Untitled Document

How To Speed Up Magento

35 Ways To Speed Up Magento

Below is a list of techniques to increase the speed of your Magento site. To ensure the safety of your site, I would encourage you to make these changes on a staging version of your site first. If you achieve improved performance then adopt these changes on your live site. Use Pingdom or magespeedtest.com to measure your page load speed.

  • 1. Run Magento on a dedicated server or with a host that specializes in Magento hosting. Magento is a resource intensive application and you will get what you pay for in hosting.
  • 2. Remove files on your server that you don't use.
  • 3. Clean out your database log files. Configure Magento to remove log files every five days.
  • 4. Goto MySQL Admin and select all the tables and repair and then optimize them.
  • 5. Use a PHP accelerator like APC, ZendOptimizer+ or Xcache
  • 6. Enable Gzip Compression in htaccess.
  • 7. Use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to host your product images.
  • 8. Make sure your site is W3C compliant.
  • 9. Swap Apache for NginX or Litespeed.
  • 10. Make sure your running the latest version of Magento. With each release Magento improves performance.
  • 11. set 'php_value memory_limit 128M' in your php configuration or add it to your .htaccess file to ensure you don't run out of memory.
  • 12. Enable Memcache. This is for dedicated servers.
  • 13. Use Varnish Reverse Proxy Caching to improve your sites speed. Learn more
  • 14. Disable the PHP open_basedir directive.
  • 15. Eliminate directory structure scans for .htaccess files
  • 16. Query Cach: query_cache_size: 64MB, query_cache_limit: 2MB
  • 17. If your site is generating a lot of traffic. Use multiple front end servers and database servers to distribute the load.
  • 18. If you have a popular site that is heavily crawled by searchengines, you can save some resources by tweaking your robots.txt.
  • 19. Uninstall any extensions you don't use.
  • 20. Enable all Magento Caches.
  • 21. Combine Javascript and CSS files.
  • 22. Don't use layered navigation if you don't really need it, it's resource intensive.
  • 23. Use Magento's Compilation feature. It's reported to give you a 25%-50% performance boost: System > Tools > Compilation.
  • 24. Limit the number of products on a product overview page.
  • 25. Disable the Magento log: System -> Configuration -> Advanced -> Developer -> Log Settings (default is disabled)
  • 26. Optimize all product images.
  • 27. Optimize all template / theme images. Don't use transparent .png's unless you have too.
  • 28. Use CSS image Sprites to make image loading more efficient.
  • 29. Use Block cache and HTML output in your extensions.
  • 30. Define image dimensions.
  • 31. Install Magento performance extensions.
  • 32. Minimize site redirects.
  • 33. Use an optimized Magento theme. Run a page load speed test when you first install the theme to see how the site performs before you load it with products and content.
  • 34. Compile MySQL from source instead of your OS's package manager.
  • 35. Try some of these cache extensions: PageCache | Turpintine | Zoom.

Request A Free Quote!

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Our 100% satisfaction guarantee means that if you’re not completely satisfied with the results we will not bill you until you are happy.

You can also rest assured that there are no long term contracts, no hidden fees and no long term commitments. Our success is built on your success!

Man image
How long does it take to build
my Magento site?

To build out the core store it typically takes between 30 - 60 days. Importing of products can take a little longer depending on how many products you have.

Will I have a dedicated
account manager?

Yes, each client is assigned a dedicated account manager. A single point of contact ensures that your project will progress in a timely manner.

Is Magento the best eCommerce
platform for me?

Magento Commerce is the best eCommerce solution because it is feature rich, flexible and has a lot of extensions that are used to expand the functionality of your store.

Do you service Magento stores
built by other companies?

Yes, we manage many Magento stores that we did not build to begin with. Just call on us when you need support and our team will respond quickly to take care of you.