If you are tired of slow checkout, product saving, and tags flushing, then you’ve come to the right place. Although some specialists insist that it is necessary to perform a lot of customizations in order to solve this performance problems, we know a better way – install the Extendware Cache Backends / Faster Checkout Magento extension and you will forever forget about them. Below, we describe core features of the extension and shed light on how to configure it. Performance improvements have never been so easy. Continue Reading
Every ecommerce store has tons of images, since visual content is extremely important for online businesses, as it provides the greatest impression on customers. Furthermore, the lack of photos makes a website look suspicious and unprofessional, so use only high quality content in a reasonable quantity. Unfortunately, you can face a problem when large images slow down the user experience reducing search engine rankings and consequently sales. To avoid this situation, we recommend you install the Image Optimization Magento extension by Extendware. This tool will help you optimize your images reducing their size without sacrificing quality. As a result, the site speed and user experience will be improved but the content quality will remain the same. Continue Reading
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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Good performance is a key aspect of a successful ecommerce project. It is not only important as a vital ranking factor, but is highly appreciated by customers. Thus, a fast online store often has a higher conversion rate than a slower one. As a result, it turns more visitors into buyers and helps to increase sales. Now, when the importance of Magento 2 performance is obvious, it’s time to shed light on how to increase it in case of the platform. Continue Reading
The speed of your Magento store is one of the key aspects of your success in an online business. This feature of every e-commerce store is taken into account by every search engine and has a significant influence on rankings. As a result, fast sites have the advantage over slower ones. That’s why the performance of your Magento store is really crucial.
To improve your website speed and a page load time you can use one of Full Page Cache Magento Extensions. All the modules from this group rely on the same principle. When a visitor is on a page of your store for the first time, Magento automatically generates and delivers this page to the visitor. The copy of this page is saved to the cache. Eventually, all the pages of your store have cached copies, and the system use them instead of generating new pages from scratch. As a result you get a reduced database and server load and significantly decreased page load time. Next, you will find the list of the best Magento full page cache extensions. There are both free and paid solutions in our post. All the Magento FPC modules have the same goal, but slightly different features.
Being the second key version of the popular network protocol, HTTP/2 is its first update since 1.1 standardized in 1997. Although you might have thought it is a total rewrite of the protocol, the focus of HTTP/2 is on improvements related to performance: its goal is to reduce latency experienced by end users as well as resource consumption, while familiar methods, codes, and semantics remain the same. Moreover, HTTP/2 provides the ability to utilize familiar APIs for the protocol representation. Now, most major browsers as well as 2.3% of the top 10 million sites support HTTP/2. As for Magento, you can implement HTTP/2 benefits within the platform with CloudFlare. Below, we will show, how to achieve this goal, but let’s find out major goals and key features of HTTP/2 first. Continue Reading
In this post we gathered information about the most popular self-hosted e-commerce platforms. Magento, PrestaShop, Zen Cart, and other solutions are described in the article. We tried to show their major features, as well as positive and negative aspects.
This Magento performance guide is written for all versions of the ecommerce platform (including Magento 2). It is suitable for both Community and Enterprise editions. Additionally, it is useful for php & mysql web applications. Below, you will find all vital Magento performance improvements and optimizations for server and application sides of your ecommerce website, as well as the most popular enterprise class Magento performance solutions.
- Magento Server side performance
- Magento application side performance
- Magento cleaning
- Faster reindex
- Varnish cache
- Improved Magento catalog search
- Enterprise class Magento performance solutions
Benchmarks show that Magento 2 is much faster than the 1.X version of the platform, but you can improve its performance with the aid of Varnish. Being an HTTP accelerator, it is often used with heavily consumed APIs and content-heavy dynamic websites. Unlike other similar solutions, Varnish is focused exclusively on HTTP. About 10% of the Top 10K websites rely on this accelerator. The most prominent Varnish users are The New York Times, Wikipedia, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitter. Since the performance of these websites might be a great reason to use Varnish with Magento 2, we’d like to shed light on its configuration within the platform, but let’s start with the nature of the accelerator. Continue Reading