Optimising Magento Part II

It appears that there are quite a few complaints on the forums about Magento being slow and this is probably true with an out of the box installation. There are quite a few things that can be done to improve things and response time in general.

With a switch to nginx as well as tuning of various components, the response time subsequently dropped by over half to about 4 seconds which is in the sweet spot for ecommerce sites.

The following are some of the changes made:

  • Switch to using nginx as a front end.
  • Set Expires to far in the future
  • Utilize PHP FPM.
  • Implement APC
  • PHP tuning
  • MySQL tuning

And Finally Test your site response using the tool http://tools.pingdom.com/

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