Is get_option() faster than accessing get_transient()?
Today I run a test over my db to explore the speed difference between accessing a key from options, custom table & transients. I ran the test for 1000 times and following is the time taken to run 1000 get operations:
- simple select operation from Custom Table 0.65 seconds
I also checked that transient was not expired during this test. So the question is, is
get_option() faster than
get_transient() or did I mess up something in my test? Is custom table delay due to options being cached default by WordPress? Also, is options also cached by different caching plugins like the transients?