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Proven Ways to Boost Your Magento Store Speed from Slow to Insanely Fast

by Vachel Ladd Digital Marketing Manager
Today, Magento has become a popular eCommerce store development platform for a lot of reasons - easy to use functionality, a host of features, unparalleled third-party support, great customization, and extension options.
 
What do we love in Magento? Its features and functionalities.  
 
What do we hate in Magento? It's slow speed.
 
Well, if you are using Magento in the default settings and not optimizing your store for the peak performance, the product pages may take 6-8 seconds to load completely. But, Google expects pages to load within 3 seconds to rank higher in the SERP. In other words, using Magento in the default settings is almost similar to business suicide.
 
No need to fret anymore though. Here’s the help.
 
Proven Tips To Optimize The Speed Of Your Magento Store
 
Combine JS and CSS
 
Each webpage in Magento comprises several “blocks” of code, which contains numerous JS and CSS files. Every time when a user refreshes the page, each of these files is fetched one after another, which negatively impacts the speed of your eCommerce site.
 
You can easily optimize the speed of your store and reduce the load time by more than 50% by simply merging all CSS files into a single file and doing the same for JS.   
 
Follow this path to minify the CSS files: System > Configuration > Developer > CSS Settings.
 
Follow this path to minify the JS files: System > Configuration > Developer > JavaScripts > Settings.
 
If you are technically sound, you can minify JS and CSS files all by yourself. However, if you are a newbie in Magento, you can hire the experts that offer Magento speed optimization services.
 
Hosting Environment
 
Always choose a server, which can easily handle a load of traffic you are expecting to have on your store during the peak hours and festive seasons. When looking for hosting services, it is likely that you may be allured by the cheap hosting services but it is considered wise comparing the different hosting plans, check review and ratings of the service providers and properly read their cancellation and renewal policy. Besides this, the thing that you need to keep in mind is that you must choose a server, which is geographically located near to your targeted audience.
 
Code Optimization
 
You can use a PHP accelerator like Zend and remove all the redundant PHP or Apache modules that you don’t want to use or need in future.  
 
Carefully examine and figure out the bottlenecks in your code both back-end and front-end.
 
File Size Standardization
 
Use image compressors to reduce the amount of file size without compromising the quality. You can either use PhotoShop or free online tools like GTMetrix for image optimization.  
 
Wrapping Up
 
It is unarguably true that Magento is one of the most preferred platforms for eCommerce store development because of its innumerable features and unmatched security. However, in its default setting, it has a very slow speed. In this post, we've discussed the proven tips that will help you optimize the speed of your Magento store.
 
Since Magento is a popular eCommerce platform, you won’t face any problem in finding the certified experts that offer Magento upgrade services, performance optimization services, migration services, custom module development, extension development, and other Magento services. In case, you won’t be able to find out an expert or an experienced Magento development company, you can get in touch with Magentio by dropping an email to info@magentio.com

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About Vachel Ladd Freshman   Digital Marketing Manager

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Joined APSense since, April 1st, 2018, From Laguna Beach, United States.

Created on Dec 17th 2018 03:31. Viewed 510 times.

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