A single Magento full page cache is not enough to leverage a full capacity of your FPC solution (if it is not PotatoCommerce FPC that includes warmer by default). It is necessary to add a full page warmer/crawler to the system. This was true in case of Magento 1 and despite full page cache is now a part of Magento 2, nothing changed, since no Magento cache warmer is available on the platform by default. Therefore, we’d like to draw your attention to the best full page cache crawlers/warmers for Magento 2. Such extensions crawl your website to ensure that all its pages are fresh and load as fast as possible. As a result, visitors get the most relevant content at the highest possible speed.
Amasty offers dozens of Magento 2 extensions and of course there is a reliable FPC warmer among them. If you want to keep you cache fresh and up to date, pay attention to the module.
The extension offers fully automated warming. Every time you apply changes, the Amasty Full Page Cache Magento 2 Warmer updates cache. At the same time you can create a list of exclusions – pages that don’t need to be warmed. And there are performance reports available with the extension.
This is how you create a create queue generation schedule:
a warmer queue can be generated manually, at the same time you can start the warm up when you wish:
This is a warmer log with already warmed URLs:
As for reports, they have the following appearance:
After installing this module, you will no longer have to refresh pages manually. You only configure the module right after the installation and it seamlessly does its job.
And you don’t have to worry about newly saved pages, since they are cached automatically. Also pay attention to robust performance settings of the Mirasvit Full Page Cache Warmer Magento 2 extension
Furthermore, it is possible to set a cronjob, so all the necessary processes will run in the background.
For further information about the aforementioned solutions, check our comparison: Magento 2 FPC Warmers Comparison (Amasty vs Mirasvit). This post sheds light on all competitive advantage of each warmer, so you will easily choose an extension that is more suitable for your ecommerce needs.
Besides, take a look at PotatoCommerce Image Optimizer for Magento 2. This extension allows to speed up Magento 2 even more by decreasing the size of image files. The module supports image compression of JPG, PNG, and GIF. You can use your own server to run the lossless compression (no resolution is changed) or the Potato cloud to apply lossy compression (the level of page quality after compression can be specified manually).