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7 Tips to Speed Up Your Magento 2 Store

by JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

Optimising and improving the speed of your Magento 2 store is highly important to increase customer engagement and boost sales. Here are some tips for speeding up a Magento 2 store, shared by an experienced Magento developer in Melbourne

 

Being a Magento developer, you may sometimes face Magento 2 issues like a slow loading speed and performance of your Magento 2 store. And a slow online store may simply result in increased cart abandonment and reduced sales. Who would like to keep browsing and using an online store that takes too long to get loaded? And why will the customers wait for so long when there are millions of similar e-stores on the web already? And here comes the importance of having an optimised, speedy, and high-performing online store. And when it comes to a Magento store, you can speed up the site in different ways using different tips and tricks, some of which are shared here in this article by an expert Magento developer in Melbourne

 

Magento 2, the latest version of the platform, comes with many rich features, and customisation options. The updated version of the eCommerce development platform has everything that can help you to build a sales-driven and customer-friendly website. It is a highly flexible, robust, mobile-friendly, and SEO-friendly platform and has a wide range of in-built themes, plugins, and extensions. Developers can make use of the right plugins, features, themes, and extensions to customise, optimise, and increase the loading page of the store as well. 

 

Here are some of the most useful tips to speed up a Magento 2 store. 

 

Install Content Delivery Network ( CDN ):

A CDN is a program that helps to store files and web pages. With Content Delivery Network, the loading speed of the pages can be increased significantly. Images, JavaScript files, and CSS files are delivered to the customers much faster by setting up this program within a Magento 2 store. 

 

Enable Varnish Cache:

Minimise the server load to improve the speed of the Magento 2 store. And you can do this by enabling the Varnish cache. 

 

Minimise and minify the CSS and JS files:

Too many unnecessary CSS and JavaScript files can simply slow down the speed of a Magento 2 site. Hence, it is a smart idea to simply merge and minify the CSS and JS files and remove the unwanted files to enhance the speed and performance of the store. 

 

Enable Flat catalogues and products:

With innumerable products, catalogues, and categories in your Magento store, the database may take a long time just to read out the data. And this can ultimately slow down the speed of the store. To resolve this issue, developers can enable the flat catalogue and products option. This will optimise and speed up the store’s performance. 

 

Disable JavaScript Bundling:

If you find that HTTP/2 is enabled, then JavaScript bundling will be of no use. JavaScript Bundling is actually huge in size that can adversely affect the store’s speed and performance. So, it’s recommended to simply disable the JavaScript Bundling. 

 

Make sure to optimise the images:

It is obvious that you may need to use a huge number of product images on the web pages. But remember, big size images can take much longer to get loaded and can ultimately slow down the store’s speed as well. This makes it important to optimise the images or compress the images to boost the speed of the site. Magento 2 comes with plenty of plugins that help to easily optimise the images. Also, it is important for the developers to optimise the images prior to uploading them on the site. 

 

Use a lightweight theme:

Magento 2 comes with plenty of in-built attractive themes. But choosing and using a responsive lightweight theme is a great tip to keep the site lightweight and enhance its speed and performance. 

 

Hope, now these tips will help you to speed up your Magento 2 store and enhance its performance. Remember, no customer would prefer to wait for more than 3 seconds to get the site fully loaded. So, consider all these tips to make your Magento 2 eCommerce site extremely fast and high-performing. 

 

Jonathan Paul is a dedicated and skilful Magento developer in Melbourne associated with an award-winning Magento development company, PHPProgrammers. The author has written this article to let you know some of the most useful tips to speed up and optimise a Magento 2 e-store.


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About JONATHAN PAUL Professional   Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

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