Few ways to speed up magento


Magento is a very powerful Open Source eCommerce System, which offers offering unprecedented flexibility and control, but sometimes may be a little bit slower than other eCommerce platforms.

Most of the times this is caused by bad configuration of hosting environment, or by unoptimized hosting environment. This article contains few tips to speed up magento.


Steps then you can follow to speed up magento:

1. Enable Gzip Compression

2. Install some caching system like APC or Xcache

3. Optimize MySql allocated resources

4. Reduce I/O cycles by cacheing in memory var directory using tools like tmpfs

5. Install extensions like Fooman Speedster to combine, compress and cache JS and CSS

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