How to improve your Magento Performance with a free tool

The pace of life has become much quicker. We move fast. We accomplish much. And we expect website performance to keep up with us. Performance is one of the key factors in many areas of our life therefore, and Magento’s performance is no exception. 

The speed of a website affects every user experience. From first landing on the site, to searching on the site for the various products and services, to selecting and purchasing contents from the site. If a website does not deliver results fast, users will find an alternative website to buy what they need.

Black friday is a good problem if a merchant has their ecommerce site tested and tuned

One compelling reason to shop online is there are no lines. Another reason to shop online is the ability to search virtual aisles – however one wants and whenever one wants. When you combine those two shopping benefits, be it B2C or B2B, and then force multiply by anticipated sales transactions, merchants can become consumed with thoughts how best to ready themselves.

Make your Magento 2 theme faster

Magento 2 is known to be a powerful and feature-rich eCommerce platform. It delivers decent page load times but might be quite sluggish under heavy customizations.

Part of the performance problem might be a poorly developed custom theme. On one hand the default Luma and Blank themes are quite fast. On the other hand some of the customized themes are slow and could make your online shop a nightmare to buy from.

Magento 2 performance improvement with AWS CloudFront

Any Magento 2 page requested from a browser is processed by a web server. Magento 2 loads 170 scripts per page on average. All incoming requests add an additional load for a server CPU and Memory. As a result, it increases infrastructure costs to maintain an acceptable level of page load time.

Proper way of installing Magento extensions

One of the biggest benefits of Magento is that its numerous out-of-the-box features can be easily extended with many more modules, created by Magento community. Although some extensions have an almost plug-and-play installation process, it’s much better to do it under control of a professional. We get requests for installing third-party extensions daily, and we accumulated a great experience of how to upgrade your website with new features while keeping it safe and high-performing. While there is no instruction to fit all different cases, here are some things to consider when installing new modules.

Choosing a hosting company

One of the key elements of building a store on Magento is the right choice of the hosting company. No doubt, stable hosting plays a significant role in a store functioning. In most cases, hosting resources have a direct effect on a Magento web store performance, therefore it is critically important to choose a trusted Magento optimized solution when reviewing hosting offers for the website.

Before running your store in production mode it’s very important to check as many performance aspects as possible, since even a minor performance issue might cost time and money in the future. Formally, a web application’s performance can be classified using two parts: frontend performance and backend performance.

Magento is one of the biggest and most popular e-commerce platforms written in PHP. The very first Magento release, known as ‘Bento’, is dated to March 31, 2008. For that time the actual PHP version was 5.2. Nowadays we are happy users of Magento 1.9 that supports PHP versions up to 5.5.x (officially announced), but the platform also smoothly runs on PHP v5.6. Recently we had good news about Magento 2.0 releaseĀ and that fact is really great. From the opposite side, the first version of Magento will lose official support quite soon but, we are sure, there are many merchants who will stick with Magento 1.x for the next couple of years because of different reasons.