Magento Speed and Performance Optimization

Magento performance

Even if your site has perfect design and unique custom functionality, your store should also be as fast as possible to satisfy Google speed standards and your customers' convenience.

This is why it's so important to build your site with one highly professional team of Magento experts who will be fully responsible for all aspects of your store including performance.

Our certified specialists will develop your store according to Magento best practices. This is true for both frontend and backend development. Performance testing is a vital part of each project we develop.

However, if you have speed problems with your existing store, our specialists can help you as well. There are many cache/performance modules for Magento that really can give you a speed boost; however there is unfortunately no 'magic cure'.

Each store is unique and requires individual investigation. Most importantly, if you do have problem with the architecture of your custom modules, the application of additional modules will not help you but can break your store.

Your online store is not a good place for experiments. This is why we recommend entrusting the job to a certified team that can perform Magento core optimization as well as server configuration.

Magento speed optimization, Magento performance audit

Most hosting providers speed up your store based on additional configurations of the server environment. Usually it works great and we also perform such optimizations. However if the problem is in the Magento core, you need a team of real developers who have experience with Magento core architecture. In most cases, both the server environment and Magento code need tweaking at the same time to bring the best possible performance result.

Our team will perform a complex analysis of your store including both server and Magento speed optimization analysis.

The Magento performance audit includes:

  • Server environment checking. Our specialists will perform a full check of your server environment and provide settings that will work best for your store.
  • Magento settings checking. Our specialists will locate bottlenecks caused by incorrect/not optimal Magento settings and solve these issues.
  • Magento code optimization. Very often speed problems in Magento are caused by 3rd-party modules or conflicts of the modules. Our experienced developers can locate these problems and resolve them.
  • Frontend optimization. Sometimes your store can be slow due to the incorrect development of frontend features; for instance, if there is heavy JavaScript/CSS or the markup of your store is not optimal. These problems can also be solved by our certified frontend developers.
  • Magento profiling. Magento profiling is a great feature which can locate almost all performance bottlenecks in your Magento store. Our specialists can perform such a profiling investigation of your store and locate and resolve performance problems.
  • Database performance. We will record all slow queries of your database and will analyze them. After that, we will perform an optimization of MySQL queries so it will be as fast as possible.

Server optimization

Another side of the speed up process is the configuration of the server environment. Our specialists can consult you regarding choosing hosting/hardware as well as configure the existing environment:

  • Nginx webserver installation. Based on our experience, we can say that using Nginx webserver for a Magento website is one of the fastest solutions nowadays. Using Nginx can dramatically increase your store performance.
  • PHP tuning. The installation of additional speed improvements modules for PHP, such as APC etc. can also increase the speed of your store. Besides that, we implement Magento recommended PHP settings that have been fully tested on thousands of successful stores.
  • Advanced server caching. There are many great caching technologies currently, such as Varnish, Redis, etc. For each unique store, we choose that combination of caching modules that will work best for that individual Magento store.
  • MySQL tuning. The performance of the MySQL database also can be a weak point of your system. Our specialists will apply the recommended settings for MySQL as well as perform a full testing of the MySQL performance.

Magento caching Implementation

The standard Magento caching system is one of the main advantages of Magento, which provides very good performance for most stores. However, sometimes, it is not enough. In such cases, we can recommend a Magento full page cache feature included in the Enterprise edition.

But if switching to Enterprise is not a solution for you, there are many alternative caching systems for Magento. The best solution in this situation is to allow our specialist to perform a full investigation of your store and choose the caching system which will work best for your Magento/server configuration.

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