PHP offloading: Speeding up magento with Vala

PHP offloading: Speeding up magento with Vala There is always an easy way to do things and there is also the less expected way. One of my favorite tricks to improve magento’s performance (any system really) has to do with preheating the content before it is even requested and keep it fresh by analyzing how often the contents of that page changes. As always the main point is to offload the operation from one system to the other....

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Cloning magento modules

Cloning magento modules Today I wanted (read was forced) to create a module based on one of Magento’s core. Literally I needed to clone some of the Magento modules and while the copy and paste is simple stuff, going class by class and file by file renaming and configuring files is not joke. So why do I need to clone it instead of just doing the usual OOP stuff Magento is so good at? Simply because the functionality is really...

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Dirt cheap way to make magento faster
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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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