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How to Fix Invalidated Cache Performance (Response Time) Degradation in Magento 2

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

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In the following material, we talk about the influence of invalidated cache on Magento 2 performance – page response time to be more specific. Since it usually slows down an e-commerce website, we also provide recommendations on how to fix that. So, let’s see how to solve invalidated cache performance issues in Magento 2. You can find more useful tips in this post: Magento 2 Cookbook. Continue Reading

Extendware Full Page Cache Magento Extension Review

Extendware FPC Magento Module Overview

In the following post we review the Full Page Cache Magento extension by Extendware. It is the most popular module produced by the company and at the same time one of the most reliable FPC solutions for Magento. If you are not familiar with this group of extensions, they reduce First Byte Time and database load, increase web server request rate, and make Magento storefronts much more user-friendly. Therefore, Extendware Full Page Cache is a must have Magento module for every successful ecommerce website.  Continue Reading

The best must have Magento extensions 2016

Best Magento Modules

The best must have Magento extensions of 2015 can change a lot in your e-commerce store. In this post we put all the extensions into 6 major groups: “Performance”, “SEO”, “Frontend, UI, usability”, “Loyalty, referral campaigns”, “System, backend”, and “Marketing, sales”. All of them are tested and accepted by Magento developers, so you will only deal with the most reliable tools. Two other important things about “The best must have Magento extensions of 2014” are novelty and relevance of further described products.

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Flushing the Magento 2 Cache Storage

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Development

You can easily flush the cache storage of Magento 2 from the command line. Note that the following script must be executed from the Magento 2 root folder:

It deletes all content from the var subfolder excluding the.htaccess file and the var/session subfolder. Besides, the script also deletes all content from the pub/static subfolder excluding the.htaccess file.

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Magento 2 Redis Configuration

- Magento 2

using redis with magento 2

Below, I shed light on a proper Redis configuration for Magento 2. If you are not familiar with the solution, it is an advanced key-value cache with top notch performance. In addition, Redis is often considered to be a data structure server, which provides the following opportunities:

  • value incrementation in a hash;
  • appending to a string;
  • pushing an element to a list;
  • set intersection, union and difference computing;
  • getting a sorted set of members with the highest ranking. Continue Reading

Magento 2 Nginx Configuration

- Magento 2


Nginx is a reverse proxy server for different protocols, such as HTTPSHTTP,  POP3SMTP, and IMAP, as well as an HTTP cache, a load balancer,  and an origin web server. Being an open source project, Nginx has been started with a strong focus on high performance, high concurrency,  and low usage of memory. Nginx runs on Mac OS XLinux, BSD variants, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, and other *nix flavors. In addition, you can find a proof of concept port for Windows. The project is licensed under the 2-clause BSD-like license, and below we will shade light on Magento 2 Nginx Configuration.

Everything about Magento 2 on Firebear

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The Best PHP Accelerators

- Fire development


A PHP accelerators are designed to improve the performance of PHP apps. Most of them cache the compiled opcode/bytecode to avoid the overhead for compiling the source code on each request. The cached code is stored in a shared memory and executed from there. As a result, PHP accelerators minimize the amount of slow disk reads and decrease the memory copying at a runtime. Continue Reading

The Best Alternative MySQL Database Engines For Magento – Percona, Mariadb

- Magento tips & tricks

You can always move out of MySQL. At least, there are 2 alternatives: MariaDB and Percona. MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL developed by the community under the GNU GPL from the original creators of MySQL. The intents of MariaDB include maintaining high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a “drop-in” replacement capability with library binary equivalency and matching with MySQL commands and APIs. Percona Server is another MySQL alternative which if free and open source. It offers high scalability, improved performance, useful features, and all the necessary instrumentations. In addition, Percona relies on self-tuning algorithms and supports high-performance hardware. In this post, we gathered all the information necessary to understand whether you should stay with  MySQL or move to alternative solutions, such as MariaDB and Percona.


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Must Have WordPress Plugins

- Word Press

WordPress is both a blogging tool and a content management system, which is free and open source with more than 60 million websites. It is based on a plugin architecture and templates. WordPress first appeared in 2003, and now it provides a lot of possibilities for both blogging and e-commerce. In this post we gathered all must have extensions for a successful WordPress projects.


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