Due to being remarkably feature-rich and offering amazing functionalities, since the time of its invention, Magento is becoming immensely popular in the web development industry. Most of the developers prefer to use this platform as it provides great flexibility with incredible support and control over the online store management. However, with time, without proper maintenance and support, it is pretty much obvious that the online store slows down. Here is a list of a few smart and effective tips how you can speed up performance of your Magento store.
#1 Caching Configuration
File System is the default caching engine that Magento provides. Apart from this, you can configure the Varnish cache. Another caching engine that can boost the speed of your Magento site by almost 200 times. However, you need to properly support this caching system.
#2 Clean the Database Log
You need to understand which data are important and which data are unnecessary. It is really pointless to keep all such irrelevant and unnecessary data and making the database so huge that affects the Magento store and slows it down. Cleaning the database log in a timely way is crucial for keeping up performance of the Magento site. To clean the database log, first, check the “Table Log”, then you need to select the option “Empty” followed by the option “Yes”. It would hardly take 30 minutes to speed up your site.
#3 Optimise MySQL Server
MySQL has its own ‘query cache’ using which generating dynamic content and pages becomes incredibly smooth. Moreover, it helps to enhance the overall Magento website performance as well. Are you wondering how this ‘query cache’ works? Well, initially, the MySQL server stores the text and the result of a particular query. Whenever MySQL comes across the same query, it can instantly show the result.
#4 Make Sure to Use Latest Version
The latest version usually comes with added features, upgraded functionalities, enhanced security, fixed technical glitches and bugs and many more. If you are using an older version of Magento even though Magento already has the latest and upgraded version available in the market, it is pretty much normal that your site would slow down. Hence, it is important to make sure that you are using the up-to-date version of Magento.
#5 Choose the Most Feasible Web Hosting
The best practice is to select such a web hosting that meets the demands of your website. Monthly traffic, web space, backup, data transfer, CDN, database type support etc. are some of the aspects based on which you need to choose the most workable web hosting for your site.
Apart from all these above-mentioned points, some other vital points are using properly optimised themes, keeping the website clean and simple with the minimal use of third-party extensions etc.