We’ve compiled a list of fixes to speed up your Magento website.
Below are the items we recommend implementing on your Magento eCommerce website in order to improve its page load performance. Those listed at the top are the ones most likely to have the biggest impact to speed up Magento.
Magento Performance Enhancement Recommendations
- Gzip components
- Use a CDN for static content (images, CSS and JS) and set up parallel downloads
- Compress images
- Enable Memcached
- Admin console > Developer > “Yes”
- Set cache-control headers
- Reduce “Time to First Byte”
- Install social plugins, if using, directly from FB, Google, etc.
- Don’t use AddThis or similar plugins if you can help it. They have excessive code.
- Remove leftover and unnecessary scripts and CSS
- Enable Magento caching
- Located in Magento admin panel
- Disable unneeded Magento modules
- Use a PHP accelerator
- Such as these, including APC, ZendOptimizer+, eAccelerator, XCache
- Disable Magento logging
- Under the Developers tab
- MySQL table optimization
- In phpMyAdmin, use the command OPTIMIZE TABLE on specific Magento database-tables
- Disable local Magento modules if your site does not need them
Not all of these fixes will push the needle far on their own, but together they are likely to result in fairly major improvements to the performance of your eCommerce store.
Do you have other tips for speeding up a Magento store? If so, we’d love your input below…