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Exploring Shopware: Caches & Indexes in Shopware 6

- E-Commerce, Shopware

Below, we shed light upon how to manage caches and indexes in Shopware 6. By default, the system lets you leverage both functionalities if you run a self-hosted website. If you use a cloud storefront, the corresponding admin section is absent. So, what are the Shopware 6 caches? Where to find indexes in your admin? How to manage both? You will find answers to these and other questions below.  Continue Reading

Exponentially Faster Magento 2 Hosting with LiteMage Cache

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 LiteMage Cache extension

Looking for the fastest, most scalable, and secure hosting for Magento 2? Look for a hosting provider that offers LiteSpeed Web Server (LSWS) and LiteMage Cache.

By now, everyone knows that Magento itself recommends Varnish to cache your Magento 2 store. There are many reasons for this, mostly it boils down to the fact that NGINX+Varnish is free and widely used due to that fact. So, what other options are there? Continue Reading

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

- E-Commerce, Magento 2

Magento 2 export CLI

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.

The post is divided into the following categories:

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.

More tips from Magento 2 Developer’s Cookbook

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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

magento2-nginx-configuration

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

Magento 2 Demo

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The Best PHP Accelerators

- Fire development

PHP

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