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The Best Magento Full Page Cache Extensions

- Magento tips & tricks

full-page-cache-magentoThe 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.

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HTTP/2 – The Future Of The Internet

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HTTP/2, Magento 2, 1.X

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

Magento Performance Ultimate Guide

- E-Commerce, Magento tips & tricks


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.

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How to Configure Varnish for Magento 2

- Magento 2

Magento 2 Varnish Guide

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

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.

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How to improve checkout & add to cart speed in Magento

- E-Commerce

increasing checkout and add to cart speed

Despite you can cache static cms pages, like products and categories, using Full Page Cache along with a fast backend cache storage, such as Redis or Memcached, you will still have slow dynamic pages. Thus, it is vital to increase checkout and add to cart speed in your Magento setup. There are also problems related to PHP / web server, which slow down your website. Below, I’ll teach you how to improve default performance, making your customers loyal to your brand. Continue Reading

Enhanced Magento Performance With Optimised OPcache Settings

Optimised OPcache Settings

OPcache is a code caching module, which improves PHP performance. It uses shared memory to store precompiled script bytecode, as a result there is no need for PHP to load and parse scripts on every request. OPcache is bundled with PHP starting from 5.5.0. The module is also available in PECL for PHP 5.2-5.4. By using optimised OPcache settings, you can significantly improve the performance of your Magento website. In this post we will show you how to do this. Continue Reading

The Best PHP Accelerators

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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