Tips to speed up your CakePHP website

by JONATHAN PAUL Jonathan Paul working at PHPProgrammers, a leading

When you are creating a website with CakePHP, you need to keep a few tips in mind to ensure you end up with a fast and feature-packed website. An expert CakePHP developer has shared the tips here in this article. 

CakePHP is one of the most popular PHP frameworks available today. But, just like the other frameworks, websites built with CakePHP too need to be optimised to perform smoothly. Enhancing the speed of a CakePHP website is also important to offer a great user experience. 

A highly skilled CakePHP developer has shared a few optimisation tips for CakePHP websites below. 


Make sure to update the framework to its latest version:

To get the best results from this framework and to include the most advanced features of CakePHP in your website, you need to keep on updating the site with the release of every new version and if you are creating a new website with this framework, ensure to use the most recent version of it. Advanced versions and technologies always come with something new and better to give enriched results. The same is applicable for CakePHP as well. 


Disable CakePHP’s debug mode:

While working on the CakePHP website, make sure to turn off or disable the debug mode of the framework. This is not only applicable for the beginners but even for the most experienced developers. Turning off the debugging process is essential. The statement should be like this: - 

Configure::write(‘debug’, 2) 

Changed to 

Configure::write(‘debug’, 0) 

This helps to hide the error messages while refreshing all the model caches. This, in turn, helps to load the pages faster thereby enhancing the overall performance and speed of the site to a great extent. 


Install Nginx instead of Apache:

Apache is the process-based server and Nginx is now the most popular and useful server for building websites with this framework. This server extensively handles and manages to work with new requests without capturing more memory space. 


Nginx optimizes and protects the framework from heavy traffic. Consider this option if you want to end up with a fast CakePHP website. This server has many in-built options, which helps to handle the speed issues without hampering or disturbing the other functionalities and activities of the site. 


Memory-based caching:

Memory-based caching is a great way to enhance and increase the speed of CakePHP websites. If you access the data and information from the memory instead of the disk I/O function, it can improve and fasten the speed of the site rather than slowing it down. 


Disabling the recursing find statements is a great way to boost your site’s speed:

You may face a production time crash if you don’t disable the statements or change the recursing status to ‘0’. One of the main reasons behind the slowing down of a CakePHP site is its processing time. 


While building a CakePHP website, developers need to ensure that the site does not take much time to perform, load, and execute statements, queries, functions, and requests. 


Speed up the CakePHP routing:

When a CakePHP site needs more dynamic links to respond requests, it may slow down. So, instead of giving generated URLs, use routers that will automatically create the links repeatedly and whenever required. This reduces the request time to a great extent thereby speeding up the site. 


With these tips, developers can easily improve the speed and performance of a site built with CakePHP. Keep these in mind to end up with a fast-loading and a flawless website. 


Jonathan Paul is an experienced CakePHP developer of a leading software development company in Australia, PHPProgrammers. The author has written this article to ensure developers use these tips to build fast, and high-performing CakePHP websites. 

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