Dirt cheap way to make magento faster
Jul27

Dirt cheap way to make magento faster

Dirt cheap way to make magento faster Performance is key. Speed is everything when it comes down to websites, especially in eCommerce. The code we are about to see it is a dirt cheap way to make magento faster. It is not performance optimization just a good way to improve Magento’s processing time. If you don’t want to use better implementations or can’t use something like nginx or you simply can use vala then this...

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Using local storage for magento performance improvement

Using local Storage for magento performance improvement So one of my biggest headaches with Magento is that it generates content over and over and over again. Content that has been generated already. Even with Full Page Caching enabled we still need to hit the server to get some information like the recently viewed products…. Heck even with Varnish we still need to pull a rabbit out of the hat in order to maintain a sustainable...

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PHP Offloading… Nginx helps so much!

So let’s continue our attempt to improve Magento’s performance and this time around let’s focus on the web server itself. There are a bunch of web servers out there but the most known are, a least to me: Apache, Nginx and Lighttpd My favorite, and of course I am biased here, is Nginx and it approach to serving content. As you may all know Nginx is an event-based web server and the main advantage of this asynchronous...

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PHP offloading for better performance
Jul25

PHP offloading for better performance

PHP offloading for better performance So you recently launched your PHP application (read Magento) just to realize that it is really slow even though you have state of the art hardware, software and it is configured to kick ass. You decided to install varnish to help full page caching and your CDN, which it only has gzipped merged and minified assets, to serve content faster now your site seems to be flying but New Relic still reveals...

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FireFox vs Virtualized environments

Firefox rocks no doubt about it… but using more memory than virtualbox just to run magento is not cool at all! This is why I really dislike using FireFox and love using SwiftFox. How come Firefox is taking 2GB of ram, that is as much as my virtualized Ubuntu Desktop and more than my virtualized ubuntu server. In other words with that much memory I could be running a few more computers. Swiftfox is a highly optimized firefox...

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