Easy Ways To Speed Up Magento eCommerce

Magento eCommerce is a beast of its own, and enabling it to be most efficient can require some tweaks that are not widely known that we would like to share with you. Below are two easy steps that will not only speed up your website, but increase its efficiency on your dedicated server.

Turn Magento Caching on (do not use while developing)
1. Login to your Magento Admin
2. go to System -> Cache Management
3. in the dropdown box, choose “enable” and tick all the boxes, then save settings.

Compile Magento
1. Login to your Magento Admin
2. go to System -> Tools -> Compilation

Always remember that speed depends on many variables, if your site exists on a shared server, then you may want to think about upgrading to a dedicated machine. If you’re troubleshooting your live site, always be sure to test the impact of every step you take, then proceed accordingly. If you’re in search of hiring someone to do this for you, contact us!

  • Now that you guys helped me clean up the cache in my shopping cart from the other article, I applied this trick and my web store is loading even faster. You guys really nail it when it comes to Magento eCommerce tweak and tips!

  • Please don’t use the 2nd part for speeding up, “Compile Magento
    1. Login to your Magento Admin
    2. go to System -> Tools -> Compilation”

    This can crash the site and gives 500 error.

    Solution if you used second one –

    so simply open the file under (your_base_dir/includes/config.php), and place # in front of the above 2 lines in the file, so that they look like following:

    #define(`COMPILER_INCLUDE_PATH`, dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.`src`);
    #define(`COMPILER_COLLECT_PATH`, dirname(__FILE__).DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR.`stat`);

  • PR

    Thanks for the instructions that you have shared. I am actually looking for a way on how to cache my Magento that’s why I did research regarding this and I found your blogsite. Now, I can do caching of my Magento already. Thanks again!