How to Speed Up Magento E-commerce site for Better Performance

Magento is the one of the most powerful and user friendly CMS for e-commerce site. When you started an e-commerce website with Magento from scratch then you need to care about lots of things. So, in this article we will show you how to speed up magento e-commerce site and store for better performance. This guide will help you to increase magento e-commerce site speed and performance. If you are in an unmanaged VPS hosting then i will recommend you to use Nginx with MariDB database server.

For an E-commerce website site performance matters a lot. In this below paragraph we will discuss about some tips to speed up Magento e-commerce site. If your Magento e-commerce website is running under the slow performance then this article will definitely help you to solve your problem.

How to Speed Up Magento E-commerce site

  1. Use Magento Latest Version: Magento community version is always free. You can download the latest Magento edition from their official website.
  2. Use Magento Cache: There is an inbuilt option in Magento to clear all the cache. Select all the cache types and then enable it. Admin panel > System > Cache management > Select All > Actions: Enable > Submitmagento-cache
  3. Compress the database Queries: You can use flat category and flat catalog product option to reduce the database queries size. This method will help you to optimize Magento store and database queries. System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Frontendmagento catalog
  4. Merge Javascript and CSS File: Magento Admin Panel allows you to Merge the CSS and Javascript file. This will help you to load your site more faster. System > Configuration > Advanced > DeveloperMagento JS and Css file
  5. modify .htaccess file: Now  we will edit the .htaccess file to load magento site more faster. just look in to the following .htaccess command line and uncomment it to enable those features.

     
  6. Enable Expires Headers: All browsers are using Expires Headers to determine how long save static data in a browser cache. All pages should have expires headers. And all static files such as images, javascript, CSS files should have longer expires headers.

     
  7. Use Magento Cache: You can use Magento page cache to increase the load speed. You can download Magento cache from Here  https://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/

I hope this article will help you to increase the Magento store load speed. Stay with us to know more about Magento store optimization.