed Requirements are normally Standard, even on Shared Hosting Server.
The fastest and safest method to check the requirements is the Kitt Tester Script. Download the tester script, upload it to the root directory of the WordPress installation and request the tester script in the browser.
Get Maxx Cache Power with Kitt Cache Crawler
Kitt is unique in every respect. This uniqueness turns the W3 Total Cache Plugin into a fully-fledged cache plugin. You can adapt Kitt to your personal needs with a variety of settings. The Kitt Control Panel supports you and provides you with many presettings during the installation, so you don't necessarily have to be an expert.
Max Server Load
Server IP Address
Post Type Selection
URLs Most Wanted
URLs Most Wanted Inventory
Unique Features for W3 Total Cache Plugin
Crawling up to 200,000 URLs within 1 hourKitt Cache Crawler can crawl up to 200,000 URLs within 1 hour, even on Shared Hosting. This is up to 20x faster as built-in Crawler.
Dynamic Load ControlKitt Cache Crawler cares about the Load of your Server. A Dynamic Load Control checks the current Load while Crawling. When the load gets too high, Kitt automatically reduces the speed and the number of concurrent requests until a predefined limit is reached. This dynamic load control guarantees that frontend operation is not adversely affected by crawling.
Auto-Adjust ConfigurationKitt Cache Crawler comes with pre-configured Settings, that fits in most cases. So you don't have to learn which settings are the best. Each setting is also provided with recommendations that give you even more security when making any changes.
Control Panel Version and Version for Command Line Interface (CLI) Each Kitt Cache Crawler version can be run in at least 2 ways. Kitt can be run from within the Control Panel, but also for use in the Command Line Interface. The CLI version is therefore also suitable for use as a cron job.
Tune-up SettingsA wealth of tuning settings are available for experts to make Kitt even faster.
Cache InventoryThe cache inventory optionally gives a detailed report on the cache status of each URL. This report also includes information about Cache Vary's cache status.
URLs Most WantedURLs Most Wanted reduces cache warmup time and resources by up to 70% and dramatically offloads the cache warmup server.
Kitt Cache Crawler vs Built-in Crawler
Kitt Cache Crawler
Dynamic Load Control
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