Is your Magento store not quite as fast as you would like it to be? Below you will find our Top 10 Tips & Tricks to speed up your Magento site.
Note: some of the steps below require server administrator access.
Disclaimer: the above suggestions are general guidelines and results may vary between different Magento installations.
To really supercharge the performance of your Magento store, we recommend that you try out the following professional extensions provided by our partner Extendware.
Full Page Cache reduces your sites First Byte Time and increases speed which is great for customer experience and search engine optimization! As a ProperHost customer you get 1 year free use of this extension. Register to download your free copy.
Speed up your site, improve your search engine site rankings and conversion rate, and improve your user experience in the process. Minify Js / CSS extension reduces page size, bandwidth, request count, and server load without anything more than installing this easy to use and feature-full extension.
Images are very important for online stores, but unnecessarily large images can slow down the user experience and reduce search engine rankings. Image Optimization will optimize your images and reduce their size without sacrificing image quality, so that your site images are faster loading.
The Cache Warmer will ensure your full page cache solution is always warmed and ready to serve your customers pages at the fastest speed possible. Efficiently written to reduce bandwidth, CPU, and crawl time.
This extension adds additional cache backends to the Full Page Cache, including an optimized file based cache and a Memcached based cache.
Increase the speed of your administrative backend. Do you have a slow admin backend when saving products, categories, etc? Deferred Indexing will speed up your admin backend by making the saving of products, categories, etc more responsive.
Improve your store search relevancy and increase search performance. Stores that have relevant and fast search results encourage sells by ensuring customers find the products they want.
Increase revenue and customer satisfaction with faster, more relevant search results. Lucene Search is a powerful and flexible search solution that helps ensure your customers can always find the products they want.
Also check out the other great magento extensions that can help you make the most out of your store.